For many, friends and family, not doctors, serve as a gateway to opioid misuse

For many, friends and family, not doctors, serve as a gateway to opioid misuse

In a common narrative of the path to opioid misuse, people become addicted to painkillers after a do...
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Research into opioid painkillers could provide clues for safer drug development

Research into opioid painkillers could provide clues for safer drug development

Researchers have taken a step closer to understand...
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Peripheral nerve block may cut opioid use after amputation

Peripheral nerve block may cut opioid use after amputation

(HealthDay)—Peripheral nerve blockade with regul...
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Persistent, Prolonged Opioid Use Occurs After Plastic Surgery

Persistent, Prolonged Opioid Use Occurs After Plastic Surgery

THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 — Persistent and pro...
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Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents’ opioid risk after surgery

Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents’ opioid risk after surgery

Having a family member with persistent opioid use ...
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Opioid prescriptions almost twice as likely for rural vs. urban Americans

Opioid prescriptions almost twice as likely for rural vs. urban Americans

(HealthDay)—As the United States battles an epid...
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