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Researchers explore the role of psychology in responding to opioid addiction

September 30, 2019

The literature on addictive substances such as alcohol and tobacco has developed consistently over decades of study within…
Researchers find alarming risk for people coming off opioids

September 6, 2019

With a huge push to reduce opioid prescribing, little is known about the real-world benefits or risks to…
How a State’s Surgeons Cut Down on Opioids Without Putting Patients in More Pain

August 20, 2019

Having a hernia repaired, or an appendix or gallbladder removed, hurts. And for the past two decades, patients…
Device could automatically deliver drug to reverse opioid overdose

July 25, 2019

Purdue researchers are developing a wearable device that would automatically deliver an antidote upon detecting opioid overdose, buying…
Pain After Surgery: Addressing Emotional Trauma During Recovery

July 17, 2019

With the advancement of technology and medicine, G. Michael Deeb, M.D.,a cardiac surgeon at Michigan Medicine, says society is…
Prescribing Opioids for a Sprained Ankle?

July 12, 2019

While ankle sprain injuries are common, a new report from Michigan Medicine suggests that the rate of opioids…
Six ways to manage opioids in small, rural clinics

July 10, 2019

In rural, disadvantaged populations, the opioid epidemic has taken its most devastating toll. “Opioids tend to be prescribed…
Shedding Light on ‘Black Box’ of Inpatient Opioid Use

June 18, 2019

People who receive opioids for the first time while hospitalized have double the risk of continuing to receive…
Opioids are not sleep aids, and can actually worsen sleep

June 4, 2019

Evidence that taking opioids will help people with chronic pain to sleep better is limited and of poor…
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 doctor and pharmacy ‘shoppers’ may also shop at home, study suggests

May 13, 2019

As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals…
Stark Racial, Financial Divides Found in Opioid Addiction Treatment

May 9, 2019

Escaping the grip of opioid addiction doesn’t come easily for anyone. But a new study reveals sharp racial…
Fighting the opioid epidemic with new knowledge: U-M teams up with Harvard, National Academy of Medicine

May 3, 2019

 With 130 Americans dying every day from opioid overdoses, and 2 million suffering from disorders related to prescription…
Next-generation single-dose antidotes for opioid overdoses

April 4, 2019

The U.S. opioid epidemic is being driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic…
Engineering treatments for the opioid epidemic

March 19, 2019

The U.S. is reeling from a public health crisis driven by the misuse of prescription and illicit opioids…
Dramatic Shift in Opioid Prescribing

March 18, 2019

At the height of the opioid epidemic, a national call for restraint in opioid prescribing has yielded dramatic…
Opioids and Hepatitis C: How OxyContin Fed a New Epidemic

February 19, 2019

Purdue Pharma’s 2010 reformulation of OxyContin as an abuse-resistant pill was supposed to be a breakthrough in battling the burgeoning…
First smartphone app to detect opioid overdose and its precursors

January 11, 2019

At least 115 people die every day in the U.S. after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute…
Opioid crisis roadmap overlooks gender

January 9, 2019

Women’s Health Research at Yale (WHRY) is calling on a government committee to revise its report on a…
Taking on the opioid epidemic

January 8, 2019

Grace Bagwell Adams experienced a number of firsts the day she welcomed her daughter Bonnie into the world.…
A new, virtual tool in the very real fight against opioid overdoses

December 13, 2018

In addressing the opioid crisis, a team at Penn is piloting a new solution: virtual reality. The FDA-approved nasal spray,…
Opioid prescriptions from dentists linked to youth addiction risk

December 11, 2018

Teenagers and young adults who receive initial opioid prescriptions from their dentists or oral surgeons are at increased…
Grant will help UB scientists identify patients most at-risk for future opioid misuse

November 7, 2018

Researchers at the University at Buffalo Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA) will work with the New…
Opioid crisis: researcher hopes to provide clues on women’s shift to heroin

November 7, 2018

A growing number of women in the U.S. are turning to heroin after first taking prescription opioid medication.…
Opioid-affected births to rural residents are increasing in both rural and urban hospitals

November 5, 2018

The opioid epidemic has had devastating effects on families in rural communities, places where both maternity care and…
Opioid overdoses, depression linked

October 3, 2018

A 1 percent increase in statewide depression diagnoses was associated with a 26 percent increase in opioid-related deaths,…
YSPH Responds to Overdose Crisis with Panel Discussion, Naloxone Training

September 11, 2018

What happened on the New Haven Green last month was not an overdose, but “a series of poisonings,”…
Predicting, preventing spread of opioid epidemic in rural and micropolitan areas

August 30, 2018

The rapid increase of opioid overdose deaths in rural communities across the country has far outpaced the overdose…
Virginia Cooperative Extension forms key partnerships to tackle the state’s opioid epidemic

July 24, 2018

Imagine awakening to the news that a jetliner has crashed, killing all 115 men, women, and children aboard.…
Data-Sharing Website May Speed the Response to New Illegal Drugs

July 5, 2018

The ‘NPS Data Hub’ will help forensic chemists identify new types of fentanyl and other narcotics more quickly.…
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