Feasibility of an Opioid-free Anaesthesia in Cardiac Surgery Feasibility of an Opioid-free Anaesthesia in Cardiac Surgery
Might a dexmedetomidine-based opioid-free anesthesia protocol in cardiac surgery patients result in lower postoperative morphine consumption and better postoperative outcomes?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Company led medicines recall: Morphine Syringe 50mg/50ml (unlicensed medicine) and Magnesium Sulphate 8mmol/20ml infusion (unlicensed medicine)
Nova Laboratories Limited is recalling specific batches of the impacted products, Morphine Syringe 50mg/50ml and Magnesium Sulphate 8mmol/20ml infusion due to a potential risk of contamination. Furth (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - July 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Suicide committed by a paramedic using a cocktail of drugs: morphine, etomidate, diazepam and rocuronium. case report and review of literature - Sm ędra A, Wochna K, Kaźmierski D, Berent J.
Suicide is still an important issue in developed countries. The problem affects all age groups and both sexes, although usually more commonly middle-aged men. Attempted suicides committed by taking drugs ended in death are rare (regardless of gender, age, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ubh Pharmacy Loses Critical Drugs
[The Herald] NEARLY 400 doses of sedative drugs - pethidine and morphine - were stolen from the United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH) last week, a development which has forced patients to source their own. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mitigo (Morphine Sulfate Injection) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 17, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Penn study reveals how opioid supply shortages shape emergency department prescribing behaviors
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A new study published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology reveals that opioid prescribing behavior can also be decreased by external factors, such as a supply shortage. In this case, the shortage was of parenteral morphine and hydromorphone, as a result of supply chain disruptions caused by Hurricane Maria in 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Former Dracut Nurse Sentenced for Tampering with Liquid Morphine
FDA OCI, Michael Langlois, Nurse, sentence, tampering, liquid morphine, Dracut MA, hospice patient, Lowell nursing home, saline, Benadryl, Melrose nursing home, false, medical file, 42 months prison, prescription drug, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 12, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Northborough Nurse Charged with Tampering with Liquid Morphine
FDA OCI, registered nurse, arrest, tampering, morphine, nursing home, resident, Gwen Rider, Northborough MA, fraud, deception, controlled substance, Worcester County, dementia patient, consumer protection, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 6, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Inside Ibogaine, One of the Most Promising and Perilous Psychedelics for Addiction
Amber Capone had become afraid of her husband. The “laid-back, bigger than life and cooler than cool” man she’d married had become isolated, disconnected and despondent during his 13 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL. Typically, he was gone 300 days of the year, but when he was home, Amber and their two children walked on eggshells around him. “Everyone was just playing nice until he left again,” Amber says. In 2013, Marcus retired from the military. But life as a civilian only made his depression, anger, headaches, anxiety, alcoholism, impulsivity and violent dreams worse. Sometimes he’d get up...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mandy Oaklander Tags: Uncategorized Drugs feature Magazine Mental Health Source Type: news

Connecticut Nurse Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Liquid Morphine
FDA OCI, tampering, liquid morphine, Danielle Works, Stafford Springs CT, guilty plea, Governor ’s Center, Westfield, morphine, dilute, hospice patient, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - March 31, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Morphine Milligram Equivalents: Current Applications and Knowledge Gaps, Research Opportunities, and Future Directions; Public Workshop; Request for Comments - 06/07/2021 - 06/08/2021
The purpose of the workshop is to bring stakeholders together to discuss the topic of morphine milligram equivalents (MMEs) with the goals of providing an understanding of the science and data underlying existing MME calculations for opioid analgesics; discussing the gaps in these data. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 16, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Sustained-release morphine for refractory breathlessness in COPD: improves QoL, reduces cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dark Web Trafficker Pleads Guilty to Distributing Opioids
FDA OCI, Daren Reid, Ft. Lauderdale FL, guilty, distribute, opioids, dark web, Oxyflight, Imperial Royalty, oxycodone, morphine, Silk Road, Wall Street, Apollon, drug trafficking, prescription drugs, Bitcoin, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 12, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Mexico ’s poor have little luck obtaining opioids intended for palliative care
If you ’re poor and terminally ill in southern Mexico, there’s far less chance you’ll get the painkillers you need for palliative care than your cousins in more prosperous regions, particularly those pharmacy-rich areas along Mexico–U.S. border, say UCLA researchers and colleagues who studied opioi d dispensing levels across the country.What ’s more, the researchers’ paper in the journalThe Lancet Public Health suggests it ’s likely that some of the opioids intended for Mexican citizens are ending up in American pockets.Despite a Mexican government initiative launched in 2015 to im...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

