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Opioids in doctor office.

From a Doctor's Perspective: The Opioid Crisis in the Office Setting

The opioid crisis has changed the way we think about pain. Addictions typically associated with street drugs now often start in the doctor’s office.

Doctor discussing dangers of opioid pain relievers with a patient.

Reasons for Overprescribing Opioids: What a Doctor Wants You to Know

New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?

Doctors meeting with pharmaceutical reps.

Does Opioid Marketing Affect Overdose Death Rates?

An observational study associates opioid marketing and overdose death rates, questioning the role of pharmaceutical companies and doctors in the opioid crisis.

Opioid pain killers spilling out of an orange pill bottle.

Patients Expect Opioids After Surgery, Crisis or Not

Surgery patients expect their physicians will prescribe opioids to manage recovery pain, and they perceive these highly addictive drugs as superior to all others despite growing concerns about addiction and side effects.

Mother and newborn skin to skin contact.

Advice For Postpartum Pain Relief

Wondering about pain relief after childbirth? Learn the treatment options available and how the opioid epidemic is affecting treatment guidelines.

Bottle of prescription opioid pain relievers, narcotics.

A New Strategy to Fight Opioid Addiction

The FDA approved its final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) as part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to address the opioid crisis.

Man with chest pain.

Common Pain Med Linked to Heart Problems

The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac is associated with an higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular events.

Opioid pain medications.

Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

Now that opioid-use disorder is a recognized mental health disorder, find out if you fit these 11 criteria and learn how to get help.

Uncover the facts

Busting Myths About RA Pain and Opioids

Learn the truth behind the myths and stigmas around opioid painkillers and rheumatoid arthritis pain.

Hand holding two pills and glass of water

Dependent Upon Opioids: A Call for Resistance

Get a perspective from the other side of the opioid crisis, where these medications provide vital relief for people with chronic pain.