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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.
ASA applauds President Trump’s declaration of opioid crisis as public health emergency

ASA applauds President Trump’s declaration of opioid crisis as public health emergency

New study investigates extent of opioid dependence and overdose in postoperative patients

New study investigates extent of opioid dependence and overdose in postoperative patients

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter

Researchers use machine learning to identify illegal selling of opioids on Twitter

Pre-clinical study reports promising step forward in search for non-addictive painkillers

Pre-clinical study reports promising step forward in search for non-addictive painkillers

New survey finds huge decline in substance abuse, delinquency among teens

New survey finds huge decline in substance abuse, delinquency among teens

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

Bariatric surgical patients may be vulnerable to opioid dependence

Opioid-free anesthesia reduces postoperative nausea, study finds

Opioid-free anesthesia reduces postoperative nausea, study finds

Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

Research finds decrease in opioid use among patients recovering from hip and knee replacement

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

HCV screening or diagnosis could lower non‐prescribed opioid use

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New study shows possibility of battling opioid addiction in primary care

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

New online tool offers opioid prescribing recommendations after surgery

MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic

MTSA expands efforts to fight against national opioid epidemic

Medicare plans place few restrictions on coverage of prescription opioids, Yale study finds

Medicare plans place few restrictions on coverage of prescription opioids, Yale study finds

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

Study: Topical analgesics may provide effective, safe treatment alternative to opioids

NIH-funded study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome

NIH-funded study to evaluate treatment options for newborns with opioid withdrawal syndrome

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Study suggests optimal length of opioid pain prescriptions for common surgical procedures

Study uncovers disturbing trends in prescribing opioids for nonmalignant chronic pain

Study uncovers disturbing trends in prescribing opioids for nonmalignant chronic pain

Emergency departments write shorter duration and smaller-dose opioid prescriptions, study shows

Emergency departments write shorter duration and smaller-dose opioid prescriptions, study shows

Emergency patients who are prescribed opioids less likely to become long-term users

Emergency patients who are prescribed opioids less likely to become long-term users

Operation Pangea X takes action against illegal medicines sold online

Operation Pangea X takes action against illegal medicines sold online