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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.
New model more effective in predicting risk of opioid overdose than traditional models

New model more effective in predicting risk of opioid overdose than traditional models

Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine

Aspiring doctors seek advanced training in addiction medicine

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction

Naltrexone implant more effective in reducing relapses in HIV patients with opioid addiction

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Many individuals recovering from addiction continue to suffer from chronic physical disease

Early discharge does not increase readmission risk for patients after lung surgery

Early discharge does not increase readmission risk for patients after lung surgery

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

UTSA professor helps train first responders to detect prescription opioid overdoses

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

FDA warns marketer of unapproved products claiming to treat addiction, chronic pain

New article focuses on integrative health, value-based medicine, and whole systems research

New article focuses on integrative health, value-based medicine, and whole systems research

Researchers hope blood test that accurately diagnoses fibromyalgia could be available within five years

Researchers hope blood test that accurately diagnoses fibromyalgia could be available within five years

Painkillers taken by pregnant mothers unlikely to cause asthma in the child

Painkillers taken by pregnant mothers unlikely to cause asthma in the child

Fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples

Fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples

Taking painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for asthma risk in children, study shows

Taking painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for asthma risk in children, study shows

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Study explores whether Nordic countries could head towards opioid crisis like the U.S.

Study explores whether Nordic countries could head towards opioid crisis like the U.S.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ What’s next for the FDA?

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ What’s next for the FDA?

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

Many heroin users are not prepared to prevent or treat fentanyl-related overdoses, study finds

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Persistant opioid use in the family may be risk factor for young adults after surgery

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens

Long-term opioid use by family member associated with higher chances of persistent opioid use by teens