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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.

13 Sep 2019 4:23 PM

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.

16 Oct 2018 12:31 PM

Scientists discover non-addictive painkiller

New chemical compound is found to be safe and non-addictive.

31 Aug 2018 9:41 AM

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.

26 Jul 2018 11:31 AM

Routine screening can prevent opioid use

The study highlighted one of the many dire consequences of the opioid epidemic.

16 Jul 2018 11:28 AM


Religious involvement may prevent opioid abuse for mothers

Religious communities are just beginning to discuss the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

20 Jun 2018 2:33 PM

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.

17 Jun 2018 6:52 PM

Does opioid use affect treatment for alcohol dependence?

Researchers say individuals who misuse opioids have poorer outcomes in multiple domains.

08 Jun 2018 11:55 AM

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.

23 May 2018 5:34 PM

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

Methadone is the oldest and most effective of the three approved medications used to treat opioid addiction.

24 Apr 2018 2:11 PM


New data: Americans filling far fewer opioid prescriptions

The U.S. is estimated to consume roughly 30 percent of all opioids used worldwide.

19 Apr 2018 8:33 PM

Cause and effect: the US opioid crisis explained

Find out how the opioid crisis is different from crack or heroin.

08 Apr 2018 1:04 PM

Optimal strategies for treating opioid addiction

There is an urgent need for health systems to look at the historical gaps and invest in providing timely and evidence-based treatment.

05 Mar 2018 9:04 PM

Ohio accuses drug distributors of helping fuel opioid epidemic

Opioids were involved in more than 42,000 overdose deaths in the US in 2016.

28 Feb 2018 1:26 PM

‘Take all their excuses away’: Hard cases in heroin fight

Nobody knows the best way to measure success in the fight against addiction.

05 Dec 2017 5:18 PM


Now, painkillers that could reduce overdose risk

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17 Nov 2017 10:00 AM

Commonly available pain pills can be used as alternative to opioids for ER patients

Previous studies have shown opioids were prescribed in nearly one-third of ER visits.

08 Nov 2017 8:26 PM

Homeless and on heroin, but turned away from treatment

The consequences can often be deadly.

04 Aug 2017 12:42 PM

Surgery patients being left with extra opioids may be harmful, says study

The research raises concerns about over-prescribing addictive medicine that could end in the wrong hands.

04 Aug 2017 8:58 AM

Ditch opioids before knee surgery to depend less on painkillers later

Majority of the patients don't require pain medication after three months after surgery.

24 Jul 2017 9:45 AM