Oncology & Cancer

Rates of prescription opioid use higher in cancer survivors

(HealthDay)—Cancer survivors have higher rates of prescription opioid use but do not have increased rates of prescription opioid misuse compared with those without a history of cancer, according to a study published online ...

Addiction

Social scientist uncovers patterns of opioid misuse

Psychology professor Kaston Anderson-Carpenter, a behavioral and social scientist at Michigan State University, is uncovering an alarming pattern of prescription opioid misuse among certain groups of underrepresented veterans.

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.

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