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Drug Profile: Buprenorphine

By |2016-11-03T08:40:36-07:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , |

Buprenorphine, called bupe for short, is a opiate drug produced by Reckitt Benckiser that was originally meant to treat patients addicted to other, more dangerous, opiod medications like methadone or heroin. Sold in the form of Suboxone and Subutex, buprenorphine attaches to the brain's opioid receptors, but it is much [...]

Oxycodone Is Most Dangerous Drug in Clark County

By |2016-11-03T08:40:53-07:00January 3rd, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , |

Oxycodone is in the class of drugs known as opioids, or opiates. It is a semi-synthetic medication often prescribed for moderate to severe pain management, but increasingly often, is now used irresponsibly. Rather than heroine, cocaine, or methamphetamine, that you'd assume were the deadliest drugs in Clark County, this prescribed [...]

What Are Opioids?

By |2017-12-09T15:11:53-07:00January 2nd, 2014|Categories: Inside Nevada Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Opioids are a class of medication derived from the opium plant. Their primary function in medicine today is for pain relief and to sedate patients. These medications have a history that spans thousands of years. Watch This Video About The Pros and Cons of Opioid Therapy Often, opioids [...]

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