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opioid overdose

How effective are medications for opioid addictions after overdoses?

Researchers in the United States investigated whether the use of medications provided better treatments for opioid use disorder after opioid overdoses. Opioids are medications that...
chronic back pain

Opioids show no benefit for chronic back pain, study finds

A recent study in the US evaluated whether opioid medications could improve the effectiveness of chronic back pain treatment. Back pain is a complex, serious,...
opioid epidemic

Opioid epidemic alleviates shortage of organ donors in the US

Researchers from the US investigated how the opioid epidemic might have alleviated the shortage of organ donors in the US. Organ donation and transplantation can...

Opioid use may increase risk of pneumococcal infection

In a recent study discussed in the British Medical Journal, researchers investigated the association between pneumococcal infection and the use of opioids. With the increasing...
opioid drugs

Are Prescriptions for Opioid Drugs on the Rise Despite Poor Efficacy?

There is a growing controversy surrounding the treatment of chronic pain with opioid drugs due to efficacy and safety concerns. Researchers in the United...
pain relievers

Are Non-Opioid Pain Relievers Effective in Managing Pain in The Hospital?

Researchers analyzed four combinations of pain relievers to determine which combination provides the greatest relief to patients with acute pain. Prescription opioid misuse has become...
alcohol use

Is Collaborative Care Effective for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders?

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine examines whether collaborative care increases the abstinence rates from opioid and alcohol use. The chronic use of...
opioids and pregnancy

Opioids and Pregnancy: What are the Risks?

The rise in opioid prescriptions, particularly in pregnant women, needs to be balanced with a knowledge of risk factors. A study reviews the risks of...

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