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NSAIDs Better Than Codeine for Outpatient Postoperative Pain

Jun 6, 2021 2:40 pm

HealthDay News — For adult outpatients, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with better pain scores and better global assessments, according to a review published online June 14 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Vitamin D deficiency linked to opioid addiction

Jun 6, 2021 2:39 pm

Fascinating new research led by scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital has found a strong link between opioid addiction and vitamin D deficiency. The research indicates subjects with low vitamin D levels may experience heightened euphoric effects from opioids, making them more susceptible to addiction.

New study further advances the treatment of chronic pain

Jun 6, 2021 7:26 pm

Scientists have demonstrated that conolidine, a natural painkiller derived from the pinwheel flower and traditionally used in Chinese medicine, interacts with the newly identified opioid receptor ACKR3/CXCR7 that regulates opioid peptides naturally produced in the brain.