Abuse-Deterrent Opioids Prevent Users From Intensifying High

The rise in opioid-related deaths has many in the medical community outraged over practitioners prescribing opioids for chronic pain. Some, mainly those in pain management, believe this practice is justified. Others claim there are better alternatives. Pharmaceutical companies, on the other hand, are taking a shot at the opioid epidemic by promoting opioids with abuse-deterrent properties. A new study conducted by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis revealed that abuse-deterrent opioid medications can cut down on prescription drug abuse. Read more

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