As more Americans get hooked on opioids, some hospitals are looking for ways to ease pain without resorting to the addictive drugs. From the NYT: “Instead of opioids, an ER in New Jersey now treats many pain patients with alternatives like laughing gas, trigger-point injections and even a therapy harp.” (I wonder if a therapy harp and laughing gas aren’t a little redundant.)

+ Quartz: A new study of 250 million patients shows medicine is still full of guesswork.