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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.
KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Why health care is so expensive, chapter $22K

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Why health care is so expensive, chapter $22K

UArizona researchers get closer to developing a safe, effective non-opioid pain reliever

UArizona researchers get closer to developing a safe, effective non-opioid pain reliever

Clinic-based review board helps reduce opioid prescribing

Clinic-based review board helps reduce opioid prescribing

As overdose deaths soar, DEA-wary pharmacies shy from dispensing addiction medication

As overdose deaths soar, DEA-wary pharmacies shy from dispensing addiction medication

CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

CDC launches complementary education campaigns to save more lives from drug overdose

Physical therapy associated with lower odds of long-term opioid use after total knee replacement

Physical therapy associated with lower odds of long-term opioid use after total knee replacement

Case Western Reserve secures $16 million to understand the relation between substance use and HIV

Case Western Reserve secures $16 million to understand the relation between substance use and HIV

Molecular mechanism that controls the transition from acute to chronic pain revealed

Molecular mechanism that controls the transition from acute to chronic pain revealed

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Dems agree to agree, but not on what to agree on

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Dems agree to agree, but not on what to agree on

Study highlights major role of polysubstance use in drug overdose risk

Study highlights major role of polysubstance use in drug overdose risk

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Women may be more vulnerable to drug addiction and addiction-like behaviors than men

Watch: Going beyond the script of ‘Dopesick’ and America’s real-life opioid crisis

Watch: Going beyond the script of ‘Dopesick’ and America’s real-life opioid crisis

Study finds a downward trend in buprenorphine misuse among U.S. adults with opioid use disorder

Study finds a downward trend in buprenorphine misuse among U.S. adults with opioid use disorder

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The politics of vaccine mandates

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: The politics of vaccine mandates

Medicinal plant extract could potentially help curb the opioid epidemic

Medicinal plant extract could potentially help curb the opioid epidemic

Oral acetaminophen helps manage tonsillectomy pain in children at lower costs

Oral acetaminophen helps manage tonsillectomy pain in children at lower costs

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Abortion politics front and center

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’: Abortion politics front and center

Heroin overdose deaths more likely to occur shortly after hospital discharge

Heroin overdose deaths more likely to occur shortly after hospital discharge

Fatal opioid overdoses four times more likely in the first two days after hospital discharge

Fatal opioid overdoses four times more likely in the first two days after hospital discharge