Bone And Joint Information/opioids

January 9, 2019

At Risk for an Opioid OD? There's an App for That

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Drug users suffering an opioid overdose might soon have access to an unusual lifeline — a smartphone app. University […]
December 28, 2018

U.S. Opioid Addiction Crisis Is Top Health Story of 2018

THURSDAY, Dec. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The scourge of opioid addiction and related deaths cut through American society again in 2018, capturing headlines and making […]
December 18, 2018

Opioids May Help Chronic Pain, But Not Much

TUESDAY, Dec. 18, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Potentially addictive opioid painkillers are often prescribed for chronic pain, but they actually work only slightly better than placebo […]
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, […]