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FDA announces new safety plan for opioid use

Health : The Chart

The Food and Drug Administration has announced new safety measures for a class of opioid medication used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. Opioids are powerful - patients who suffer from chronic pain say the medications can ...

Profiting From Pain - NYTimes.com

Academics / Psychology : Psychology of Pain

NEWS ANALYSIS Profiting From Pain By BARRY MEIER The use of narcotic painkillers, or opioids, has boomed over the past decade as drug makers and doctors have promoted them for a new use: treating long-term pain from back injuries, h...

Safer opioid painkiller made from scratch

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Researchers have developed a new opioid drug candidate that blocks pain without triggering the dangerous side effects of current prescription painkillers. Their secret? Starting from scratch -- with computational techniques that let...

Promising medication counteracts constipation caused by opioid painkillers

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Opioids -- strong morphine-based painkillers -- are widely prescribed to patients experiencing chronic severe pain. While these drugs are very effective for treating and managing pain, they have one particularly bothersome side effe...

Take it from me as a former NFL player: For pain, pot is better than opioids

Business & Finance : Money & Co

Pain is a constant in the game of football, and the National Football League has long relied on painkillers to keep its players on the field. This has made NFL locker rooms especially vulnerable to the opioid epidemic. Former NFL pl...

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