opioids

May 23, 2018

Though Americans spend an estimated $80 billion to $100 billion each year in hopes of easing their aching backs, the evidence is mounting that many pricey standard treatments — including surgery and spinal injections — are often ineffective and

May 23, 2018

Patients with low-back pain are better off seeing a physical therapist first, according to a study of 150,000 insurance claims.

May 21, 2018

More donor organs have become available due to overdose deaths. UW Medicine’s chief of transplantation surgery Dr. Jorge Reyes talks about the organs’ health, risk of infection transmission, and the surrounding stigma.

May 9, 2018

Mother Jones investigation found that many federally required physician training programs on opioids, including those affiliated with prestigious universities and pro

May 4, 2018

Each week, dozens of health care providers from rural Washington connect via video conference to a panel of specialists in Seattle with the hope of combating the opioid crisis statewide.

May 4, 2018

People in chronic pain are some of the most difficult patients to treat. They have complex circumstances that medicine can’t always remedy. Pain can be amplified, by depression and anxiety, genetics and quality of life. 

April 30, 2018

She took one hit of heroin and “ended up dead for a few seconds,” recounted UW Medicine psychiatrist Richard Ries, describing a patient.  Years later, though, the woman got married and returned to college.

April 25, 2018

Opiates "clearly have been overprescribed since the late 1990's," says Dr. David Tauben, chief of pain medicine at UW Medicine in Seattle.  He weighs in on action by the U.S.

December 6, 2016

"When tribal leaders began to realize they had a serious problem with prescription opioids and heroin, they called on Dr.

April 13, 2018

Two recent scientific studies show that opioid prescriptions are relatively lower in states friendly to medical marijuana. They suggest that pot can be a useful tool in America's opioid crisis.

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