We have been following several important topics from both a scientific and societal angle throughout the year. The next series of posts will highlight the information and articles we found one category at a time. Next up is a collection of articles about opioids and the opioid epidemic.
Our first article on this subject posted in May after our VP Dr. Francisco Rojas wrote a blog entry on the relationship between pH and opioids:
May also brought this story about a novel way to use fentanyl tests for checking heroin:
In June we posted two articles. The first is about an unexpected outcome of the opioid epidemic:
The second focuses on the complicated relationship between opiate addiction, treatment options and politics:
Two articles caught our attention last month. The first is about gabapentin, a drug for nerve pain, that is quickly joining the ranks of abused painkillers.
The second is an article written for the American Association of Clinical Chemistry about the opioid epidemic: