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Opioid Side Effects: Is Your Own Immune System to Blame?

Video   Aug 19, 2020 | Taken from the American Chemical Society on YouTube

 

In addition to possibly developing opioid use disorder, those who take opioids long term, including patients who have been prescribed the drugs for pain relief, can develop chronic inflammation and heightened pain sensitivity. Scientists now report in a pilot study that some of those side effects might be influenced by the body’s own immune system, which can make antibodies against the drugs.

 
 
 
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