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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.
Shedding new light on hospice care: No need to wait for the ‘brink of death’

Shedding new light on hospice care: No need to wait for the ‘brink of death’

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

Dying at home in an opioid crisis: Hospices grapple with stolen meds

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

Discovery of new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope for new treatments

Discovery of new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope for new treatments

Drug overdose deaths on the rise in Ohio

Drug overdose deaths on the rise in Ohio

Study shows advantages of alternative pain relief option during knee replacement surgery

Study shows advantages of alternative pain relief option during knee replacement surgery

Illegal diversion of opioids linked to cluster outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteria

Illegal diversion of opioids linked to cluster outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteria

Opioid prescribing practices update from CDC

Opioid prescribing practices update from CDC

Managing stress, improving pain coping strategies may minimize need for opioids after surgery

Managing stress, improving pain coping strategies may minimize need for opioids after surgery

Neonatal inflammatory pain may contribute to increased food consumption, obesity in females

Neonatal inflammatory pain may contribute to increased food consumption, obesity in females

Scientists develop new class of pain medication without dangerous side effects

Scientists develop new class of pain medication without dangerous side effects

Study finds link between new opioid use and increased risk of cardiac death in older adults with COPD

Study finds link between new opioid use and increased risk of cardiac death in older adults with COPD

Study shows acupuncture as viable alternative to pain-relieving drugs in emergency departments

Study shows acupuncture as viable alternative to pain-relieving drugs in emergency departments

Fatal overdose risk increases with daily opioid use among Medicaid patients, study finds

Fatal overdose risk increases with daily opioid use among Medicaid patients, study finds

Fake contaminant opioids found in prescription pills leading to fatal overdoses in Georgia

Fake contaminant opioids found in prescription pills leading to fatal overdoses in Georgia

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Heroin use in the U.S. estimated to cost society more than $51 billion

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds opioid dependence and overdose rates after urologic surgery

Study finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdose

Study finds depression and SUD to be strongest risk factors for prescription opioid overdose

Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain

Researchers design first light-activated drug for treatment of pain

Six important things to know about opioid crisis

Six important things to know about opioid crisis