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Millions live and die in pain due to morphine stigma
Millions needlessly live and die in pain because of misinformation and stigma around palliatives, says new study. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ibuprofen may be preferential first-line option for pediatric patients after minor orthopaedic surgery
Data from a study published in the October issue of Canadian Medical Association Journal suggest that ibuprofen may be preferred to morphine for pain relief in pediatric patients who have undergone minor outpatient orthopaedic surgery.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

More than 25 million people dying in agony without morphine every year
Concern over illicit use and addiction is putting morphine out of reach for millions of patients globally who need it for pain reliefMore than 25 million people, including 2.5 million children, die in agony every year around the world, for want of morphine or other palliative care, according to a major investigation.Poor people cannot get pain relief in many countries of the world because their needs are overlooked or the authorities are so worried about the potential illicit use of addictive opioids that they will not allow their importation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah BoseleyHealth editor Tags: Drugs Health Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

Oral Morphine Plus Ibuprofen Inadequate for Pain in Kids in ED Oral Morphine Plus Ibuprofen Inadequate for Pain in Kids in ED
A randomized trial showed oral morphine plus oral ibuprofen is not adequate for relieving musculoskeletal pain in pediatric patients in the emergency department; other options suggested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen better than morphine for kids after minor surgery
A recent study found ibuprofen is a better option than oral morphine for pain relief in children who have had minor orthopedic surgery. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ibuprofen Better Than Morphine After Minor Surgery in Kids Ibuprofen Better Than Morphine After Minor Surgery in Kids
Study suggests ibuprofen has fewer adverse effects and may be better than oral morphine for pain relief in children after minor orthopaedic surgery; neither drug provided adequate pain relief.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Home-Brewed Poppy Seed Tea Can Be Lethal, Study Finds
(Sam Houston State University) A home-brewing technique used to extract morphine from unwashed poppy seeds can produce lethal doses of the drug, according to research at Sam Houston State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Home-brewed poppy seed tea can be lethal, study finds
(Sam Houston State University) A home-brewing technique used to extract morphine from unwashed poppy seeds can produce lethal doses of the drug, according to research at Sam Houston State University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teens and opioids: Time for an open conversation
National surveys have found that teens today are much less likely to use alcohol and drugs compared to their parents’ generation. In fact, the proportion of high school seniors who chose not to use alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other drugs has increased from 3 percent to 25 percent in the last thirty years. This remarkable good news is overshadowed by the growing number of teens who are daily marijuana users and the recent increase in opioid-related deaths among young people. It is important to understand the roots of this discrepancy in order to address it. Statistics show that between 2014 and 2015, the rates of d...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 9, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicholas Chadi Tags: Ask the Expert Parenting Teen Health Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Source Type: news

Fentanyl Sublingual Tablets Versus Subcutaneous Morphine for the Management of Severe Cancer Pain Episodes in Patients Receiving Opioid Treatment: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Noninferiority Trial
This research article has led to a Practice Changing Update on DynaMed Plus. It found that sublingual fentanyl may be as effective as subcutaneous morphine for pain reduction at 30 minutes in adults with cancer and severe pain episodes (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amid Opioid Crisis, Insurers Restrict Pricey, Less Addictive Painkillers
Drug companies and doctors have been accused of fueling the opioid crisis, but some question whether insurers have played a role, too. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: KATIE THOMAS and CHARLES ORNSTEIN Tags: Pain-Relieving Drugs Health Insurance and Managed Care Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Buprenorphine (Drug) Morphine Aetna Inc Anthem Inc Purdue Pharma Source Type: news

Man Who Fatally Shot Police Officer in the Head Had ‘RIP Cops’ Tattoo
(SAN ANTONIO) — An autopsy shows a man who killed one San Antonio police officer and wounded another had opiates in his body and a tattoo of a tombstone on his wrist reading “RIP COPS.” The San Antonio Express-News reports the Bexar County medical examiner’s office released 34-year-old Andrew Bice’s autopsy Wednesday. Opiates found included codeine, morphine and one of heroin’s active ingredients. Police say Bice opened fire on the officers in June as they approached to check his identification. Officer Miguel Moreno was fatally shot in the head. Officer Julio Cavazos recovered. The auto...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

