What are opioids?
Opioids are medications used to treat moderate to severe pain that may not respond well to other pain medications. They reduce the sending of pain messages to the brain and reduce feelings of pain. They include codeine, fentanyl, hydrocodone, methadone, morphine and oxycodone. Hydrocodone medications are the most commonly prescribed for conditions such as dental and injury-related pain. Morphine is used before and after surgery for severe…Continue
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The Affordable Care Act expanded eligibility for the Medicaid program with the hope of enrolling millions of low-income U.S. residents who could not access insurance. California was one of the states that chose to expand. Researchers at the University of California-San Francisco conducted a study that investigated the trends in the association between insurance coverage and usage of emergency departments among adults 18-64 from 2005 through 2010. They found that ED utilization in…Continue
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