How Long Do You Monitor Neonates for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)?
Discussion Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurs in the first few days of life and is a complex withdrawal syndrome. The newborn is abruptly cut-off from their exposure to licit or illicit drugs that the mother is chronically consuming and which were being transmitted through the placenta to the fetus. “NAS is a highly variable and severe condition; it may be associated with central and autonomic nervous system dysfunction … and gastrointestinal disorders.” It can cause significant morbidity but is rarely fatal. Fetal exposure has been increasing in the United States. In 2011-12, almost 5.9% of pregn...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Anterior cingulate inputs to nucleus accumbens control the social transfer of pain and analgesia
Empathy is an essential component of social communication that involves experiencing others’ sensory and emotional states. We observed that a brief social interaction with a mouse experiencing pain or morphine analgesia resulted in the transfer of these experiences to its social partner. Optogenetic manipulations demonstrated that the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and its projections to the nucleus accumbens (NAc) were selectively involved in the social transfer of both pain and analgesia. By contrast, the ACC->NAc circuit was not necessary for the social transfer of fear, which instead depended on ACC projectio...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Smith, M. L., Asada, N., Malenka, R. C. Tags: Neuroscience r-articles Source Type: news

Analgesic Efficacy of Ear Acupuncture After Hysterectomy Analgesic Efficacy of Ear Acupuncture After Hysterectomy
Might electric ear acupuncture provid postoperative analgesia and reduce morphine requirement after abdominal hysterectomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The positive and negative outcome of morphine and disulfiram subacute co-administration in rats in the absence of ethanol challenge - Fr ączek K, Kowalczyk A, Pekala M, Kasarello K, Sygitowicz G, Sulejczak D, Zaremba M, Konop M, Frankowska M, Filip M, Bujalska-Zadrozny M, Kleczkowska P.
Recently, a well-known anti-alcohol agent, disulfiram (DSF), has gain much interest, as it was found to be effective in the treatment of cocaine abusers, thus also giving hope for patients addicted to opioids and other illicit drugs. Therefore, this stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Haloperidol potentiates antinociceptive effects of morphine and disrupt opioid tolerance - Mena-Vald és LC, Blanco-Hernández Y, Espinosa-Juárez JV, López-Muñoz FJ.
The objectives of this work were to determine the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Far Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in San Francisco (CA)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Related Beyond Naloxone: Providing Comprehensive Prehospital Care to Overdose Patients in the Midst of a Public Health CrisisOne Paramedic&rsquo...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Patient Care California Overdose Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Far Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in San Francisco (CA)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Related Beyond Naloxone: Providing Comprehensive Prehospital Care to Overdose Patients in the Midst of a Public Health CrisisOne Paramedic&rsquo...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Patient Care California Overdose Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Far Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in San Francisco (CA)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Related Beyond Naloxone: Providing Comprehensive Prehospital Care to Overdose Patients in the Midst of a Public Health CrisisOne Paramedic&rsquo...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Patient Care California Overdose Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Far Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in San Francisco (CA)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Related Beyond Naloxone: Providing Comprehensive Prehospital Care to Overdose Patients in the Midst of a Public Health CrisisOne Paramedic&rsquo...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Patient Care California Overdose Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Far Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in San Francisco (CA)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Related Beyond Naloxone: Providing Comprehensive Prehospital Care to Overdose Patients in the Midst of a Public Health CrisisOne Paramedic&rsquo...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Patient Care California Overdose Source Type: news

