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Given the Choice, Zebrafish Willingly Dose Themselves with Opioids

August 25, 2017

Researchers at University of Utah Health devised a system that allowed zebrafish to self-administer opioids to study drug-seeking behavior. ... Read more

Pain Relief Through Physical Therapy

November 16, 2016

Physical therapy can be effective in treating a condition more than 3 million Americans live with every day: chronic pain. ... Read more

The Rise of Fentanyl Deaths

August 29, 2016

As the opioid epidemic grows so does the spread of fentanyl. A new report in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows the number of drug products testing positive for fentanyl rose 426% between 2013 and 2014 nationwide. ... Read more

Dependent, Not Addicted: Infants in the Opioid Epidemic

August 15, 2016

There are a growing number of newborns being seen with what is known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), a set of physical and behavioral symptoms in those born to mothers who took addictive prescription or illicit drugs during pregnancy. ... Read more

Prince and the Rising Fentanyl Epidemic

June 03, 2016

Prince was an extraordinary musician and performer. Unfortunately, the cause of his death-- an overdose of the opioid fentanyl -- is all too ordinary. ... Read more

Utah Naloxone: Battling Opioid Overdoses

April 28, 2016

A $45,000 donation will provide 500 free Naloxone rescue kits to help people save lives in the event on an opioid overdose. ... Read more

The Need for Naloxone

December 09, 2015

Enough opioids are prescribed in this state every year for every adult to have a bottle. Utah is currently fifth in the nation when it comes to opioid overdose deaths – many of which are accidental and could have been prevented if naloxone had been administered. ... Read more