The last 20 years have highlighted how devastating the use and abuse of opioids can be - around 50,000 preventable deaths from overdose each year, millions addicted, and a rising number of adolescents using illicit drugs.
Curious how we got here and what you can do? Read up on the history. Learn about exciting new research. Discover new roles for opioids in our body. This special section of Molecular Pharmacology covers 50 years of fundamental research on opioids, in a collection of reviews and original research articles from leaders in the field.
All of the articles in the special section are freely accessible through December 31, 2020.