Overdose Deaths Far Outpace COVID-19 Deaths in San Francisco (CA)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A record 621 people died of drug overdoses in San Francisco so far this year, a staggering number that far outpaces the 173 deaths from COVID-19 the city has seen thus far. The crisis fueled by the powerful painkiller fentanyl could have been far worse if it wasn’t for the nearly 3,000 times Narcan was used from January to the beginning of November to save someone from the brink of death, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday. Related Beyond Naloxone: Providing Comprehensive Prehospital Care to Overdose Patients in the Midst of a Public Health CrisisOne Paramedic&rsquo...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Patient Care California Overdose Source Type: news

Thailand to allow medical use of cocaine, opium and morphine
Thailand has ordered more than 100 drugs including cocaine, morphine and opium decriminalized for medical and research use The sale and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roxanol (Morphine Sulfate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Connecticut Nurse Charged with Tampering with Liquid Morphine
Danielle Work, Stafford Springs CT, nurse, tampering, liquid morphine, Governor's Center, nursing facility, diluting, charges, prescription drugs, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 30, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Drug Concentration and Contamination After Diluting Morphine Drug Concentration and Contamination After Diluting Morphine
This study revealed that manually diluting morphine can lead to inaccurate concentrations and potential contamination, even when done by experienced personnel.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn ’t Be a Model for the Rest of the World
The Swedish COVID-19 experiment of not implementing early and strong measures to safeguard the population has been hotly debated around the world, but at this point we can predict it is almost certain to result in a net failure in terms of death and suffering. As of Oct. 13, Sweden’s per capita death rate is 58.4 per 100,000 people, according to Johns Hopkins University data, 12th highest in the world (not including tiny Andorra and San Marino). But perhaps more striking are the findings of a study published Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which pointed out that, of the countries the resea...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kelly Bjorklund and Andrew Ewing Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Registered Nurse Sentenced for Morphine Tampering
FDA OCI, Brianna Duffy, registered nurse, opioids, morphine, tampering, Hunt Nursing and Rehab, Danvers MA, hospice, Maplewood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Amesbury MA, diluted, medicine, suffering, prescription drugs, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 22, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Researchers develop a yeast-based platform to boost production of rare natural molecules
(Concordia University) Researchers at Concordia University in Montreal and in Berkeley, California outline a method to synthesize complex bioactive molecules much more quickly and efficiently. Using cutting-edge synthetic biology approaches, They were able to produce a large amount of benzylisoquinoline alkaloid (BIA) to synthesize an array of natural and new-to-nature chemical structures in a yeast-based platform. This can provide a blueprint for the large-scale production of thousands of products, including the opioid analgesics morphine and codeine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Morphine Sulfate Tablets (morphone sulfate) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 14, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hypnosis May Relieve Pain, Morphine Use at AFlut Ablation Hypnosis May Relieve Pain, Morphine Use at AFlut Ablation
Standard pain-control methods can pose some risks, so alternatives that curb opiate use during ablation would be welcome, as would larger trials confirming a study hinting at a role for hypnotism.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Eastern Iowa Nurse Sentenced to Federal Prison for Stealing Patient ’s Pain Medication
FDA OCI, ICU nurse, intensive care, pain medications, unconscious patient, IV line, Kelly Postel, Anamosa IA, morphine, fentanyl, hospital pharmacy, Cedar Rapids hospital, syringe, forfeit license, sentence, stealing, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - June 26, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Nigeria: Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among Skilled Workers - a Pilot Study
[The Conversation Africa] More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence shows that pharmaceutical opioids (tramadol, codeine, or morphine), barbiturates such as pentobarbital sodium, benzodiazepines (diazepam and alprazolam), and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Patient-Controlled Subcutaneous Sufentanil Bests Morphine in Advanced Cancer Patient-Controlled Subcutaneous Sufentanil Bests Morphine in Advanced Cancer
In patients with stage III-IV cancer, patient-controlled subcutaneous analgesia (PCSA) with sufentanil led to better pain control and quality of life than morphine in a randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Registered Nurse Pleads Guilty to Drug Diversion Charge
Haverhill MA, registered nurse, guilty, plea, Brianna Duffy, tampering, Hunt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Danvers MA, morphine, patient, diluting, Maplewood Care and Rehabilitation Center, Amesbury MA, diverted, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - June 16, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

