An experimental drug can cure chronic pain, but without activating the part of the brain that makes the patient dependent or addicted to opioid. A study claimed that AT-121 might help the increasing opioid crisis in the United States.
Medicine September 1, 2018
DEA reduced the amount of opioid pills that may be produced in the country in 2017. Ongoing opioid epidemic and decrease in the prescription of such pills by doctors in recent days are claimed to be the reasons behind the cut in production.
Public Health October 7, 2016
The American Academy of Pediatrics urged parents and doctors to stop giving medications with codeine such as pain relievers and cough syrups to children. What makes codeine dangerous?
Public Health September 22, 2016
The compound PZM21 does not cause side effects associated with use of opioid painkillers. In a study on mice, the drug did not cause respiratory suppression, constipation or addictive behaviors.
Medicine August 17, 2016
Opioids are used to treat and offer relief from chronic pain. However, new research suggests that opioid treatments among lab rats may actually worsen chronic pain.
Medicine May 31, 2016
The Canadian Police has seized 4 kilograms of W-18 powder, a new illicit drug that is 100 times more deadly than fentanyl and 10,000 times more potent that morphine. Health experts warn the general public about the emergence of this new fatal drug.
Life April 21, 2016
The world's first study shows the use of pain medications could provide an alternative treatment for chronic heroin addiction. The finding could benefit people who do not respond to current medications.
Life April 9, 2016
Morphine is an effective painkiller but comes with serious side effects. Researchers developed a new painkiller to address these issues while retaining the pain-relieving effect that the opioid drug has to offer.
Life January 30, 2016
A California-based distributor of Chinese herb medicines is voluntarily recalling all lots of the Licorice Coughing liquid cough syrup as the product contained a morphine ingredient. Anyone who still has the product can contact FDA or the company.
Life January 22, 2016
A new study found that subjects who practiced mindfulness meditation had a 44 percent greater pain relief than placebo. Past research indicated that opioid morphine decreased physical pain by 22 percent - outperformed by meditation in this study.
Life November 14, 2015
Health officials issued a warning against buying anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanas on the streets. The counterfeit versions of the drug have already sent at least three people in California to the hospital.
Life October 24, 2015
Fields of opium poppies may someday be replaced by vats of yeast as a source of painkilling medications, researchers suggest. They've bioengineered yeast to turn sugar into the pain medication hydrocodone in just days, they report.
Life August 13, 2015
People could be possibly start producing morphine on their own now that researchers have identified the gene considered as the missing link in the production of morphine-producing yeast.
Life June 28, 2015
Morphine could be manufactured at home, using ingredients found in commercial brewing kits, researchers warn. Should gentically modified yeast be controlled?
Life May 18, 2015
Morphine may be effective for managing pain but it’s not very safe for children. A study provides an alternative, which is just as effective and less risky to use.
Life January 28, 2015
Medical experts recommend ibuprofen for children suffering from bone fracture. Oral morphine is also effective in releasing pain but it also has side effects.
Life October 28, 2014
A new research has found that one in three American seniors who benefit from the U.S. Medicare program receives painkiller prescription from several healthcare service providers, putting themselves at risk of injury and even death.
Life February 24, 2014