Patients who receive prescriptions for both opioids and benzodiazepines are more likely to use opioids long term, Stanford researchers have found.
Health care policy issues are at the top of U.S. lawmakers' agendas, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) says during a Stanford Health Policy Forum.
Stanford researchers disprove the idea that legalizing medical marijuana will lead to fewer deaths from opioid overdoses.
Stanford anesthesiologist Edward Mariano discusses the progress and goals of the National Academy of Medicine's opioid collaborative.
Stanford pain researchers say we can curb the prescription opioid crisis, while treating pain, by using a variety of tactics.
A new study has found that opioid-related deaths are highest on the East Coast and opioids are affecting an increasing number of African-Americans.
Patients who are taking the most common type of antidepressant may feel more pain when taking certain opioids, Stanford researchers have found.
Alvin Roth, a Nobel laureate and Stanford faculty member, explains how the economic concept of repugnant markets applies to heroin in the United States.
Patients who undergo physical therapy soon after a pain diagnosis are less likely to use opioids in the long term, a Stanford-Duke study finds.
Young people prescribed opioids by dental providers were at increased risk of developing opioid addiction in the following year, a Stanford study found.
A team of economists have examined the importance of location and opioid prevalence to help tease out the relative importance of supply in the epidemic.
Stanford pain specialist argues for comprehensive and personalized treatments as Congress considers legislation to combat the opioid crisis.
Following surgery, the risk of overdose from opioids is highest during the first month. Taking both short- and long-acting opioids also boosts the risk.
Ketamine, a promising new treatment for depression, works through the brain's opioid system, Stanford study finds, defying long held beliefs.
Even substantial efforts in reducing opioid addiction, preventing overdoses and providing addiction treatment won't curb the crisis any time soon.
In a JAMA opinion piece, Gary Peltz and Tom Sudhof argue for policymakers and health leaders to combat opioid addictions early.