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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.
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

Emergency medical responders confront racial bias

Emergency medical responders confront racial bias

Researchers discover extent of opioid use and abuse in head and neck cancer patients

Researchers discover extent of opioid use and abuse in head and neck cancer patients

Early physical therapy associated with reduction in opioid use

Early physical therapy associated with reduction in opioid use

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

Fentanyl surpasses heroin in cause of U.S. drug overdose deaths

Study quantifies links between alcohol, drug use and violent deaths

Study quantifies links between alcohol, drug use and violent deaths

Study identifies new potential target for treating major common diseases

Study identifies new potential target for treating major common diseases

Johns Hopkins researchers report challenges in treating severe crisis pain of sickle cell disease

Johns Hopkins researchers report challenges in treating severe crisis pain of sickle cell disease

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