Opioids News and Research

RSS
An opioid is a chemical that works by binding to opioid receptors, which are found principally in the central nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. The receptors in these two organ systems mediate both the beneficial effects and the side effects of opioids.
Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

Fentanyl-involved overdoses are concentrated in resource-deprived neighborhoods

Predicting opioid-related problems among cancer survivors

Predicting opioid-related problems among cancer survivors

Study finds postpartum women are getting prescribed more narcotics than needed

Study finds postpartum women are getting prescribed more narcotics than needed

Researchers discover a peptide involved in both migraine and opioid-overuse pain

Researchers discover a peptide involved in both migraine and opioid-overuse pain

Experts outline new framework to improve care for opioid use disorder

Experts outline new framework to improve care for opioid use disorder

PCORI Board approves $70 million to support projects designed to improve care for health conditions

PCORI Board approves $70 million to support projects designed to improve care for health conditions

New drug 'ubrogepant' may work for migraine

New drug 'ubrogepant' may work for migraine

Cannabis cannot be used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder

Cannabis cannot be used as a replacement drug for people with opioid use disorder

Opioid dose tapering rates as much as six times higher than recommended

Opioid dose tapering rates as much as six times higher than recommended

Surgeon general’s marijuana warning omits crucial context

Surgeon general’s marijuana warning omits crucial context

Adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs linked with death rates from heroin poisoning

Adoption of state Prescription Drug Monitoring programs linked with death rates from heroin poisoning

Opioid-free pain management guidelines released by Pitt Dental Medicine

Opioid-free pain management guidelines released by Pitt Dental Medicine

TACC announces role as key collaborator in NIH grant to study chronic pain and opioid dependence

TACC announces role as key collaborator in NIH grant to study chronic pain and opioid dependence

Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed

Urban hotspots of opioid abuse among high-schoolers revealed

Timely identification of prenatal exposure to opioids, gabapentin could mean more appropriate care

Timely identification of prenatal exposure to opioids, gabapentin could mean more appropriate care

Opioid overdose treatment: intranasal vs intramuscular naloxone

Opioid overdose treatment: intranasal vs intramuscular naloxone

Receiving multiple fracture-associated drugs may increase hip fracture risk

Receiving multiple fracture-associated drugs may increase hip fracture risk

Kratom may be effective, but not entirely safe to treat alcohol use disorder

Kratom may be effective, but not entirely safe to treat alcohol use disorder

Groundwork laid for new kind of neural interface system

Groundwork laid for new kind of neural interface system

How Germany averted an opioid crisis

How Germany averted an opioid crisis