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Gabapentinoids Appear Increasingly to be Prescribed, Off-Label, for Cancer Pain

October 31, 2019

Between 2005 and 2015, as the opioid crisis in America came into focus, prescriptions for gabapentinoid medications —…
20th century views and responses to drug use are no longer fit for purpose

October 25, 2019

A report from The Lancet calls for a new international approach to drug use – using evidence-based policies,…
Bioelectronic implant could prevent opioid deaths

October 21, 2019

Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of…
Cultivating Joy through Mindfulness: an Antidote to Opioid Misuse, the Disease or Despair

October 18, 2019

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain’s response to natural,…
New Class of Painkillers Offers all the Benefits of Opioids, Minus the Side Effects and Addictiveness

October 16, 2019

Working on a sample of estuarine mud, collected next to a boat ramp in Tasmania 16 years ago,…
Preparing practitioners for the frontlines of the opioid crisis

September 19, 2019

In 2018, more than 700 people died from opioid/heroin overdoses in Cuyahoga County, according to the Cuyahoga County Opiate…
Targeting the Opioid Crisis

May 20, 2019

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 130 Americans die every day from…
Opioid Detection Challenge

March 12, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) gives notice of the availability of the Department of Homeland Security’s “Opioid…
Two decades of data reveal overall increase in pain, opioid use among U.S. adults

February 18, 2019

Prompted by a call from the National Academy of Medicine, then the Institute of Medicine, for improved national…
Scientists Develop a Long-Lasting Nano-Painkiller which is Less Addictive than Regular Painkillers

February 15, 2019

The so-called opioid epidemic which recently developed in the United States and Canada has put pressure on researchers…
Child deaths from opioids nearly tripled in recent years, says Yale study

January 2, 2019

Close to 9,000 children and teens in the United States died from opioid poisonings over the last two…
NCATS ASPIRE Design Challenge 5: Integrated Solution for Translational Innovation in Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Overdose

December 30, 2018

Challenge 5 aims to reward and spur the design of innovative, comprehensive solutions to the opioid crisis through…
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