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Hydrocodone Prodrug May Reduce Abuse Potential

Hydrocodone Prodrug May Reduce Abuse Potential

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Intranasal administration of benzhydrocodone, a prodrug of hydrocodone, was shown to be associated with reduced hydrocodone exposures and decreased drug liking.

Opioid Use Patterns in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Opioid Use Patterns in Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Longitudinal opioid prescribing patterns suggest that regular use among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is slightly declining.

A Fifth of Bariatric Surgery Patients Using Opioids 7 Years Later

A Fifth of Bariatric Surgery Patients Using Opioids 7 Years Later

About 20% of U.S. bariatric surgery patients are still using prescription opioids 7 years later.

Teens Exposed to Prescription Opioids at Risk for Serious Outcomes

Teens Exposed to Prescription Opioids at Risk for Serious Outcomes

Teenagers with prescription opioid exposures are more likely to have health care facility admission and serious medical outcomes than younger children.

CDC Report on Fatal Drug Overdoses in the US

CDC Report on Fatal Drug Overdoses in the US

Drug overdose deaths have nearly tripled in the United States since 1999, with the largest increases seen for whites and middle-aged Americans.

Certain Chronic Pain Medications May Have Endocrinologic Side Effects

Certain Chronic Pain Medications May Have Endocrinologic Side Effects

Chronic pain patients being treated with certain opioid and non-opioid medications had significantly lower serum concentrations of free testosterone and free estradiol.

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