doctor holding digital image of kidneys to illustrate how opioids can cause kidney damage

Opioid Dependence and Kidney Damage

According to the National Kidney Foundation, of the more than 30 million Americans who have kidney damage, most don’t even know they have it. Often, no symptoms of kidney disease are apparent until the disease has progressed. National Kidney Month this March is an opportunity to shed light on the damage opioid use can do…

closeup of man pouring prescription pills into hand risking drug interactions between opioids and antidepressants

Antidepressant and Opioid Drug Interactions

Patients who take antidepressants and opioids together can experience serious health risks. Despite that risk, doctors co-prescribed the two drug types in over 17 million office visits between 2013 and 2014, according to a 2018 study from Drug, Healthcare and Patient Safety. New research has shed more light on the dangerous consequences of these drug…