If Prescribed Opioids for Pain, Ask Lots of Questions: FDA
THURSDAY, May 21, 2020 -- If your doctor prescribes opioid painkillers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine or morphine for you, there are a number of questions you should ask, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises. Opioids can be used... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Heating poppy seeds, but not baking them in muffins, reduces opiate levels
(American Chemical Society) You might have heard the advice to avoid eating a poppy seed bagel or muffin before a drug screen, lest you test positive for opiates. This urban legend is rooted in truth because the tiny black seeds contain small amounts of morphine and codeine that can show up in a drug test. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'   Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have studied how different treatments affect levels of opiates in poppy seeds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Inhibition of Hsp90 in the spinal cord enhances the antinociceptive effects of morphine by activating an ERK-RSK pathway
Morphine and other opioids are commonly used to treat pain despite their numerous adverse side effects. Modulating μ-opioid receptor (MOR) signaling is one way to potentially improve opioid therapy. In mice, the chaperone protein Hsp90 mediates MOR signaling within the brain. Here, we found that inhibiting Hsp90 specifically in the spinal cord enhanced the antinociceptive effects of morphine in mice. Intrathecal, but not systemic, administration of the Hsp90 inhibitors 17-AAG or KU-32 amplified the effects of morphine in suppressing sensitivity to both thermal and mechanical stimuli in mice. Hsp90 inhibition enabled opi...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Duron, D. I., Lei, W., Barker, N. K., Stine, C., Mishra, S., Blagg, B. S. J., Langlais, P. R., Streicher, J. M. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Mu Opioid Receptors in One Brain Region Contribute to Naloxone Aversion
Mice genetically engineered to lack mu opioid receptors in the medial habenula were less sensitive to the unpleasant effects of the opioid antagonist naloxone and showed fewer naloxone-induced withdrawal symptoms. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 9, 2020 Category: Addiction Tags: Morphine, NIDA Notes, Opioids, Basic Science, Pain, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

Nurse Given Prison Sentence for Drug Theft and Tampering
nurse, prison, drug theft, tampering, Katie Boll, Manchester IA, morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, tramadol, nursing home, mouthwash, fraud, deception, subterfuge, 48 months prison (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - April 7, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Reducing Postop Nausea After Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery Reducing Postop Nausea After Gynecological Laparoscopic Surgery
This study evaluated the efficacy of adjunctive dexmedetomidine to morphine-based analgesia for postoperative nausea and vomiting prophylaxis in women undergoing gynecological laparoscopic surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Long-term Opioid Use in Men Linked to Hypogonadism Long-term Opioid Use in Men Linked to Hypogonadism
Maximum morphine equivalent daily dose and the odds of developing hypogonadism in men taking long-term opioids.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - March 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Kenya: Kemsa Laxity, Red Tape Worsen Patients' Pain
[Nation] A weak healthcare system and systemic bureaucracy in government institutions has led to the suffering of thousands of terminally-ill patients for close to a year now due to shortage of oral morphine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 18, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

More than half of US opioid prescriptions for dental procedures exceeded 3-day supply recommendations from CDC 2016 guidelines
New largescale study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found overprescription of opioids by dentists common, particularly to patients at high risk for substance abuse, and that almost 1/3 of patients received more powerful drugs than neededElsevierIMAGE: In this cross-sectional analysis of 542,958 dental visits by adult patients, between 1 in 4 and 1 in 2 opioid prescriptions exceeded the recommended morphine equivalents and days'supply for...viewmore Credit: Michelle S. Woods Ann Arbor, February 4, 2020 - Dentists are among top prescribers of opioids in the US, however, whether their opioid prescrib...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 13, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

'Painkillers should be renamed pain relievers to prevent people from taking a higher dose'
Medical experts argue that misconception that pain will be completely 'killed' makes people believe they should increase their dose. This is helping drive Britain's overuse of opioids such as morphine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news