Opioids
Studies shed light on the link between obesity and use of prescription opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Two new studies from the Boston University School of Public Health shed light on the relationship between obesity and the use of... more
Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians  ABC NEWS · 7 days
A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy chains to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to unnamed Ohio physicians and practitioners who wrote the painkiller prescriptions pharmacists filled more
California’s new attack on opioid addiction hits old roadblocks  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Jennifer Stilwell, a 30-year-old mother of two young children, kicked heroin cold turkey five years ago, but she got hooked again last fall. more
New molecular probes for opioid receptors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Strong painkillers are very important in the management of patients with cancer and heart attack or requiring surgery. They extert their effect by binding to so-called opioid receptors in the body. more
New molecular probes to study the behavior of opioid receptors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
It could be an important step forward in the improvement of pain therapy: Thanks to newly developed molecular probes, the behavior of individual opioid receptors can now be... more
UCLA researcher awarded NIH grant to study pain-relieving effects of cannabis chemicals  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Ziva Cooper, research director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, has been awarded a $3.9 million grant from the National Center for Complementary and... more
Life expectancy in the U.S. stagnates due to cardiovascular diseases, not drug-related deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Life expectancy in the USA is no longer rising. This stagnation has long been largely attributed to increasing numbers of drug deaths... more
Are opioids necessary after tooth extraction?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open in March 2020 shows that dentists can eliminate opioid analgesia from their armory of pain reliever after a tooth extraction, or at least dramatically reduce its... more
New York opioid trial postponed due to virus outbreak  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The next scheduled trial over the drug industry's liability in the opioid crisis has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak more
Knowing opioid use following cesarean delivery can inform individualized prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Knowing the amount of opioids taken following cesarean section surgery and before discharge can inform individualized prescriptions and cut down on unnecessary, leftover pills that could be used... more
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