opioids

Trump wants to end the opioid crisis. But what if he is himself its prime symptom?

In October 2017, Donald Trump declared a public health emergency in response to what he called a ‘national shame and…

Newly discovered painkiller could replace addictive opioids

Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered what they say is a powerful painkiller that acts on a previously…

Could tramadol solve the opioid crisis?

In 2015, 52,000 deaths in the US were attributed to opioid use. Now William Brownfield, the country’s Assistant Secretary of…

Ant McPartlin’s painkiller problem shows us the future of addiction

So Ant McPartlin, one half of Ant and Dec, has disappeared into rehab in order to address his addiction to…

The case against opioid painkillers has just got stronger

People who use certain prescription painkillers increase their risk of heart-related deaths, according to a report published in the Journal…

Prince: killed by a painkiller far more potent than heroin

So now we know what killed Prince. He died trying to control the pain in his hips that had become…

Opioid painkillers ‘show little benefit for back pain’

Common and regularly prescribed painkillers are ineffective against back pain, according to a study published in the journal JAMA Internal…