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opioid interactions with other drugs

Reducing opioid interactions with other drugs in chronic pain management

A recent study suggests several strategies to overcome opioid interactions with other drugs in the treatment of chronic pain. A recent study published in The...
opioid addiction relapse

Is there a way to predict opioid addiction relapse?

A developing app could potentially predict opioid addiction relapse risk for people recovering from opioid addiction. Opioids are a group of drugs that are either...
opioid use and PTSD risk

Is there a link between opioid use and PTSD risk?

A mouse model revealed an important link between opioid use and PTSD: opioid dependence before a traumatic event increases the risk of developing PTSD. Opioids...
nalfurafine

Nalfurafine: An anti-itch medication as a supplement to opioid painkillers?

A new study reveals promising potential for the use of nalfurafine, an anti-itch medication, as an add-on to opioid pain treatment. Pain is a diverse...
can cannabis replace opioids

Can cannabis replace opioids for people with opioid use disorder?

Researchers performed a systematic review of available studies to investigate whether cannabis can be used to replace opioids in patients receiving methadone maintenance therapy. Cannabis...
prescription opioids

Do prescription opioids increase the risk of pneumonia in HIV patients? 

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine accessed data from over 25000 patients to analyze the risk of community-acquired pneumonia in both non-HIV and...
opioid overdose

New smartphone app could detect opioid overdose

In a recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, scientists from the United States have developed a new smartphone app that could detect opioid...
musculoskeletal pain

Physical therapy may prevent long-term opioid use with musculoskeletal pain

A recent study looked into the relationship between early physical therapy and opioid usage in patients with musculoskeletal pain.   Coined as an epidemic, opioid misuse...

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