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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.
New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

New study highlights how pain management practices are changing after surgery

Analysis finds higher level of opioid abuse among sexual minorities compared to heterosexuals

Analysis finds higher level of opioid abuse among sexual minorities compared to heterosexuals

Examining how pain could play a direct protective role in the gut

Examining how pain could play a direct protective role in the gut

Researchers assess wastewater sampling for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

Researchers assess wastewater sampling for SARS-CoV-2 surveillance

Survey: Majority of physicians favor using telehealth for delivering opioid use disorder treatment

Survey: Majority of physicians favor using telehealth for delivering opioid use disorder treatment

Hospitals have been slow to bring on addiction specialists

Hospitals have been slow to bring on addiction specialists

Researchers receive $1.1 million NIH grant to implement a telehealth platform for opioid use disorder

Researchers receive $1.1 million NIH grant to implement a telehealth platform for opioid use disorder

Addiction experts fear the fallout if California legalizes sports betting

Addiction experts fear the fallout if California legalizes sports betting

Orthopedic surgery patients can recover just as well without using opioid-based painkillers

Orthopedic surgery patients can recover just as well without using opioid-based painkillers

Study: Lack of naloxone linked to high rates of overdose deaths in rural areas

Study: Lack of naloxone linked to high rates of overdose deaths in rural areas

Study tests the impact of e-mail alerts on risky opioid prescribing

Study tests the impact of e-mail alerts on risky opioid prescribing

Artificial intelligence tools speed up the process of identifying people who inject drugs

Artificial intelligence tools speed up the process of identifying people who inject drugs

Patients with late-stage knee OA incur high costs for nonoperative treatments before total knee arthroplasty

Patients with late-stage knee OA incur high costs for nonoperative treatments before total knee arthroplasty

Doctors rush to use Supreme Court ruling to escape opioid charges

Doctors rush to use Supreme Court ruling to escape opioid charges

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

Study finds spike in the "Years of Life Lost" among adolescents during COVID-19 pandemic

New long-term opioid use associated with a heightened risk of death, study finds

New long-term opioid use associated with a heightened risk of death, study finds

Cannabis legalization likely to reduce conventional pharmaceutical sales by billions of dollars

Cannabis legalization likely to reduce conventional pharmaceutical sales by billions of dollars

EEG tests reveal fentanyl's effects on the brain

EEG tests reveal fentanyl's effects on the brain

Review of ERAS programs in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery shows improved patient outcomes

Review of ERAS programs in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery shows improved patient outcomes

What are the clinical characteristics and complications of patients with a monkeypox infection?

What are the clinical characteristics and complications of patients with a monkeypox infection?