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A single-paragraph letter: an unlikely contributor to the opioid epidemic

Researchers say a one-paragraph letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1980 disproportionately had an effect on the opioid epidemic. The paragraph,...

Emergency room physicians look for solutions to curb opioid overdoses

Emergency room physicians are often blamed for the rising number of opioid overdoses in the U.S. because they are generally the first to prescribe...

eHealth company awaits FDA approval for digital addiction therapy

The first prescription digital therapy designed to treat substance use disorder (SUD) is currently under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Boston-...

Spider venom shows promise as alternative to opioid painkillers, study shows

Australian researchers made a scientific breakthrough that could change opioid-based therapy -- spider venom. Researchers from the University of Queensland tested more than 205 different...
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