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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.
Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health on the hill

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Health on the hill

Effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome requires coordinated ‘cascade of care’

Effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome requires coordinated ‘cascade of care’

FDA takes new steps to address opioid crisis by approving Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

FDA takes new steps to address opioid crisis by approving Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy

Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus

Day-tripping to the dispensary: Seniors in pain hop aboard the canna-bus

UNC Health Care extends free access to virtual care service in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

UNC Health Care extends free access to virtual care service in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

More women veterans with chronic pain use CIH therapies than men

People battling substance use disorders may benefit from meth-relapse prevention compound

People battling substance use disorders may benefit from meth-relapse prevention compound

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Ensysce receives award from NIDA to undertake development of opioid overdose protection platform

Ensysce receives award from NIDA to undertake development of opioid overdose protection platform

Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows

Half as many people are trying heroin, but marijuana use grows

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ A detour on a smoking off-ramp

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ A detour on a smoking off-ramp

Study: Poor older Americans most likely to rely on prescription opioids

Study: Poor older Americans most likely to rely on prescription opioids

Nearly one in three opioid prescriptions in the US not justified, finds analysis

Nearly one in three opioid prescriptions in the US not justified, finds analysis

Medical cannabis provides relief across dozens of health symptoms, study shows

Medical cannabis provides relief across dozens of health symptoms, study shows

Study raises concerns about inappropriate opioid prescribing, lax documentation practices

Study raises concerns about inappropriate opioid prescribing, lax documentation practices

FDA approves Cassipa sublingual film for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

FDA approves Cassipa sublingual film for maintenance treatment of opioid dependence

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Must-reads of the week from Brianna Labuskes

Researchers develop new generation of pain medications

Researchers develop new generation of pain medications

Nursing viewpoints on opioid crisis

Nursing viewpoints on opioid crisis

American Pain Society encouraged by progress toward increased funding for pain research

American Pain Society encouraged by progress toward increased funding for pain research