Medications

Opioid misuse, binge drinking often go hand in hand

(HealthDay)—Of the more than 4 million Americans who misuse prescription opioids, more than half also binge drink, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

North-South chronic 'pain divide' evident in England

England has a North-South 'pain divide', with a clear geographical split in the prevalence and intensity of chronic pain and the use of potentially addictive opioids for symptom relief, reveals research published in the online ...

Medications

NIH initiative aims to address opioid misuse over long term

(HealthDay)—A novel, innovative initiative is being developed to help end addiction over the long term, according to a viewpoint article published online June 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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