• Promising pain relief

    Australian researchers have discovered a class of compounds that are safe and effective analgesic...

    Chronic pain is a global health burden. In Australia, it is estimated that over 3.4 million people suffer from persis...

    Australia September 9, 2021
  • Pain education could end the opioid crisis

    Training clinicians makes them less likely to prescribe opioids in emergency departments.

    Low back pain is today a leading cause of disability worldwide. It occurs across all ages, socioeconomic levels and c...

    Health March 11, 2021
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    Pain relief may be found in the mud

    The inglorious source of a pain killer as potent as morphine.

    A sample of estuarine mud taken 16 years ago has yielded a potential new class of painkiller as potent as opioids, bu...

    ASC Edits October 18, 2019
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    Half of regular ecstasy users are pill testing

    The habits of illicit drug users nationally are revealed.

    More than four in 10 people who regularly use ecstasy and one in 10 people who regularly inject drugs have ever teste...

    ASC Edits October 17, 2019
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    Humanity’s relationship with opioids

    It all started thousands of years ago.

    At this moment there are about 53 million users of opioid drugs in the world, according to the 2019 World Drug Report...

    Features August 11, 2019
  • New light on opioid and driving

    Treatment-level medication less affecting than low-level alcohol.

    The risks of driving with treatment-level doses of opioids in your system appear to be quite low but it’s still best ...

    Health December 9, 2018
  • The dope on the Donald

    Chronic opioid use associated with Trump support.

    A substantial proportion of votes for Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election came from areas with high rat...

    Society June 25, 2018
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