Bone And Joint Information/opioids

November 7, 2018

Kratom Use in Pregnancy Spurs Withdrawal Symptoms in Newborns

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Although the herbal supplement kratom is still legal and widely available, its opioid-like effects have caused significant withdrawal symptoms […]
November 5, 2018

Opioid Use May Sometimes Trigger A-Fib

MONDAY, Nov. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Opioid users may be putting themselves at increased risk for atrial fibrillation (“A-fib”), an abnormal heart rhythm that can […]
April 20, 2018

Addictive Opioids Still Overprescribed After Surgery: Study

THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Doctors continue to prescribe far too many opioid painkillers to patients following surgery, a new study indicates. In fact, […]
April 17, 2018

Organs From Opioid OD Victims Are Saving Lives: Study

TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Organ donations from Americans who have died from an opioid overdose have risen dramatically in the past two decades, […]
March 12, 2018

Certain Teens More Likely to Get Hooked on Opioids

MONDAY, March 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Teenagers with any mental health problem are more prone to painkiller dependence after receiving a prescription opioid, a new […]
March 6, 2018

Opioids Not Best Option for Back Pain, Arthritis, Study Finds

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Risky opioids are no better at controlling chronic back or arthritis pain than non-opioid drugs, including Tylenol or Motrin, […]
March 5, 2018

More U.S. Kids Landing in ICU From Opioids

MONDAY, March 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A growing number of U.S. kids are ending up in the intensive care unit after overdosing on prescription painkillers […]
February 12, 2018

Another Downside to Opioid Use: Pneumonia?

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The bad news on opioids just keeps coming. Not only are these painkillers implicated in millions of cases of […]
February 7, 2018

Herbal Drug Kratom Contains Opioids, FDA Says

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The popular botanical drug kratom essentially is an opioid, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declared Tuesday. Nearly all […]