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Opioid Agonists, Partial Agonists, Antagonists: Oh My!

When it comes to predicting therapeutic or adverse effects (and efficacy), opioid-specific pharmacodynamics play a major role. Pharmacodynamics, as we all well know, is the study of what a drug does to the body, including involvement with receptor binding and conformational

Drug court – giving families a chance to break the cycle of opioid use

“Opioid and methamphetamine abuse tore through this area like a wildfire.” This is the view of Rebecca Holmes, who is responsible for mental health and drug use outpatient treatment in Abingdon, Washington County, Virginia, as she looks back at the decision to

This is what the opioid epidemic feels like: ‘My son didn’t have to die’

‘How is it that the FDA gives us a national warning about tainted heads of lettuce but cannot do the same with medication that kills thousands of people every year?’ Photograph: Patrick Sison/AP On a cold December evening in 2010, my