Pain management is complex. But is it possible--or even desirable--to eliminate all pain?
Lifestyle Center: Opiates
Veterans who have been wounded often deal with chronic pain conditions. A new study suggests they might be able to help themselves.
Sometimes pain treatment comes at a deadly cost.
As increasing numbers of patients abuse prescription opioids, officials are taking steps to curb the growth of dangerous drug misuse. One recent effo...
Beating a heroin addiction is a huge challenge, and the cravings can be overwhelming. But a hormone made in the body could one day reduce the severit...
If you suffer from chronic lower back pain, this Rx may not be right for you.
New data released this week highlights a growing problem: heroin use in the US.
When it comes to habit-forming illegal drugs, weekend-only users may not limit their use to weekends for long.
Fentanyl, a powerful opioid drug often used to relieve pain for terminally ill patients, may have some much more dangerous uses.
Some doctors may believe that opioids to treat pain are prescribed too often and pose a risk of abuse. That belief might have made some less likely t...
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new opioid painkiller — and this pill is thought to be difficult to abuse.