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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.
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

IU-connected startup working to enable precision medicine for mental health issues, chronic pain

IU-connected startup working to enable precision medicine for mental health issues, chronic pain

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Florida is the latest Republican-led state to adopt clean needle exchanges

Study shows how cannabis could be effective for both pain relief and insomnia

Study shows how cannabis could be effective for both pain relief and insomnia

Concurrent use of benzodiazepine and opioids complicates neonatal abstinence syndrome

Concurrent use of benzodiazepine and opioids complicates neonatal abstinence syndrome

Birth, child outcomes linked with maternal opioid use during pregnancy

Birth, child outcomes linked with maternal opioid use during pregnancy

Study: Dozens of counties in the U.S. are at highest risk for opioid deaths

Study: Dozens of counties in the U.S. are at highest risk for opioid deaths

Opioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Utah

Opioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Utah