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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.
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

More schools stock overdose reversal meds, but others worry about stigma

More schools stock overdose reversal meds, but others worry about stigma

Virtual reality vs. opioids: clinical trial of non-pharmacological pain management during burn wound care

Virtual reality vs. opioids: clinical trial of non-pharmacological pain management during burn wound care

Hotter days in New York linked to spike in substance abuse hospital visits

Hotter days in New York linked to spike in substance abuse hospital visits

Rising temperatures could increase hospital visits from alcohol- and substance-related disorders

Rising temperatures could increase hospital visits from alcohol- and substance-related disorders

Study: Most patients prescribed fewer opioids after surgery satisfied with pain control

Study: Most patients prescribed fewer opioids after surgery satisfied with pain control

Officials agree: Use settlement funds to curb youth addiction. But the ‘how’ gets hairy.

Officials agree: Use settlement funds to curb youth addiction. But the ‘how’ gets hairy.

New study suggests higher buprenorphine doses could help save lives

New study suggests higher buprenorphine doses could help save lives

Anesthesiology physician-scientist pipeline trails other specialties, particularly among women

Anesthesiology physician-scientist pipeline trails other specialties, particularly among women

Experts provide guidance on opioid management in individuals with cancer-related pain

Experts provide guidance on opioid management in individuals with cancer-related pain

Despite successes, addiction treatment programs for families struggle to stay open

Despite successes, addiction treatment programs for families struggle to stay open

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2020

Study: Drug overdose deaths in the U.S. more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2020

Experimental insomnia treatment may help prevent opioid relapse

Experimental insomnia treatment may help prevent opioid relapse

Enhanced recovery program shows promise in reducing opioid reliance after pancreatic cancer surgery

Enhanced recovery program shows promise in reducing opioid reliance after pancreatic cancer surgery

Study highlights risks of high-dose naloxone in opioid overdose response

Study highlights risks of high-dose naloxone in opioid overdose response

Artificial intelligence may influence whether you can get pain medication

Artificial intelligence may influence whether you can get pain medication

New guideline supports use of acetaminophen and NSAIDs for pediatric dental pain

New guideline supports use of acetaminophen and NSAIDs for pediatric dental pain

Anesthesiologists can play a greater role in managing patients with substance use disorders

Anesthesiologists can play a greater role in managing patients with substance use disorders

Recreational drug use may worsen outcomes for cardiac intensive care patients

Recreational drug use may worsen outcomes for cardiac intensive care patients