Empathizing with Opioid Dependency

The misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers in the U.S. has dramatically increased over the past decade. A recent study by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) found that the number of Americans misusing prescription opioid pain relievers has more than doubled in the past decade. This alarming …

Read more

Opiate Abuse and Withdrawal

In 2010, over 12 million people in the United States reportedly used prescription painkillers, also known as opioid pain relievers, for non-medical use. Opiate abuse can lead to rough withdrawal symptoms and even alternative drug abuse once a person stops using the drug.   Abuse: Many people who abuse opiate pain relievers tend to become dependent on …

Read more

FDA Committee Favors Approval of Opioid Addiction Implant

  Opioids are a powerful group of drugs, including medications like oxycodone and narcotics such as heroin and codeine. Currently over 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids, according to federal estimates. In contrast, less than half receive medication-based treatment to help control these addictions. Braeburn Pharmaceuticals has put forward an experimental implant designed to …

Read more

Want more information?

Join our

Be the first to know about our new studies! You can unsubscribe at any time.