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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.
Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Opioids alone cannot be blamed for growing life expectancy inequality in the U.S.

Tetrodotoxin found in pufferfish can provide potent pain relief when given properly

Tetrodotoxin found in pufferfish can provide potent pain relief when given properly

Case study: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in a patient with ALS

Case study: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in a patient with ALS

Researchers find lower opioid prescriptions rates in states that implemented medical cannabis laws

Researchers find lower opioid prescriptions rates in states that implemented medical cannabis laws

FDA overlooked red flags in drugmaker’s testing of new depression medicine

FDA overlooked red flags in drugmaker’s testing of new depression medicine

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

Alzheimer's therapy may be effective in treating individuals addicted to opioids

Study explores augmented ACL reconstruction procedure

Study explores augmented ACL reconstruction procedure

Marijuana use among older adults increasing rapidly

Marijuana use among older adults increasing rapidly

Sociodemographic factors, polysubstance use linked with opioid-related overdose deaths

Sociodemographic factors, polysubstance use linked with opioid-related overdose deaths

Attention: Over forties face unnecessarily high risk of alcohol-related adverse drug reactions

Attention: Over forties face unnecessarily high risk of alcohol-related adverse drug reactions

Oklahoma’s ‘precedent-setting’ suit puts opioid drugmakers on trial

Oklahoma’s ‘precedent-setting’ suit puts opioid drugmakers on trial

US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists

US dentists write more opioid prescriptions than England dentists

Short-term opioid use increases the positivity of emotional experiences

Short-term opioid use increases the positivity of emotional experiences

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Use of buprenorphine to treat opioid addiction proliferates in California

Parental opioid use doubles the risk of suicide attempts by their children

Parental opioid use doubles the risk of suicide attempts by their children

New pain management program sends 92% cancer surgery patients home with no opioids

New pain management program sends 92% cancer surgery patients home with no opioids

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction in adulthood

Neonatal exposure to nicotine alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction in adulthood

New opioid accelerates recovery and prevents relapse to chronic pain

New opioid accelerates recovery and prevents relapse to chronic pain

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Cannabis could help people with opioid addiction

Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms

Virtual clinical trial: Improving methadone dosage for drug users with TB to prevent withdrawal symptoms