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Scientists Take a Big Step Toward Building a Better Opioid

Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine For the first time, scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and collaborators solved the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid r...
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Gabapentinoid Use in the United States 2002 through 2015 (Research Letter)

Source: JAMA Internal Medicine Gabapentin and pregabalin are the 2 clinically used medications in the gabapentinoid drug class. Pregabalin and gabapentin have both been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for...
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Reduction of Opioid Use and Improvement in Chronic Pain in Opioid-Experienced Patients After Topical Analgesic Treatment: An Exploratory Analysis

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The Appropriate Use of Opioids in the Treatment of Refractory Restless Legs Syndrome

Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings Abstract: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a distinct disorder, differing from chronic pain in many ways. Refractory RLS is characterized by unresponsiveness to dopamine agonists or alpha-2...
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