opioids

The Formidable Challenge of Understanding Pain

Whether you consider opioids to be the gold standard for treating pain or a last resort, they do the job…

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Could a Naloxone Implant Have a Major Impact on the Overdose Crisis?

Researchers in Illinois are developing a novel device to rapidly and automatically administer the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. Smaller than…

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The Futile Cruelty of the US-Led Drug War in Afghanistan⁠—What Now?

A report published last month by the Washington Post—The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war⁠—confirmed what many of…

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Why Harsher Fentanyl Penalties Will Exacerbate the Overdose Crisis

Congressmembers are pushing for new laws that will impose harsher penalties for potent synthetic opioids like fentanyl, which are involved…

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Southerners With Substance Use Disorders Wrongly Denied Disability Insurance

Staff confusion and incompetence seem to be responsible for the wrongful denial of disability insurance to people with substance use…

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Does the CDC Drastically Undercount US Overdose Deaths?

A study published January 7 suggests that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may be drastically undercounting national…

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How Emergency Departments Fail Pain Patients in Need

Since 2000, Anne Fuqua has been on opioid pain medications, including fentanyl and Oxycontin, notorious for their involvement in different…

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Let’s End Dangerous Wait Times for Accessing Opioid Use Disorder Meds

I had never been in trouble my whole life. Then I got in major trouble,” said Nikki, a 35-year-old woman…

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Tennessee Harm Reduction Workers Combat Stigma to Save Lives

Overdose deaths in Shelby County, Tennessee have increased 62 percent this year compared to the same period in 2018, according…

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Four Intersecting Overdose Crises Require Unique Responses, Researchers Find

A one-size-fits-all approach to the "opioid epidemic" will not work, say researchers at Iowa State University. Co-authors David Peters, Shannon…

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