Sea Snail Venom Works Better Than Opioid Painkiller, New Study Suggests
Considering the adverse effects that opioid use can bring, what's the truth behind claims that a sea snail's venom works better than opioid painkillers? Could this be the alternative solution to stop the use and abuse of the dangerous drug? Find out what experts have to say
Opioid Update: Senate Finally Passes Strict Opioid Treatment Program
Following after the stringent approval of Georgia's opioid treatment program, how essential could this approval be for those people who need it the most? Will it helpful or will it just be the advent of a drug abuse? Find out what authorities have to say
Opioid Withdrawal Can Be Treated By Anti-Gout Medication
A group of researchers tested how an anti-gout drug can help ease opioid withdrawal symptoms. The team experimented on opioid-addict mice and rats, and were able to pinpoint a part in the spinal cord and the brain which should be targeted as it is reportedly responsible in showing the symptoms.
Opioid Antidote Naloxone Injector: Kaleo Hikes Price By Over 600 Percent
The makers of the opioid antidote naloxone injector Evzio have raised their price to more than 600 percent. The injector which initially costs $690 in 2014 now becomes $4,500.
Psychiatric Problems Linked To Long-Term Opioid Use
A new study suggests patients with prior history of using psychoactive drug due to psychiatric problems have higher risks of being subjected to long-term opioid treatment.
Deadly Elephant Tranquilizer, Carfentanil, Found Laced In Toronto Street Drugs
Carfentanil is a drug used to sedate big animals like elephants. However, this deadly drug is now used as an opioid and is causing a number of overdose deaths. Police confirmed the tasteless, odorless drug was found laced in street drugs in Toronto.
Maine Pharmacists Are Confused About Opiate Overdose Reversal Drug
Pharmacists in Maine expressed confusion about a law approved in April regarding the sale of Naloxone - a drug which reverses the effects of opioid overdose. They question whether there is an age limit and if they can administer the drug to customers themselves.
Syringe Exchange Program: An Effective Way To Reduce HIV?
With The Growing Number Of HIV Cases, Is There Still An Effective Way To Reduce The Prevalence Of The Said Disease? How Effective Is The Exchange Of Syringe? What The Truth Behind This?