Opioids may cause more problems than they solve, feeding into a vicious cycle of trauma, pain and addiction.
There is a new painkiller on the market. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just approved Pfizer's Oxetca which is intended to stave off pain for patients, but will be less addictive and more out of reach of pain medication... Read Post
The New York Times today includes a moving personal story about overcoming opioid addiction. But while it describes one woman's triumph, it also illustrates something the Institute of Medicine calls a "quality chasm" between effecti... Read Post