opioids

Date Posted
Article Title
9/13/2016
Most on Opioid Painkillers OK With Getting Overdose Antidote: Survey

More than a third said it improved their drug-taking behavior

9/8/2016
College Students Using More Pot, Fewer Opioids

Nearly 5 percent use marijuana daily, survey finds

9/1/2016
Opioid Abuse Fueling Drug-Related Heart Infections: Study

Injecting drugs boosts the risk of infective endocarditis

8/30/2016
Non-addictive Painkiller Shows Promise in Animal Trials

But human studies have yet to be done

8/25/2016
Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Surge in Overdose Deaths: CDC

U.S. Surgeon General urges doctors to join the fight against opioid addiction epidemic

8/23/2016
Veterans' Painkiller Abuse Can Raise Odds for Heroin Use

3 of 4 who tried the illicit drug had misused prescription painkillers first: study

8/11/2016
Steep Rise in U.S. Babies Born to Opioid-Addicted Mothers

Cases of 'neonatal abstinence syndrome' quadrupled between 1999 and 2013, CDC says

8/10/2016
Addiction Risk Low for Seniors Taking Post-Op Opioids: Study

Vast majority of patients used the meds short-term to ease their pain

8/9/2016
Fake Xanax Cut With Potent Pain Med Can Be a Killer

1 person died, 8 were sickened when illicit pills circulated in San Francisco, doctors report

8/9/2016
Doctors Urged to Prescribe Lower Doses of Opioids, No Refills

Researchers cite concerns about possible long-term use and addiction

8/3/2016
1 in 5 Opioid Users Also Might Be Abusing Seizure Drug: Study

Doctors should screen for presence of gabapentin, researchers advise

7/29/2016
Fentanyl-Laced 'Norco' Is Lethal, Report Warns

New street drug combines two synthetic opioids

7/29/2016
New Guidelines Issued for Cancer Patients' Post-Treatment Pain

Specialists urge doctors to offer alternative therapies for this widespread problem

7/27/2016
Sharing Drug 'Snorting Straws' Spreads Hepatitis C

Study highlights more fallout from opioid epidemic

7/25/2016
Painkillers for Teen Athletes Won't Spur Addiction: Study

Sports may actually provide protective effect against opioid abuse

7/22/2016
Pain Raises Risk of Opioid Addiction

Men and younger people had higher odds of painkiller abuse, study found

7/20/2016
Opioids by Injection May Drive HIV Outbreaks

Indiana case offers a lesson for other rural communities

7/20/2016
Opioid Abusers Missing Out on Addiction-Fighting Drug

Painkillers are easier to prescribe than the drug that battles dependence on them, addiction specialist says