Poverty may boost the risk of relapse for people recovering from opioid addiction. A little money can help them stay sober—and get and keep a job, too.
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During COVID-19, some people with chronic pain and/or addiction won't have access to support programs. An expert offers tips on coping through the crisis.
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Opioids after having a tooth pulled don't ease pain any more than over-the-counter medications do. In fact, some patients on opioids reported worse pain.
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Almost 72% of unclassified drug overdoses between 1999-2016 involved prescription opioids, heroin, or fentanyl. That's more than 99,000 additional deaths.
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Using magnetic levitation to split up different proteins in blood plasma could be a way to diagnose opioids or even cancer.
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Opioid addiction treatment is scarce in states with Medicaid work requirements and those states have more opioid overdose deaths, researchers find.
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