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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 Advisory Committee recommends approval of Alkermes' VIVITROL for opioid dependence

FDA Advisory Committee recommends approval of Alkermes' VIVITROL for opioid dependence

Survey reveals physicians’ misperception on misuse, abuse of opioids

Survey reveals physicians’ misperception on misuse, abuse of opioids

Endoscopic laser spine procedures replace traditional open back surgery

Endoscopic laser spine procedures replace traditional open back surgery

Using opioids at end-of-life care proves effective to control pain

Using opioids at end-of-life care proves effective to control pain

Purdue Pharma to present Butrans Transdermal System CIII clinical program data at PAINWeek 2010

Purdue Pharma to present Butrans Transdermal System CIII clinical program data at PAINWeek 2010

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario releases recommendations to target opioid public health crisis

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario releases recommendations to target opioid public health crisis

C.A.R.E.S. Alliance launches online tools for addressing misuse and abuse of pain medications

C.A.R.E.S. Alliance launches online tools for addressing misuse and abuse of pain medications

CTTC's Calmare therapy effective against pain associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

CTTC's Calmare therapy effective against pain associated with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

Progenics commences Phase 3 trial of oral methylnaltrexone for opioid-induced constipation

Progenics commences Phase 3 trial of oral methylnaltrexone for opioid-induced constipation

Governments called upon to recognize that access to pain management is a fundamental human right

Governments called upon to recognize that access to pain management is a fundamental human right

CAMH welcomes Ontario's narcotics strategy to address inappropriate use of prescription opioids

CAMH welcomes Ontario's narcotics strategy to address inappropriate use of prescription opioids

Researchers find smoked cannabis reduces chronic neuropathic pain

Researchers find smoked cannabis reduces chronic neuropathic pain

Study finds common risk factors linked with painkiller addiction

Study finds common risk factors linked with painkiller addiction

Research on OGF-OGFr complex helps to understand pathobiology of diseases

Research on OGF-OGFr complex helps to understand pathobiology of diseases

Hospira Japan receives approval for long term use of Precedex IV sedative

Hospira Japan receives approval for long term use of Precedex IV sedative

Prescription opioids can be gate way to illicit drug addiction: Study

Prescription opioids can be gate way to illicit drug addiction: Study

Elite Pharmaceuticals reports decrease in manufacturing revenue for fiscal first quarter

Elite Pharmaceuticals reports decrease in manufacturing revenue for fiscal first quarter

NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Tris Pharma sign agreement to enhance CNS product portfolio

NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Tris Pharma sign agreement to enhance CNS product portfolio

Endo to acquire Penwest for $5.00 per share

Endo to acquire Penwest for $5.00 per share

Morphine plus oxycodone IV combination exhibits improved analgesia, tolerability compared to IV morphine

Morphine plus oxycodone IV combination exhibits improved analgesia, tolerability compared to IV morphine

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