Here’s everything you need to know about naloxone – the opioid overdose reversal drug.
As the opioid epidemic rages on, many hospitals are changing how they treat C-section pain during C-section recovery. Learn why doctors are prescribing opioids less often, what the alternatives are and what it means for both mom and baby after a C-section.
A recent advisory recommends opioid-free, non-addictive alternatives, like acupuncture, as a first step in relieving pain.
Whether surgeons are delivering a baby or removing gallstones, anesthesiologists are finding new ways to reduce the risk of opioid dependence after elective surgery. Here’s how.
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Doctors are getting away from treating chronic pain with opioids. Our spine experts weigh in on new guidelines for low back pain that favor non-drug options, like physical therapy, acupuncture and yoga, over pills.
Some babies are born addicted to heroin or other street drugs. But about one-third are born to middle-class women who have become addicted to prescription medications for chronic back pain, depression and other issues. Learn about neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and how it’s managed.
A recent study highlighting a dramatic shift in demographics in heroin addiction, shows that most users begin with prescription painkillers, then turn to heroin for a cheaper, more accessible high.