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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.
New measures have been developed to limit unnecessary opioid prescriptions but will how successful will they be?
An observational study associates opioid marketing and overdose death rates, questioning the role of pharmaceutical companies and doctors in the opioid crisis.
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.
Wondering about pain relief after childbirth? Learn the treatment options available and how the opioid epidemic is affecting treatment guidelines.
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.
The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac is associated with an higher risk for heart attack, stroke, and other serious cardiovascular events.
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.
Learn the truth behind the myths and stigmas around opioid painkillers and rheumatoid arthritis pain.
Get a perspective from the other side of the opioid crisis, where these medications provide vital relief for people with chronic pain.