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Pitt study finds that docs who get gifts from opioid manufactures prescribe more opioids

Meals, travel, lodging, education, consulting and speakers’ fees: manufactures of opioid medications often treat physicians to expensive gifts, a practice that’s earned increased scrutiny in light of the opioid epidemic. 

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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Pittsburgh company developing non-opioid pain relief

While opioids simply mask pain, Knopp Bioscience is working on a pharmaceutical to regulate nerve cells to stop abnormal responses throughout the nervous system.

By Sarah Boden/WESA