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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 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

How venom from marine cone snails can be used in pain therapy

How venom from marine cone snails can be used in pain therapy

Increasing anti-tumor activity of compound extracted from an Amazon plant

Increasing anti-tumor activity of compound extracted from an Amazon plant

State-mandated policy reduces opioid prescribing without impacting patient satisfaction, pain control

State-mandated policy reduces opioid prescribing without impacting patient satisfaction, pain control

Researchers are confronting opioid epidemic in multiple ways

Researchers are confronting opioid epidemic in multiple ways

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows

Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction

Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can relieve symptoms and side-effects of radiotherapy

Changes to state law reduce new opioid prescriptions by 22% in Penn Medicine’s New Jersey practices

Changes to state law reduce new opioid prescriptions by 22% in Penn Medicine’s New Jersey practices

Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain

Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain

Innovative study aims to improve care for patients using opioids for long-term pain

Innovative study aims to improve care for patients using opioids for long-term pain

UC Davis engineers develop new test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath

UC Davis engineers develop new test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath

Study examines daily distribution of drugs at major U.S. children's hospital

Study examines daily distribution of drugs at major U.S. children's hospital

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients

Accelerating drug discovery process to help patients