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Prolonged preoperative opioid use linked to adverse outcomes after total knee and hip arthroplasty
NEWS MEDICAL Patients who take prescription opioids for more than 60 days before total knee or hip replacement surgery are at significantly... 59 minutes
A simple pill for meth addicts on the cards
NEWS MEDICAL Researchers from Australia's Curtin University have developed a simple pill that could be used to treat methamphetamine addicts. It would soon be tried in a clinical trial to prove its... 11 hours
[Research Articles] Selective neuronal silencing using synthetic botulinum molecules alleviates chronic pain in mice
Science Magazine Chronic pain is a widespread debilitating condition affecting millions of people worldwide. Although several pharmacological treatments for relieving chronic pain... 14 hours
Health burdens of very high risk drinking are potentially large, study reveals
NEWS MEDICAL In an Addiction Biology study, the estimated prevalence of very high risk drinking level (VHRDL, defined as drinking >100 g of ethanol per day)... 18 hours
Low-dose ketamine found to be as effective as opioids for treating acute pain
NEWS MEDICAL Opioids are commonly prescribed in the emergency department for the treatment of acute pain, but due to the epidemic of opioid misuse,... 18 hours
CDC Chief Says Son Nearly Died from Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl
LIVE SCIENCE The director of the largest U.S. public health agency reveals he has a personal reason for fighting the opioid epidemic. 1 day
Childhood adversity increases susceptibility to addiction via immune response
SCIENCE DAILY Childhood adversity permanently alters the peripheral and central immune systems, increasing the sensitivity of the body's immune response to cocaine, reports a new study. 2 days
Hunger hormones offer promising avenue for addiction treatment
SCIENCE DAILY Hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction. Gut hormones have received considerable attention from scientists seeking to... 2 days
Researchers identify brain area linked to motivational disruptions in binge eating
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered that a small group of brain cells in the hypothalamus called 'orexin' neurons could be a promising target for medications for controlling binge... 2 days
Hunger hormones could be key to new treatments for drug, alcohol addiction
NEWS MEDICAL Hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction. 2 days
US health official reveals fentanyl almost killed his son
ABC NEWS The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there's a personal reason for his focus on the opioid epidemic: His son almost died from taking fentanyl-laced cocaine 2 days
Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation
ABC NEWS Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug-free as a condition of probation 3 days
Routine screening, treatment could help stem nationwide opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL To help stem the nationwide opioid epidemic and related increases in HIV, hepatitis C and other infections, health care providers should routinely screen and treat patients for opioid abuse when... 3 days
US Attorney General Jeff Sessions discusses opioid crisis
ABC NEWS Attorney General Jeff Sessions put in a plug for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on Friday as he touted the role of law enforcement in reducing addiction and overdose deaths plaguing... 6 days
High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients
NEWS MEDICAL Among Medicaid recipients taking prescription opioids, high opioid doses and concurrent treatment with benzodiazepine sedatives are among the... 6 days
Opioid patients face several barriers to treatment, study finds
NEWS MEDICAL In areas of the country disproportionately affected by the opioid crisis, treatment programs are less likely to accept patients paying through insurance of any type or accept pregnant women, a... 6 days
Researchers uncover gene that plays role in cocaine addiction
NEWS MEDICAL Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive... 7 days
A gene required for addictive behavior
SCIENCE DAILY Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It directly stimulates the brain's reward center, and, more importantly, induces long-term changes to the reward circuitry that are responsible for addictive behaviors. Scientists have now uncovered that... 7 days
Study: Hepatitis C vaccine could drastically reduce transmission among injecting drug users
NEWS MEDICAL Among the most serious consequences of the opioid epidemic is the spread of hepatitis C among injecting drug users. 1 week
Study analyzes opioid overdose risk during and after pregnancy among Massachusetts women
SCIENCE DAILY A new study found that opioid overdose events decreased during pregnancy, reaching their lowest level during the third trimester, but then increased during the... 1 week
News organizations push for opioid data to be made public
ABC NEWS Two news organizations are making their case that federal data showing the distribution of prescription opioids should be made public 1 week
Alarming trend shows first-time smoking among young adults
SCIENCE DAILY Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising new results. 1 week
Research shows greater numbers of new smokers, e-cigarette users among young adults
NEWS MEDICAL Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising... 1 week
With More Opioid Use, People Are More Likely To Get Caught Up In The Justice System
NPR A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or... 2 weeks
What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic
NEWS MEDICAL The American struggle to curb opioid addiction could become collateral damage in President Donald Trump's showdown on trade. 2 weeks
Non-opioid drug shows promise for treating pain by targeting receptors on immune cells
NEWS MEDICAL Faced with the epidemic of opioid addiction, researchers have been charged with finding other strategies to treat pain. Their efforts largely have... 2 weeks
Opioid epidemic responses overlook gender
SCIENCE DAILY Health experts warn that current efforts to confront the growth of opioid addiction and overdose deaths must better incorporate an understanding of how women fit into this epidemic. 2 weeks
Unsealed lawsuit: Opioid firm placed profits over people
ABC NEWS An unsealed lawsuit by Tennessee's attorney general says the maker of the world's top-selling painkiller directed its salesforce to target the highest prescribers, many with limited or no pain management background 2 weeks
Non-opioid drug relieves pain in mice, targets immune cells
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have found that inhibiting a receptor on immune cells called macrophages may help relieve pain in some patients, particularly those with chronic neuropathic pain, such as those with conditions... 2 weeks
Data-sharing website may speed the response to new illegal drugs
PHYS.ORG The drug overdose epidemic currently gripping the nation is so tenacious in part because it's being driven by fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that comes in many forms. Each... 2 weeks
Texas clinics busting traditional silos of mental and physical health care
NEWS MEDICAL Kerstin Taylor fought alcohol and substance abuse problems for two decades. She periodically sought help through addiction and psychiatric treatments to stay sober, but she continued... 2 weeks
Physicians suggest expansion of buprenorphine treatment to reduce opioid overdose deaths
NEWS MEDICAL Expanding the availability of medication treatment for opioid use disorder in primary care settings would be a major step toward reducing overdose deaths, write two physicians... 2 weeks
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