NHS data shows painkiller overdoses double in 10 years
There were 10,999 admissions in 2016/17 for poisoning by opioid painkillers and other narcotics, which include codeine, morphine and fentanyl, the data from NHS Digital shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Number of overdoses on painkillers DOUBLES in 10 years
There were 10,999 admissions in 2016/17 for poisoning by opioid painkillers and other narcotics, which include codeine, morphine and fentanyl, the data from NHS Digital shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid painkiller overdoses more than double in a decade
Number of hospital admissions in England rose to 11,660 last year as doctors say drugs are being prescribed too readilyThe number of patients admitted to hospital for overdosing on powerful and potentially addictive opioid painkillers has more than doubled in a decade, with doctors saying it is the “very worrying” consequence of the drugs being prescribed too readily.Data from NHS Digital shows an increase in people attending hospital with poisoning from prescription opioids such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone,fentanyl and tramadol rising from 4,891 in 2005-06 to 11,660 last year in England.Continue reading......
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Drugs Health NHS Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Overdoses on opioid painkillers more than double in a decade
Number of hospital admissions in England rose to 11,660 last year as doctors say drugs are being prescribed too readilyThe number of patients admitted to hospital for overdosing on powerful and potentially addictive opioid painkillers has more than doubled in a decade, with doctors saying it is the “very worrying” consequence of the drugs being prescribed too readily.Data from NHS Digital shows an increase in people attending hospital with poisoning from prescription opioids such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone andfentanyl rising from 4,891 in 2005-06 to 11,660 last year in England.Continue reading... (Source: ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Drugs Health NHS Science Society UK news Source Type: news

Dilaudid vs. Morphine
Title: Dilaudid vs. MorphineCategory: MedicationsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 13, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Most Opioid Use Concentrated in Top 10 Percent of Users
Top 10 percent of users accounted for 76 percent of the total annual morphine equivalents (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 12, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

‘Dark, Dark World.’ Prosecutor Says Suspect Bragged About Holly Bobo’s Murder
(SAVANNAH, Tenn.) — A man who lived in the “dark, dark world” of methamphetamine and morphine abducted a Tennessee nursing student from her rural home in 2011, then drugged, raped and shot her before discarding her body and bragging about it, a prosecutor said Monday. Paul Hagerman made the statements during opening arguments in the trial of Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee. Adams, 33, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tennessee, on April 13, 2011. Her remains were found 3 ½ years later near her home in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrian Sainz / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime holly bobo onetime Source Type: news

Report: These KC metro counties face highest risk of opioid abuse
Kansas City has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, a report shows. The Kansas Hospital Association and Missouri Hospital Association released a joint study on Tuesday looking at the link between unemployment and the risk of opioid dependence. The study determined high-risk areas by looking at 10 years of unemployment data in both states, as well as drug-related deaths, morphine milligram equivalents prescribed per capita and opioid-related hospitalizations. “While the vast majority of opioid-related… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Report: These KC metro counties face highest risk of opioid abuse
Kansas City has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, a report shows. The Kansas Hospital Association and Missouri Hospital Association released a joint study on Tuesday looking at the link between unemployment and the risk of opioid dependence. The study determined high-risk areas by looking at 10 years of unemployment data in both states, as well as drug-related deaths, morphine milligram equivalents prescribed per capita and opioid-related hospitalizations. “While the vast majority of opioid-related… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Safety advocates seek ban on high-dose opioids
A petition asks the FDA to ban opioid pills that, when taken as directed, would add up to a daily dose of more than 90 milligrams of morphine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Myths in Emergency Medicine: War on Morphine for ACS Purposely Obscures the Data
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - September 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Myths in Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Fentanyl Drives Rise in Opioid Deaths in U.S.
The synthetic drug is more powerful than heroin or morphine (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Petition calls for FDA to remove ultra-high-dosage opioids from market
Groups representing public health officials and doctors banded together Thursday to petition the US Food and Drug Administration to take ultra-high-dosage opioid pills, tablets and nasal sprays off the market. When prescribed, these opioids equal more than 90 milligrams of morphine (MME) a day in potency. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Is Faster Better? Treating Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Is Faster Better?
Buprenorphine resulted in half the treatment time of morphine in a small NAS trial, but should we cheer yet?Medscape Pediatrics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Viewpoint Source Type: news

