Topic: opioids

Poll finds athletes three times more likely to take painkillers

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Poll finds athletes three times more likely to take painkillers

December 7, 2017 0 comments

Varsity athletes use prescription painkillers nearly 3 times more than non-athletes, according to The Herald’s fall 2017 poll. While 3.1 percent of non-athletes reported using painkillers recreationally, 8.3 percent of polled athletes reported that they do. Researchers said athletes — who may overuse painkillers to cope with pressure to perform […]

New Med School program educates students on opioid addiction

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New Med School program educates students on opioid addiction

September 20, 2017 0 comments

Amid the statewide and nationwide opioid epidemic, the Alpert Medical School is shaping its curriculum to prepare students to treat opioid misuse disorder.

Documentary showcases effects of opioid epidemic

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Documentary showcases effects of opioid epidemic

April 13, 2017 0 comments

One of the most highly abused types of drugs in the United States is not bought on the street — it is prescribed by a doctor.

In a study published in the journal Pain, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Francesca Beaudoin found pain levels for injured subjects did not differ between opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.

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Professor compares effectiveness of pain medications in study

December 1, 2016 0 comments

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Francesca Beaudoin investigated and compared the effectiveness of various opioid treatments.