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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.
AcelRx Pharmaceuticals reports positive results in trial of sublingual Sufentanil NanoTabs in treating post-op pain

AcelRx Pharmaceuticals reports positive results in trial of sublingual Sufentanil NanoTabs in treating post-op pain

Tapentadol hydrochloride approved for pain relief

Tapentadol hydrochloride approved for pain relief

FDA approves tapentadol immediate-release tablets for pain in adults

FDA approves tapentadol immediate-release tablets for pain in adults

Researchers examine trends in prescription opioid use for non-cancer pain

Researchers examine trends in prescription opioid use for non-cancer pain

Women separated from abusive partners often experience high-disability chronic pain after two years

Women separated from abusive partners often experience high-disability chronic pain after two years

Pain and itch regulated by different molecular mechanisms

Pain and itch regulated by different molecular mechanisms

CAPHOSOL shown to benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy

CAPHOSOL shown to benefit cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation therapy

TheraQuest's IND for abuse deterrent strong opioid (TQ-1015) accepted by FDA

TheraQuest's IND for abuse deterrent strong opioid (TQ-1015) accepted by FDA

Extended suboxone treatment substantially improves outcomes for opioid-addicted young adults

Extended suboxone treatment substantially improves outcomes for opioid-addicted young adults

Teva granted FDA approval for Fentanyl transdermal system

Teva granted FDA approval for Fentanyl transdermal system

Over 10 million Americans are taking opioids

Over 10 million Americans are taking opioids

Watson Pharmaceuticals announces limited recall of Fentanyl transdermal patches

Watson Pharmaceuticals announces limited recall of Fentanyl transdermal patches

Methadone shows promise against leukemia

Methadone shows promise against leukemia

How best to treat chronic pain? The jury is still out

How best to treat chronic pain? The jury is still out

Big differences in depressed brains

Big differences in depressed brains

FDA approves Relistor for opioid-induced constipation - helps reduce effects of drugs like morphine on bowel function

FDA approves Relistor for opioid-induced constipation - helps reduce effects of drugs like morphine on bowel function

Oral methadone dosing for chronic pain: practitioner's guide

Oral methadone dosing for chronic pain: practitioner's guide

Abuse of prescription medications linked to drug abuse among college students

Abuse of prescription medications linked to drug abuse among college students

FDA approves Aloxi injection for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting

FDA approves Aloxi injection for prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting

Minorities less likely to receive pain-relieving opioid drugs in ER

Minorities less likely to receive pain-relieving opioid drugs in ER

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