Why fentanyl could become the UK's most dangerous drug
The painkiller and anaesthetic is 50 times more potent than morphine, is powerfully addictive, fatal even in tiny amounts, and has become a huge part of America ’s opioid crisisFentanyl is starting to hit the headlines in the UK. The drug is not so well-known this side of the Atlantic but, ifexperiences in America are anything to go by, that will change. Sadly, fentanyl is a problem that is unlikely to be going away.Fentanyl is a powerful pain-relieving drug, 50 times more potent than morphine, and was originally synthesised by Belgian chemist Paul Jannsen. The drug has medical applications, for example, in anaesthes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Drugs Chemistry Science Drug resistance Health Society Source Type: news

Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial
This study adds to the growing body of evidence that demonstrates a potential reduction in post-operative wound complications in a variety of surgical incisions,” chief medical officer Dr. Ron Silverman said in a press release. In May, Acelity said it launched its Prevena Duo incision management system in the US. The Prevena Duo is a single use negative pressure wound therapy system specifically designed for the simultaneous management of 2 closed surgical incisions, the company said. The post Acelity touts lowered complications, narcotic use in Prevena NPWT cesarean trial appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Surgical Wound Care Acelity Source Type: news

What Are the Side Effects of Avinza for Back Pain?
Title: What Are the Side Effects of Avinza for Back Pain?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Fentanyl concern may demonise a vital drug | Letters
Dozens of UK drug deaths have been linked to the opioid fentanyl, but, when used legally, it can be a useful weapon in the fight against acute pain, sayMargaret GibbsandConrad HodgkinsonPlease be mindful of your potential to frighten people unnecessarily (Report, 1 August). Fentanyl is indeed between 100 and 150 times as potent as morphine but when used in the microgram doses available in commercial products it is as safe as any other strong opioid for the management of severe pain whether post-operative, chronic or towards the end of life. Clearly lacing street drugs with this molecule is highly dangerous but a broad-brus...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Drugs Science Society UK news Source Type: news

August 1, 2017: Radford Nurse Who Tampered with Liquid Morphine Intended for Nursing Home Patients Sentenced in Federal Court
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

After surgery, more than two-thirds of patients wind up with leftover prescription opioids, study finds
America ’s opioid crisis is fueled by prescription painkillers. Medications such as oxycodone, fentanyl and morphine wereresponsible for nearly half of the 33,000 overdose deaths recorded in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.How did Americans get their hands on... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Doctors are prescribing DEADLY fentanyl for cash and lavish dinners, reveals report
(Natural News) An opioid that is 50 times stronger than pure heroin (and 100 times more potent than morphine) is being over-prescribed by physicians nationwide as the delineation between medical ethics and personal gain fades even further. Fentanyl, a powerful prescription pain medication, is an entirely synthetic opioid initially meant to ease cancer patients to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

Intrathecal Morphine in Spine Surgery Intrathecal Morphine in Spine Surgery
Is intrathecal morphine an effective choice for pain control after spine surgery?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Hazmat Crews Respond To Lawrence Apartment After Fatal Overdoses
LAWRENCE (CBS) — A mixture of cocaine and fentanyl is to blame for two deadly overdoses that prompted a hazmat response Monday morning. Lawrence and Massachusetts State Police rushed to a Garden Street apartment just before six a.m. after a man called to say he may have ingested some sort of dangerous substance. Police entered the apartment to find two men dead. A third, the man who called 911, was taken to Lawrence General Hospital. His condition is not yet known. State and Lawrence Police respond to a double fatal overdose on Garden Street. (WBZ-TV) The survivor told police that he had suffered nerve damage, and ha...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Carfentanil David Robichaud Lawrence Lawrence Police Massachusetts State Police opioid crisis overdose Source Type: news

Carfentanil May Have Played Part In Lawrence Double Fatal Overdose
LAWRENCE (CBS) — The highly-potent narcotic carfentanil may be to blame for two deadly overdoses that prompted a hazmat response Monday morning. Lawrence and Massachusetts State Police rushed to a Garden Street apartment just before six a.m. after a man called to say he may have ingested some sort of dangerous substance. Police entered the apartment to find two men dead. A third, the man who called 911, was taken to Lawrence General Hospital. His condition is not yet known. State and Lawrence Police respond to a double fatal overdose on Garden Street. (WBZ-TV) The survivor told police that he had suffered nerve damag...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Carfentanil David Robichaud Lawrence Lawrence Police Massachusetts State Police opioid crisis overdose Source Type: news

