Opioids
Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
The number of people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed an opioid medicine worldwide increased in the last two-and-a-half decades. more
Drugmaker Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6B opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
The generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt has announced a $1.6 billion deal to settle lawsuits it faces over its role in a national opioid crisis more
School nurses on the frontlines of treating opioid overdose  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
As opioid overdoses continue to grab headlines, more states are providing their communities with easier access to naloxone, which can prevent death by reversing opioid overdoses. more
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma starts ad campaign for claims  ABC NEWS · 1 day
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is rolling out an advertising campaign to let people know they can file claims against the company over the toll of its opioids more
Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Lawyers for some state and local governments say the deal being offered by companies in a sweeping national settlement over the toll of opioids isn't enough more
Proactive outreach can be an effective way to improve long-term opioid use disorder care  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Proactive outreach, including knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids, can be an effective way to... more
Fighting against treatment-resistant opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Similar to treatment resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who do not respond to standard opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments. more
[Research Articles] Anti-PD-1 treatment impairs opioid antinociception in rodents and nonhuman primates  Science Magazine · 6 days
Emerging immunotherapies with monoclonal antibodies against programmed cell death protein–1 (PD-1) have shown success in treating cancers. However, PD-1 signaling in neurons is largely... more
Ohio governments working to craft unusual opioid bargain  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Ohio's governor, attorney general and dozens of local governments are nearing agreement on how they'd divvy up proceeds of a potentially huge settlement with the opioid industry, hoping to avoid mistakes made... more
Examining the persistence and progression of substance use disorders in delinquent youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Using data from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, Linda Teplin of Northwestern University will examine the persistence and progression of substance use disorders -- including... more
No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Missouri began offering chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for Medicaid patients in April, the latest state to try an... more
New analysis shows rising ER visits for repeat opioid-related emergencies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The emergency department is being increasingly utilized as a patient's best or only treatment option for opioid use disorder. more
Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sarah, a military veteran living on the coast of South Carolina, knew she had a problem. The opioids prescribed for her pain were becoming a headache of their own. more
Researchers evaluate effectiveness of medication assisted therapy for opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Rebecca Sutter, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, and Allison Evans Cuellar, Professor, Health Administration and Policy, CHHS, are implementing and... more
Study finds multiple gaps in rural opioid crisis research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Rural areas have been hit hard by the opioid crisis, but few studies have been done to understand how to improve access to treatment and reduce the overdose death rate... more
Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Increasing chronic pain patients' opioid prescription doses does not seem to improve pain, according to a Veterans Affairs study. more
Re-engineered plant compound reduces morphine-seeking behaviors in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The abuse of prescription and illegal opioids, such as morphine and heroin, is a major problem in the U.S., with devastating public health, economic and social consequences. more
Re-engineered plant compound treats opioid addiction in mice  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The abuse of prescription and illegal opioids, such as morphine and heroin, is a major problem in the U.S., with devastating public health, economic and social consequences. That's why scientists are searching... more
'Levitating' proteins could help diagnose opioid abuse, other diseases  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at Michigan State University's Precision Health Program have helped develop a fascinating new method for detecting the density of proteins in the blood—a method that could vastly improve the... more
Roughly half of opioid prescriptions by dentists exceed pain-management guidelines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study suggests that roughly half of the opioid prescriptions written by dentists in the United States exceed the three-day supply recommended by federal dental pain-management guidelines. more
Study examines impact of Medicaid expansion on hiring attempts in substance use treatment workforce  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Lawmakers have focused a great deal of attention on alleviating the opioid public health crisis, while at the same time... more
Identifying factors associated with reports of accidental opioid poisoning in dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Dogs that are smaller, younger, non-neutered, or live in US counties with high opioid prescription rates are at higher risk of being the subjects of phone... more
Identifying factors associated with reports of accidental opioid poisoning in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Dogs that are smaller, younger, non-neutered, or live in U.S. counties with high opioid prescription rates are at higher risk of being the subjects of phone... more
Recognizing the signs of overdose and knowing how to respond can save lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. more
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