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Morphine is an extremely potent opiate analgesic psychoactive drug and is considered to be the prototypical opioid. In clinical medicine, morphine is regarded as the gold standard, or benchmark, of analgesics used to relieve severe or agonizing pain and suffering.
GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

GPs must be better-equipped to tackle chronic opioid use

New quality improvement tool shows signs of improved care of opioid-exposed newborns

New quality improvement tool shows signs of improved care of opioid-exposed newborns

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

FDA grants approval of first generic naloxone nasal spray to treat opioid overdose

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

New series offers global evidence detailing role of surgery in the opioids crisis

Sleep disruption leads to negativity bias, study shows

Sleep disruption leads to negativity bias, study shows

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

People with treatment-resistant depression at higher risk of developing substance use syndrome

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon

Single dose long lasting opioid antidote on the horizon

Researchers describe mathematical model as key to developing effective drugs for brain disorders

Researchers describe mathematical model as key to developing effective drugs for brain disorders

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

US opioid prescriptions drop by a half but it’s not all good news

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Blunting emotional component associated with pain

Minimally invasive procedure helps surgeons to pinpoint epilepsy patients for brain surgery

Minimally invasive procedure helps surgeons to pinpoint epilepsy patients for brain surgery

Researchers find potential new target for chronic pain treatment

Researchers find potential new target for chronic pain treatment

More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids

More states say doctors must offer overdose reversal drug along with opioids

Once-a-day capsule offers new way to reduce symptoms of chronic breathlessness

Once-a-day capsule offers new way to reduce symptoms of chronic breathlessness

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

What ‘dope sick’ really feels like

New research reveals that prescription opioids are used long-term to treat severe osteoarthritis

New research reveals that prescription opioids are used long-term to treat severe osteoarthritis

Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Study takes a step closer to understanding the body's response to opioid painkillers

Keele University researchers receive £2.4 million grant to help reduce overprescribing of opioids

Keele University researchers receive £2.4 million grant to help reduce overprescribing of opioids

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic

Misused veterinary prescriptions could contribute to the ongoing opioid epidemic