Short-term mortality following tramadol poisonings in Denmark - S ørensen AMS, Petersen J, Christensen MB, Schelde AB, Andersen JT, Jimenez Solem E, Petersen TS.
Tramadol is a commonly used opioid with a potential of addiction and abuse. Using Danish nationwide registers, we aimed to 1) characterise opioid poisonings, 2) assess the 30-day mortality following morphine, oxycodone, and mixed poisonings compared to tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Morphine Sulfate Tablets (morphine sulfate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 11, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA and Kratom
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to useMitragyna speciosa, commonly known as kratom, a plant which grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. FDA is concerned that kratom, which affects the same opioid brain receptors as morphine, appears to have properties that expose users to the risks of addiction, abuse, and dependence. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - April 27, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Dexamethasone Reduces Morphine Consumption After Total Knee Arthroplasty
No abstract available (Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter)
Source: Lippincott's Bone and Joint Newsletter - April 21, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME Article Source Type: news

South Africa: Is Pain Management in SA Up to Scratch?
[spotlight] In March an elderly woman with advanced cancer in the pelvis travelled from the Eastern Cape to the Western Cape in the hope that she may find better medical care. The discharge note she carried with her stated that she was on morphine, but she never received it. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

morphine
Title: morphineCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/30/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/30/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 30, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Northborough Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Liquid Morphine
FDA OCI, Gwen Rider, Northborough MA, RN, guilty, plea, tampering, morphine, nursing home, resident, care, Worcester County, dementia, morphine sulfate, replace, water, controlled substance, Rx, prescription, drug, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 9, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

What Euphoria Gets Right —and Wrong—About Teen Drug Use and Addiction
Euphoria—the most tweeted-about TV show of the decade in the U.S.—has thrust teenage drug use into the cultural spotlight. The HBO show follows 17-year-old Rue Bennett, a sweet but troubled teen played by Zendaya, as she navigates a deepening drug use disorder. It’s not pretty. Rue takes the powerful opioid fentanyl, injects morphine, and drags around a suitcase filled with thousands of dollars worth of drugs (a stash she can’t resist dipping into). Meanwhile, she rips apart her life: tearing through her house, ransacking strangers’ homes, and screaming at the people she loves the most. [time-...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A longitudinal cohort study of opioid prescriptions associated with nonsurgical dental visits among Oregon and New York state Medicaid beneficiaries, 2014-2016
Conclusions: Medicaid beneficiaries might be exposed to unnecessary opioid Rxs in situations in which they may not be indicated or effective and without a plan for more definitive treatment.Practical implications: Dentists need to avoid delays in scheduling definitive treatment and take appropriate steps to monitor prescribed opioid use to reduce the well-known risks associated with undue or prolonged opioid exposure. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 23, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CDC rolls back some limits on opioid prescriptions including 90 mg limits on morphine access
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is rolling back some restrictions placed on opioid distribution, saying previously put in place guidelines were being misused in ways that hurt patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dexamethasone Effective as an Analgesic Adjuvant in Total Knee Replacement Dexamethasone Effective as an Analgesic Adjuvant in Total Knee Replacement
Two doses of dexamethasone given in the perioperative period reduced morphine consumption during 48 hours after total knee arthroplasty in the randomized, placebo-controlled DEX-2-TKA trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Suburban Chicago Nurse Charged with Tampering with Morphine Prescribed to Patients
FDA OCI, Sarah Diamond, Woodstock IL, assistant director, nursing, rehabilitation center, remove, morphine, replace, indifference, risk, patients, danger, bodily injury, opioids, prescription drugs, health care fraud, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - January 13, 2022 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Synthetic Alcohol Promises to Make Drinking Safer. But Experts Are Wary
Our ancestors started drinking booze millions of years ago, and we never stopped. Alcohol is embedded in nearly every culture in the world as a social lubricant, marker of taste and cornerstone of celebrations. If companies tried to bring it to market for the first time today, however, U.S. regulators would almost certainly forbid it. More than 200 health conditions—from cancer to dementia to cirrhosis— are linked to alcohol; it contributes to 3 million deaths globally each year, many via auto accidents and suicides; and in the U.S. alone, more than 14 million people struggle with alcohol-use disorder. It&rsquo...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Decline Seen in Total Opioid MME Per Capita in Last Decade
MONDAY, Dec. 27, 2021 -- During the last decade, there has been a decline in total opioid morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per capita, according to a research letter published online Dec. 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Bradley D. Stein,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Morphine at Moses Lake Clinic
FDA OCI, Esther Tuller, Moses Lake WA, RN, tampering, morphine, medication, Confluence Health Clinic, relieve pain, syringe, addiction, saline, replacement, trust, public, opioids, prescription drugs, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 7, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news