Opioids are widely prescribed therapies used to manage moderate-to-severe pain. ¬†However, since their dramatic surge in usage (especially for the management of chronic non-cancer pain), there has been a staggering rise in opioid-related emergency room visits, opioid abuse, addiction, overdoses and deaths in the United States. There is a growing body of evidence showing that opioids can cause a clinically significant medical condition known as…