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  • Ibuprofen
    Ibuprofen the better painkiller for kids with fractures
    New research suggests that ibuprofen is a better choice of pain reliever for kids with broken bones than oral morphine. In a study published in the Oct. 27 Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), investigators found that while morphine and...
  • Vicki Price
    AG: Long Island nurse gave patient morphine instead of muscle relaxant
    A licensed practical nurse from Freeport was criminally charged Wednesday for allegedly giving a patient at an Island Park nursing facility morphine instead of a prescribed muscle relaxant and is also accused of falsifying paperwork about the...
  • Examination
    Codeine prescribed for kids despite warnings
    A new report by researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) Benioff Children’s Hospital raises red flags about the use of codeine as a pain killer and cough suppressant in children. Published in the April 21 online...
  • BURLINGTON, VT - FEBRUARY 05, 2014
    'We don't think we need new opioids': An exclusive interview with Andrew Kolodny
    UPDATE (4/22/14): The Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously (14-0) to recommend against approval of Moxduo IR.* * *The Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee of the FDA will meet on April 22...
  • MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 14, 2011
    FDA to consider morphine-oxycodone combo pill
    UPDATE (4/22/14): The Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee voted unanimously (14-0) to recommend against approval of Moxduo IR.* * *Government health officials' concerns about acetaminophen-related liver damage have opened...
  • Stephanie Greene Prison
    Stephanie Greene prison: Greene gets 20 years for her morphine-laced breast milk
    Stephanie Greene’s prison term was set at 20 years by a South Carolina judge this week. Greene killed her 6-month-old daughter via an overdose in her breast milk, which contained a lethal amount of morphine.According to The Associated Press...
  • Naloxone counters effects of overdoses: Heroin and morphine antagonist
    Naloxone counters effects of overdoses: Heroin and morphine antagonist
    Naloxone also known as Narcan is a medication that can aid in life threatening situations when one overdoses on heroin or morphine. When a person overdoses it affects their central nervous system as well as their respiratory system. When this drug...
  • Milk and Oreo cookies, which may be addictive
    Oreos may be just as addictive as cocaine
    People often joke about being addicted to a high calorie, sugary food product that they know they should not consume too much of. Medical News Today writes that people with an addiction do not have control over what they are doing, taking or using...
  • Oreo addictive
    Oreos addictive? Yep, as much as cocaine and morphine, study says
    Oreos addictive? For sure. But there may be a more scientific reason why we keep going back to the cookie jar for the classic black and white cookie. A new study shows that Oreos trigger the same physiological response as hard drugs do, at least...
  • Oreos addictive: Worse than cocaine and morphine and maybe worse for society
    Oreos addictive: Worse than cocaine and morphine, and maybe worse for society
    Oreos seem to be as addictive, perhaps even more so, than drugs such as cocaine and morphine. A study conducted by a student and professor at Connecticut College was just completed in an attempt to prove the potential addiction qualities found in...
  • Two Jennings County residents arrested in drug bust.
    Two North Vernon residents arrested in drug bust
    A 10-month drug investigation in Jennings County was wrapped up Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, with two last arrests, according to White River News.Terry Knight, 57, and Debbie Knight, 48, both of North Vernon, were arrested after numerous reports were...
  • RTX Chronic Pain Treatment
    RTX: New drug could replace morphine, end chronic pain
    Could a toxin from a cactus-like plant not only replace morphine, but potentially end chronic pain treatment as we know it? A group of researchers think so.The researchers say that a single injection of a drug called resiniferatoxin. made from a...
  • Codeine
    FDA warns against giving kids codeine after tonsillectomy
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its strongest possible warning to physicians advising against the use of codeine as a pain killer for children following surgery to remove their tonsils, adenoids or both.In a Feb. 20 alert -- a...
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    FDA warns that post-surgery codeine may put children at risk
    Commonly given for pain relief following surgery to remove tonsils or adenoids, codeine can produce serious or even fatal side-effects in some children. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the prescription painkiller can be...
  • New study: insights into reducing addictiveness in morphine and other drugs
    New study: insights into reducing addictiveness in morphine and other drugs
    A study, funded by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) and headed by CU-Boulder researchers, has produced a discovery that more than one protein receptor in the central nervous system are involved in the body's response to morphine and...