August 10, 2022

OSU Wexner Medical Center researchers look into connection between opioids, chronic pain

Researchers with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are finding out more about the link between chronic pain and opioid use disorders.
July 26, 2022

Study: Supplies of a Drug Meant to Fight Opioid Addiction Fell During the Pandemic

The nation’s per capita supply of methadone fell 20% from the first quarter of 2020 to the second quarter of that year, according to a new analysis.
July 12, 2022

Educating Third-Year Students on Opioid Use Disorder, Pain Management

An Ohio State researcher discusses a new medical center education program for navigating addiction risk in pain patients.
July 12, 2022

Central sensitization complicates chronic pain treatment, opioid use disorder

Central sensitization may be an important underlying factor that complicates the treatment of chronic pain and opioid use disorders, researchers wrote in PAIN Reports.
July 11, 2022

Study provides first evidence of link between opioid use disorder, chronic pain

This first-of-its-kind study by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine and University of Michigan Medical School explored one potential mechanism – central sensitization – among individuals with OUD.
July 6, 2022

Rural women who use illegal drugs less likely to use contraception, risk dangerous pregnancies

Survey findings raise new concern about access to reproductive health care, including abortion
July 5, 2022

Bill looks to provide better access to medication combatting opioid addiction

What You Need To Know: Rep. Mike Turner announced details of the Mainstream Addiction and Treatment Act. It's a bill that would allow practitioners to prescribe Buprenorphine without a waiver from the Drug Enforcement Administration. Buprenorphine is a prescription drug that helps treat pain and addiction to opioids. The bill has been passed by the House of Representatives and waiting to be voted on by the Senate
June 14, 2022

Synthetic Opioid Use Up Almost 800% Nationwide

Synthetic opioid use increased by almost 800% over 7 years, new research shows