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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.
FDA announces new education campaign for safe disposal of unused opioids from homes

FDA announces new education campaign for safe disposal of unused opioids from homes

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Biden doubles down on Obamacare

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Biden doubles down on Obamacare

Adolescents using multiple sources for prescription drugs at high risk for substance use disorders

Adolescents using multiple sources for prescription drugs at high risk for substance use disorders

Over 1 million years of life lost in Ohio from overdose deaths, shows study

Over 1 million years of life lost in Ohio from overdose deaths, shows study

Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

Opioid overdose deaths on the decline says CDC but the real picture may still be grim

Family members' drugs may be risk factor for overdose in individuals without prescriptions

Family members' drugs may be risk factor for overdose in individuals without prescriptions

Addressing patients' mental and emotional distress after surgery

Addressing patients' mental and emotional distress after surgery

Maternal prepregnancy surgery linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in newborns

Maternal prepregnancy surgery linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in newborns

Patients taking opioids for chronic pain could face health care access problems

Patients taking opioids for chronic pain could face health care access problems

New network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of care

New network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of care

Patients treated with NSAIDs use less opioids

Patients treated with NSAIDs use less opioids

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Botulinum toxin may offer relief from chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic

Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

UM scientists receive $3.3 million NIH contract to develop opioid addiction vaccine

Herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain is not safe, research says

Herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain is not safe, research says

Sobering up: In an alcohol-soaked nation, more seek booze-free social spaces

Sobering up: In an alcohol-soaked nation, more seek booze-free social spaces

Study finds alarmingly high rate of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients

Study finds alarmingly high rate of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients

PDFNJ campaign emphasizes the hazards of prescription opioids

PDFNJ campaign emphasizes the hazards of prescription opioids

Role of hospital and health-system pharmacists in drug therapy monitoring

Role of hospital and health-system pharmacists in drug therapy monitoring

UAMS receives $24.2 million federal funding to accelerate research

UAMS receives $24.2 million federal funding to accelerate research