Lying inside a scanner, the patient watched as pictures appeared one by one: A bicycle. A cupcake. Heroin. Outside, researchers tracked her brain’s reactions to the surprise sight of the drug she’d fought to kick.
As states crack down on doctor and pharmacy “shopping” by people who misuse opioids, a new study reveals how often those individuals may still be able to find opioids to misuse in their family medicine
Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. Results of what the researchers called “the most up-to-date and most comprehensive
(HealthDay)—Nonmedical prescription opioid (NMPO) use in adolescents is associated with parental NMPO use and with smoking and parent-adolescent conflict, according to a study published online Feb. 25 in Pediatrics. Pamela C. Griesler, Ph.D., from Columbia
THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 — A popular anti-diarrheal drug is fast becoming another dangerous byproduct of the opioid crisis, as more addicts take huge quantities of it to ease withdrawal symptoms or get dangerously high.
The study was led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine. (iStock) A new study suggests painkillers prescribed to pets could possibly be contributing to