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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.
Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats

Opioid dependence produces permanent changes in the brains of rats

Majority of people knowingly use fentanyl, UBC research shows

Majority of people knowingly use fentanyl, UBC research shows

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Patients want a ‘good death’ at home, but hospice care can badly strain families

Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users

Controlled-release opioids may lead to endocarditis in injection drug users

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Most youths do not get timely addiction treatment after opioid overdose

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

Family doctors in rural America tackle crisis of addiction and pain

FDA’s risk-management program to curb improper opioid prescribing may not have been effective

FDA’s risk-management program to curb improper opioid prescribing may not have been effective

Using CRISPR to switch off pain gene becomes a possibility with new study

Using CRISPR to switch off pain gene becomes a possibility with new study

New spatiomolecular map may advance understanding of the brain's decision-making area

New spatiomolecular map may advance understanding of the brain's decision-making area

Promising greater safety, a tiny widget creates chaos for tube feeders

Promising greater safety, a tiny widget creates chaos for tube feeders

Insights from virtual reality experiments could help break the cycle of addiction

Insights from virtual reality experiments could help break the cycle of addiction

Risk of opioid overdose rises after de-addiction treatment completion

Risk of opioid overdose rises after de-addiction treatment completion

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

Researchers uncover the binding mechanism of opioid receptor

Opioid dose tapering rates as much as six times higher than recommended

Opioid dose tapering rates as much as six times higher than recommended

New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders

New tool could help detect smaller concentrations of drug powders

Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

Opioids do not improve quality of life or depression in OA patients

Understanding substantial challenges caused by substance use, misuse and dependence

Understanding substantial challenges caused by substance use, misuse and dependence

Black, Hispanic women experience disparities in pain management in postpartum setting

Black, Hispanic women experience disparities in pain management in postpartum setting

E-learning educates medical students on safely prescribing opioids for chronic pain

E-learning educates medical students on safely prescribing opioids for chronic pain

Electronic prescription accountability program may help track opioid prescriptions

Electronic prescription accountability program may help track opioid prescriptions