Opioid Vs Opiate

What is the difference between synthetic opioids and semi-synthetic opioids? And how do these relate to the opioid epidemic in general? These are excellent questions. In order to understand them, we should begin with a more basic analysis:  opioids vs. opiates.   The consequences of these distinctions could not be more serious. All opioids are narcotic painkillers that can be both highly […]