Much of the third world is suffering in pain without access to opioids. This imbalance has been called the opioid gap. How can we get opioids to patients who need them?
At a Glance Overdose from opioids can occur after ingestion of natural products, such as morphine and codeine, or after ingestion of semi-synthetic or synthetic opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, fentanyl, methadone, or meperidine. Heroin is a commonly abused semi-synthetic opioid with no medical use. Although other opioids can be prescribed for therapeutic…
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The quantity of opioids prescribed after surgery is associated with patient-reported opioid consumption.
The treatment combines buprenorphine, a partial-opioid agonist, with naloxone, an opioid antagonist.
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