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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.
Amid opioid prescriber crackdown, health officials reach out to pain patients

Amid opioid prescriber crackdown, health officials reach out to pain patients

Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals

Many cancer patients use marijuana and prescription opioids, study reveals

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

Opioid dose variability could lead to increased risk of overdose, study suggests

Opioid dose variability could lead to increased risk of overdose, study suggests

Universities join hands to confront opioid problem in the central Appalachian region

Universities join hands to confront opioid problem in the central Appalachian region

PCORI’s newly approved awards focus on cancer pain and opioid use disorders

PCORI’s newly approved awards focus on cancer pain and opioid use disorders

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

Cancer patients and those with anemia should not be denied opioids, says CDC

Cancer patients and those with anemia should not be denied opioids, says CDC

Penn State-led project focuses on opioid addiction treatment in teens

Penn State-led project focuses on opioid addiction treatment in teens

Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation

Alcohol, Cannabis and Other Drugs: A Pharmacological Evaluation

Study of OUD treatment creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas in the U.S.

Study of OUD treatment creates new metric to illustrate disadvantaged areas in the U.S.

Forensic researchers discover key factors relating to premature adult deaths

Forensic researchers discover key factors relating to premature adult deaths

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

Opioid epidemic fuels growing rates of some infectious diseases

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon

Columbia receives award for piloting Opioid Education and Naloxone Training on College Campuses

Columbia receives award for piloting Opioid Education and Naloxone Training on College Campuses

New discovery may explain low testosterone levels in men with diabetes

New discovery may explain low testosterone levels in men with diabetes

Impact of legalizing cannabis on the opioid crisis

Impact of legalizing cannabis on the opioid crisis

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs

People under age 50 with hearing loss more likely to misuse alcohol and drugs