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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.
How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

How rival opioid makers sought to cash in on alarm over oxycontin’s dangers

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Patients with chronic pain feel caught in an opioid-prescribing debate

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Study shows spillover effect of evidence-based opioid prescribing for major procedures

Common opioid-based painkillers increase harmful side effects in people with dementia

Common opioid-based painkillers increase harmful side effects in people with dementia

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

What a U.S.-China trade war could mean for the opioid epidemic

New approach paves way for electrochemical synthesis of opium alkaloids

New approach paves way for electrochemical synthesis of opium alkaloids

Heroin could could help patients with narcolepsy

Heroin could could help patients with narcolepsy

Study provides clues to how cancer cells develop resistance to chemotherapies

Study provides clues to how cancer cells develop resistance to chemotherapies

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

How America got hooked on a deadly drug

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

Research reveals potential new treatment for drug addiction relapse

Single spinal injection reverses chemotherapy-induced pain for months in mice

Single spinal injection reverses chemotherapy-induced pain for months in mice

Early discharge of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome may prolong their treatment, shows study

Early discharge of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome may prolong their treatment, shows study

Walmart announces new regulations for filling opioid prescriptions

Walmart announces new regulations for filling opioid prescriptions

ASA survey: Drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia

ASA survey: Drug shortages impact care for patients undergoing anesthesia

Special recovery program for thoracic surgery patients decreases healthcare costs and opioid use

Special recovery program for thoracic surgery patients decreases healthcare costs and opioid use

New compound could offer pain-relieving properties without risk of addiction

New compound could offer pain-relieving properties without risk of addiction

Hacking 'drug trafficking' system could increase effectiveness of diabetes treatment

Hacking 'drug trafficking' system could increase effectiveness of diabetes treatment

Post-surgical opioids can prolong pain for more than three weeks, study shows

Post-surgical opioids can prolong pain for more than three weeks, study shows

Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages

Safety violations compound pain of painkiller shortages

Old proteins on historical artifacts provide insight into the past

Old proteins on historical artifacts provide insight into the past