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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.
Research shows intergenerational effects of preconception opioids in male offspring rats

Research shows intergenerational effects of preconception opioids in male offspring rats

Outpatient antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis improves outcomes, reduces costs

Outpatient antibiotic treatment for infective endocarditis improves outcomes, reduces costs

Oral health disparities persist and pose a major global public health threat, experts say

Oral health disparities persist and pose a major global public health threat, experts say

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Contemplating a post-‘Roe’ world

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Contemplating a post-‘Roe’ world

Nearly 1% of all US adults prescribed opioids are also taking various other sedatives

Nearly 1% of all US adults prescribed opioids are also taking various other sedatives

‘Injections, injections, injections’: Troubling questions follow closure of sprawling pain clinic chain

‘Injections, injections, injections’: Troubling questions follow closure of sprawling pain clinic chain

Expert highlights the racist origins of US drug policy and its effect on the modern opioid epidemic

Expert highlights the racist origins of US drug policy and its effect on the modern opioid epidemic

COVID-19 survivors more likely to suffer from mental health problems

COVID-19 survivors more likely to suffer from mental health problems

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s health costs, stupid (2022 edition)

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: It’s health costs, stupid (2022 edition)

Identifying direct and indirect effects of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on mortality in the US

Identifying direct and indirect effects of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on mortality in the US

Study analyzes trends in overdose deaths from use of non-benzodiazepines and gabapentinoids

Study analyzes trends in overdose deaths from use of non-benzodiazepines and gabapentinoids

Trauma centers expand care to treat patients with mental health and substance use disorders

Trauma centers expand care to treat patients with mental health and substance use disorders

Challenges in safely deprescribing common anticholinergic drugs

Challenges in safely deprescribing common anticholinergic drugs

Study finds rising racial disparities in opioid and stimulant deaths

Study finds rising racial disparities in opioid and stimulant deaths

"Drug checking" programs have unexpected benefits, study finds

"Drug checking" programs have unexpected benefits, study finds

Study shows a small increased risk of congenital abnormalities in infants exposed to opioids in utero

Study shows a small increased risk of congenital abnormalities in infants exposed to opioids in utero

Rapid, highly accurate drug detection vital to reducing the adverse impacts of addiction

Rapid, highly accurate drug detection vital to reducing the adverse impacts of addiction

Chatbot helped improve the health of patients whose joint replacement surgeries got delayed by COVID-19

Chatbot helped improve the health of patients whose joint replacement surgeries got delayed by COVID-19

Study finds an exponential increase in older adult opioid overdose death rates

Study finds an exponential increase in older adult opioid overdose death rates

Some heart surgery patients may be able to control postoperative pain without opioids

Some heart surgery patients may be able to control postoperative pain without opioids