Posts Tagged: painkillers

We Need a Better Understanding of Pain and Precision Medicine

The opioid epidemic is hard to ignore. Statistically speaking, you’ve likely encountered at least one friend or family member who has experienced the devastating effects of opioid addiction. Due to the dramatic and widespread increase in opioid addiction, the scientific community has responded by investing in new therapies to alleviate the symptoms of withdrawal and… Read more »

This Caribbean Snail Just Might Help Us Fight the Opioid Epidemic

There is a lot of good work being done to combat the opioid epidemic. Educators are helping medical students better understand the signs and symptoms of abuse, clinicians are advocating for more holistic pain management methods and state agencies are compiling prescription registries to combat the practice of “doctor shopping”. In this same vein, one… Read more »