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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.
Minnesota data-sharing model tracks drug overdose hospital and ED trends

Minnesota data-sharing model tracks drug overdose hospital and ED trends

CDC publishes updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians providing pain care

CDC publishes updated and expanded recommendations for clinicians providing pain care

Dental opioid prescribing declines in the U.S., but pandemic slows progressNovember 3, 2023

Dental opioid prescribing declines in the U.S., but pandemic slows progressNovember 3, 2023

New prediction model estimates risk of opioid relapse early in treatment

New prediction model estimates risk of opioid relapse early in treatment

COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown a wrench in efforts to reduce opioid use in dental care

COVID-19 pandemic may have thrown a wrench in efforts to reduce opioid use in dental care

Study finds substantial racial disparities in opioid prescribing for pain

Study finds substantial racial disparities in opioid prescribing for pain

Gubernatorial candidates quarrel over glory for winning opioid settlements

Gubernatorial candidates quarrel over glory for winning opioid settlements

USDA grant awarded to MU researchers to reduce opioid overdoses and suicides in Rural Missouri

USDA grant awarded to MU researchers to reduce opioid overdoses and suicides in Rural Missouri

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': The new speaker’s (limited) record on health

KFF Health News' 'What the Health?': The new speaker’s (limited) record on health

Study identifies predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain

Study identifies predictors of opioid overdose after prescription for chronic pain

Using opioid settlement cash for police gear like squad cars and scanners sparks debate

Using opioid settlement cash for police gear like squad cars and scanners sparks debate

Feds try to head off growing problem of overdoses among expectant mothers

Feds try to head off growing problem of overdoses among expectant mothers

Telehealth may improve access and retention for opioid use disorder treatment

Telehealth may improve access and retention for opioid use disorder treatment

Pregnant and addicted: Homeless women see hope in street medicine

Pregnant and addicted: Homeless women see hope in street medicine

For people with sickle cell disease, ERs can mean life-threatening waits

For people with sickle cell disease, ERs can mean life-threatening waits

Opioid use disorder treatment lowers risk of overdose after surgery, study finds

Opioid use disorder treatment lowers risk of overdose after surgery, study finds

Opioid prescribing limits may not worsen patient experience after common surgeries

Opioid prescribing limits may not worsen patient experience after common surgeries

Researchers call for urgent improvement in pain management for inflammatory arthritis patients

Researchers call for urgent improvement in pain management for inflammatory arthritis patients

Severe maternal morbidity, opioid use, and prior hospital care linked to pregnancy-associated deaths

Severe maternal morbidity, opioid use, and prior hospital care linked to pregnancy-associated deaths

New analysis looks at rates of opioid prescribing to US adolescents

New analysis looks at rates of opioid prescribing to US adolescents