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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.
SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

SLU researcher seeks to find solutions for 'chemo brain' symptoms and side effects of opioids

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Researchers awarded grant to advance testing of experimental heroin vaccine

Ketamine can be considered as alternative to opioids for short-term pain control in ED

Ketamine can be considered as alternative to opioids for short-term pain control in ED

Congress targets misuse of hospice drugs

Congress targets misuse of hospice drugs

Muscle relaxants used during general anesthesia can increase risk of pulmonary complications

Muscle relaxants used during general anesthesia can increase risk of pulmonary complications

Researchers take major step forward in finding safe and non-addictive pain killer

Researchers take major step forward in finding safe and non-addictive pain killer

Study may fuel need for effective drug testing in hospital emergency departments

Study may fuel need for effective drug testing in hospital emergency departments

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Unique pain program helps surgical patients wean off opioids safely and effectively

Illicit drug use is higher during celebratory events, may be worse than previously thought

Illicit drug use is higher during celebratory events, may be worse than previously thought

Babies dependent on opioids need touch, not tech

Babies dependent on opioids need touch, not tech

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