8 Indo-Americans held for distributing millions of opioid pills imported from India
Since January 2018, law enforcement authorities in US had been investigating large-scale importation of misbranded controlled substances.
Despite crisis, most patients want to take opioids after surgery
While opioids may effectively relieve pain after surgeries and procedures, they may not be the best option in all cases.
Scientists discover non-addictive painkiller
New chemical compound is found to be safe and non-addictive.
Opioids may lead to less satisfaction in sex life and lack of desire
Other treatments like rehabilitation and behavior therapy may work as well, if not better, for many types of chronic pain.
Routine screening can prevent opioid use
The study highlighted one of the many dire consequences of the opioid epidemic.
Religious involvement may prevent opioid abuse for mothers
Religious communities are just beginning to discuss the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Opioids may raise risk of fracture nonunion
Nonunion is a serious complication of a fracture and may occur when the fracture moves too much, or has a poor blood supply, gets infected.
Does opioid use affect treatment for alcohol dependence?
Researchers say individuals who misuse opioids have poorer outcomes in multiple domains.
Lower back pain? Go for early physical therapy
Currently, patients with low-back pain are given painkillers, X rays and, in some cases, told to rest.
Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics
Methadone is the oldest and most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction.