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Dangerous Counterfeit Drugs Are Putting Millions of US Consumers at Risk, According to a New Study

Rogue online pharmacies frequently use social media platforms to reach potential customers

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Want to Manage Postsurgical Pain Without Opioids? There Are Other Options.

How to work with your OB-GYN to make a pain management plan for a better recovery after surgery

Ashley K Heller

I Recovered From Surgery on My Own Terms

I struggled with side effects from opioids after my first C-section, so I chose to do things differently the second time around

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Using for Two

Our webinar, Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Mom: Reducing Barriers to Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder, addressed challenges and support for women with opioid use disorder

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Designing Less Addictive Opioids, Through Chemistry

One potential way to make opioids less addictive is to make them target injured tissue rather than the healthy brain

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15 Minutes With Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

A champion for women's health, Debbie Dingell opens up about her recent emergency surgery and her thoughts about health care in the United States

What Are the Risks of Pain Relief Alternatives to Opioids?

With so much attention focused on the dangers of opioid painkillers, it's easy to forget that even "safe" over-the-counter products carry some dangers.

How Communities Are Helping Women and Families Fight the Opioid Crisis

While traditional drug rehabilitation programs continue to play an important role in fighting opioid abuse, here are a few unique approaches making a difference for women and families.

How to Talk to Your Health Care Professional About Opioid Abuse

As the opioid epidemic continues to sweep the nation, it may be time for women to talk to their health care professional about opioid overdoses.

New Toolkit Aims to Help Educate Women About Prescription Opioids

Pain management is not a one-size-fits-all situation. Research shows that women are more likely to be prescribed opioids than men and tend to become persistent users of opioids.

I Will Not Be Shamed for Using Opioids to Manage My Cancer Pain

One woman’s story about how her pharmacist made her feel wrong for taking opioids for her cancer pain.

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A Couple's Tough Trek Back From Opioid Addiction

It is possible to recover from even the most serious of addictions. Just ask Katelyn and Jeffrey Hoglund.

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As Treatable As Diabetes? Lawmakers Push New Ways To Stem Opioid Addiction

When people are using medicines to treat their opioid use disorder – just like diabetics use insulin – and their insurance requires pre-authorization before they can get their monthly supply of their medicine, this puts them at great risk for relapse.

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HealthyWomen Helping to Combat Opioid Epidemic – Better Treatment and Better Policies

HealthyWomen is helping to combat the opioid epidemic by working with the Legal Action Center, women state legislators, and others to spread understanding of the disease of opioid use disorder (OUD), and best practices for treating OUD.

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