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Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids
SCIENCE DAILY Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered... 2 days
New painkillers reduce overdose risk
SCIENCE DAILY New opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine but do not slow or stop breathing -- the cause of opiate overdose -- outlines a new report. 2 days
Nevada seeks to use untried execution drugs including opioid
ABC NEWS Nevada seeks to use untried drugs in next execution, including fentanyl 2 days
ATS debuts new video to highlight dangers of flavored tobacco
NEWS MEDICAL Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco's marketing... 3 days
New pain relievers reduce opiate overdose risk
NEWS MEDICAL Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed new opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on par with morphine but do not slow or stop breathing-;the cause of opiate... 3 days
Separating side effects could pave way for safe, effective pain medications
NEWS MEDICAL Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and... 3 days
Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme
ABC NEWS An Arizona-based pharmaceutical company founder accused of leading a nationwide conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication plans to fight the charges against him... 3 days
New painkillers could thwart opioids’ fatal flaw
Science Magazine “Biased” opioids could bring pain relief with less risk of suppressing breathing 3 days
One in 20 children still receiving codeine to treat pain despite warning from federal regulators
NEWS MEDICAL A new study shows as many as one in 20 children were still receiving codeine to treat pain... 3 days
Sanford Health to study effectiveness of non-opioid medications for managing pain
NEWS MEDICAL Sanford Health is one of three sites in the U.S. to launch a study to determine if non-opioid medications are as effective in managing pain after... 3 days
Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid conspiracy
ABC NEWS The founder of a pharmaceutical company accused of leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it has pleaded not... 3 days
New painkillers could thwart opioids' fatal flaw
Science Magazine "Biased" opioids could bring pain relief with less risk of suppressing breathing 3 days
FDA permits marketing of first electric stimulation device to reduce opioid withdrawal symptoms
NEWS MEDICAL Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a new indication to an electric stimulation device for use in helping to reduce... 3 days
Drug firm founder indicted in opioid conspiracy due in court
ABC NEWS The founder of a pharmaceutical company charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it is... 3 days
Head injury does not worsen drinking behavior in heavy drinkers
SCIENCE DAILY Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in people with heavy alcohol use, according to a... 4 days
FDA clears nerve stimulator to aid recovery from opioids
ABC NEWS The Food and Drug Administration cleared a brain-stimulating device for patients recovering from addiction to heroin and other opioids 4 days
Use big tobacco's Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking
SCIENCE DAILY The court-ordered publication of 'corrective statements' by major US tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in... 4 days
Heavy drinkers with history of TBI do not have worse drinking behavior, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in... 4 days
Medicaid coverage for methadone could improve outcomes for pregnant women with OUD
NEWS MEDICAL Pregnant women with opioid use disorder (OUD) are more likely to receive evidence-based treatment with an "opioid agonist"- usually methadone- in states where those... 5 days
Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial
ABC NEWS Study shows monthly shot works as well as daily drug to treat opioid addiction if get through detox first 5 days
Evidence-based approach to treating post-delivery pain in new moms during opioid crisis
SCIENCE DAILY Women who undergo vaginal delivery often do not require opioids to manage pain after hospital discharge, concludes a study. In addition, the quantity of... 5 days
FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom
ABC NEWS Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs 5 days
Taking a page from pharma’s playbook to fight the opioid crisis
NEWS MEDICAL Dr. Mary Meengs remembers the days, a couple of decades ago, when pharmaceutical salespeople would drop into her family practice in Chicago, eager to catch a... 5 days
Innovative genetic, cellular techniques help identify multiple disease targets
SCIENCE DAILY Advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and addiction have been highlighted by... 6 days
Brain Scientists Look Beyond Opioids To Conquer Pain
NPR The search is on for opioid alternatives that can block pain without causing addiction. One promising candidate: snail venom. 6 days
Advances in genetic and stem cell techniques help identify therapeutic targets for neurological disorders
NEWS MEDICAL Research released today highlights advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets... 6 days
Wall of 22,000 pills is memorial to opioid overdose victims
ABC NEWS A memorial wall opens to the public in Chicago on Friday that includes 22,000 pills each engraved with the face of someone who died of an opioid overdose 1 week
Cognitive behavioral therapy for chronic pain
SCIENCE DAILY By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking opioids for noncancer pain, according to an article. 1 week
DEA cracking down on fake fentanyl traffickers
ABC NEWS The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is making it easier for prosecutors to go after people who create and peddle illicit versions of the deadly opioid fentanyl 1 week
UB researcher explores link between signals in the brain's reward system and overeating, drug addiction
NEWS MEDICAL Why are some people able to stop after eating just a few potato chips, while others aren't satisfied... 1 week
CBT offers valuable treatment alternative for millions taking opioids for chronic pain
NEWS MEDICAL By teaching patients better strategies for coping with chronic pain, cognitive behavioral therapy is a valuable treatment alternative for the millions of Americans taking... 1 week
New inpatient program can be powerful tool to close gap in addiction treatment
NEWS MEDICAL A new program at Boston Medical Center's Grayken Center for Addiction is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are... 2 weeks
WATCH: Inside the recovery center where celebrities seek treatment for sex addiction
ABC NEWS A look inside the Meadows, an exclusive luxury rehabilitation facility where Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein are reportedly seeking treatment. 2 weeks
New care model closes significant gap in addiction treatment
SCIENCE DAILY A new program is showing that connecting patients to addiction treatment when they are hospitalized for other conditions can be a powerful tool in closing a gap in addiction treatment. 2 weeks
Early breastfeeding success not affected by epidural pain relief with fentanyl
SCIENCE DAILY Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after... 2 weeks
Epidural pain relief with fentanyl during childbirth does not affect early breastfeeding success
NEWS MEDICAL Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of... 2 weeks
No significant difference in pain relief for opioids vs. non-opioid analgesics for treating arm or leg pain
SCIENCE DAILY For adults coming to the emergency department for arm or leg pain due to... 2 weeks
Drugstore pain pills as effective as opioids in ER patients
ABC NEWS Over-the-counter pain relievers worked as well as opioids for ER patients with broken bones, sprains 2 weeks
Pain relievers worked as well as opioids in ER patients
ABC NEWS Over-the-counter pain relievers worked as well as opioids for ER patients with broken bones, sprains 2 weeks
Higher estrogen levels linked to increased alcohol sensitivity in brain's 'reward center'
SCIENCE DAILY The reward center of the brain is much more attuned to the pleasurable effects of alcohol when estrogen levels are elevated, an effect that... 2 weeks
Research examines trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings
NEWS MEDICAL Preliminary research presented today at APHA's 2017 Annual Meeting and Expo examined the trend in hospitalizations from opioid poisonings in West Virginia, a state heavily impacted by the current opioid overdose crisis. 2 weeks
Many patients with knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage chronic pain
NEWS MEDICAL A large percentage of patients with end-stage knee, hip and spine osteoarthritis use opioids to manage their chronic pain, especially... 2 weeks
Opioid and antidepressant use related to increased risk of osteoporotic fractures for RA patients
NEWS MEDICAL Opioids and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, a widely used group of antidepressants, are both associated with higher risk of osteoporotic... 2 weeks
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