Insights & Perspectives
Opioids are often prescribed following surgery or injury to manage moderate to severe pain—but they come with a risk of addiction. While everyone who takes prescription opioids is at risk for addiction, that risk is higher for some people than others.
Just as your genes determine the basic truths of your biology—things like your height and eye and hair color—genes also determine how your body reacts to certain medications. No medication works the same for everyone; in fact, results can vary widely.
FDA Breakthrough Device designation is granted to novel medical devices that have the potential to provide more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases or conditions.
As the U.S. continues to battle the national public health crisis presented by the COVID-19 global pandemic, our nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic is worsening. During the first three months of 2020, drug overdose fatalities increased by roughly 10%.
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