Mom warns of "Pink" drug that killed her son
The drug is "anywhere between 7 to 8 times more potent than morphine," experts say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nerve Blockade vs. Intrathecal Morphine for TKA Nerve Blockade vs. Intrathecal Morphine for TKA
For patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, which provides better analgesia and control of post-op bleeding: intrathecal morphine or a continuous femoral plus single-shot sciatic nerve block?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The transcription factor C/EBP{beta} in the dorsal root ganglion contributes to peripheral nerve trauma-induced nociceptive hypersensitivity
We report that peripheral nerve trauma caused by chronic constriction injury (CCI) increased the abundance of the transcription factor C/EBPβ (CCAAT/enhancer binding protein β) in the DRG. Blocking this increase mitigated the development and maintenance of CCI-induced mechanical, thermal, and cold pain hypersensitivities without affecting basal responses to acute pain and locomotor activity. Conversely, mimicking this increase produced hypersensitivity to mechanical, thermal, or cold pain. In the ipsilateral DRG, C/EBPβ promoted a decrease in the abundance of the voltage-gated potassium channel subunit Kv1.2...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - July 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Li, Z., Mao, Y., Liang, L., Wu, S., Yuan, J., Mo, K., Cai, W., Mao, Q., Cao, J., Bekker, A., Zhang, W., Tao, Y.-X. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Confirmation of recent heroin abuse: accepting the challenge - Maas A, Madea B, Hess C.
Confirmation or exclusion of recent heroin consumption is still one of the major challenges for forensic and clinical toxicologists. A great variety of biomarkers is available for heroin abuse confirmation, including various opium alkaloids (e.g. morphine,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Heroin in Malaysia and Singapore - Sulaiman M, Kunalan V, Whei AYT, Lee WLJ, Yee JNJ, Xiong SLW, Bian CK.
Heroin clandestine laboratories have been a feature of the Malaysian illicit drug scene soon after the abuse of heroin emerged in 1972. The first few heroin clandestine laboratories which synthesised heroin via the acetylation of imported morphine were unc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"Vampire addicts" are now injecting themselves with HUMAN BLOOD mixed with morphine
(Natural News) In the latest bit of evidence that people will never run out of creative ways to jeopardize their health, Pennsylvania police apprehended a man who was carrying a vial of blood that contained 13 different drugs that was prepared for injection. This incident points to the growth of a risky new trend in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer pain
This Cochrane Review finds very low quality data suggesting tramadol produced pain relief in some adults with pain due to cancer and is not as effective as morphine. There is no evidence for children. The place of tramadol in managing cancer pain and its role as step 2 of the WHO analgesic ladder is unclear. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Crisis: Analgesic Mechanisms of Mu Opiate Drugs (Heroin, Vicodin, Morphine)
U.S. Department of Justice. 04/18/2017 This 31-minute video is a presentation from the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, held on April 17-20, 2017. The speaker provides background and understanding of the opioid crisis, and the increase in opioid use, overdoses, and deaths. She also describes the National Institutes of Health Opioid Research Initiative. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

“Big Reflection” Needed on Opioid Crisis
Intravenous drug users in Pakistan. Credit: Fahim Siddiqi/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 22 2017 (IPS)Opioids are among the most devastating drugs and are creating a crisis of epidemic proportions, said the UN drug agency. In its annual World Drug Report, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) found concerning trends in drug use around the world.In 2015, an estimated quarter of a billion people used drugs at least once. Of these, almost 30 million suffered from drug use disorders including dependence. UNODC found that opioids were the most harmful drug type, accounting for 70 percent of negative health im...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Crime & Justice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights North America TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Powerful new opioids, overdose deaths worry EU drug agency
The European Union's drug agency says potent new synthetic opioids that mimic the effects of heroin and morphine are a growing health threat in the bloc (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MS-Contin (Morphine Sulfate Controlled-Release) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 31, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Intrathecal vs IV Morphine in Posterior Lumbar Fusion Intrathecal vs IV Morphine in Posterior Lumbar Fusion
How do these two routes of morphine administration compare in terms of safety and efficacy?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news