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Sea Snail Venom Paves Way for Potent New Painkiller

...c pains in individuals that no longer responded to morphine therapy. The treatment is expected to block the ... of pain. Prialt is 1,000 times more potent than morphine but, unlike that drug, is not addictive. The treatment based on synthetic venom will not be admini...

Pain Doctor in Virginia Sentenced to Five Years Imprisonment

...n McLean for prescriptions for painkillers such as morphine and OxyContin. Brinkema said she had read news accounts of the first trial and had seen some of the massive prescriptions Hurwitz had given out, including one patient who was given 1,600 pills a day. "The amount of drugs Dr. Hurwitz prescribed stru...

How Morphine Affects Memory

...addiction therapy. To understand the effects of morphine on the brain, researchers demonstrated the ability of morphine to impede the brain’s capacity to energize the inhibitory synapse connections. During trials conduct...

Addictive Drugs Harms the Brain

A new landmark study on the effects of the morphine drug shows that the even after the residue had// w...ntrol the sensation of craving. A single dose of morphine injected into the rat was still low on inhibition even after the drug had left their system. The res...

A New Pain Killer With Less Side Effects

...n) viewpoints. "Clearly there is a place for new morphine like drugs without these side effects and the University of Leicester Anaesthesia Division has been at the forefront of such preclinical research." Since appointment in 1991 as a lecturer Professor Lambert has been working on opioids and opioid rec...

Using Morphine to Hasten Death Is a Myth, Says Doctor

Using morphine to end a person’s life is a myth, argues a senior ...l hasten her death. Mrs Taylor’s request to use morphine to make her unconscious under the principle of double effect is a puzzling choice, writes Claud Regn...

A New Approach to Manage Opiate Addiction

... the researchers gave the mice increasing doses of morphine and then stopped morphine administration to induce withdrawal symptoms. The researchers found that the CRF1-deficient mice s...

KADIAN Efficacy Not Affected by Alcohol Consumption

...hol with KADIAN? has no significant impact on mean morphine blood levels or the timing of morphine release. The company has provided these data to the FDA and any future labeling implications will ...

Crushing Pills can cause Severe Side effects

... pills can be dangerous especially when drugs like morphine are involved. Methotrexate, when crushed could destroy cells when it comes into contact with the skin. Nifedipine, the slow release angina and blood pressure drug, if crushed, causes dizziness, headaches and an increased risk of stroke or heart attac...

Medical Center Tops 3 Million IV Syringes Using IntelliFill i.v. Robotics

... to produce saline and heparin flush solutions and morphine sulfate doses. All doses produced by IntelliFill i.v. are usable for bedside barcode scanning using Children’s barcode point-of-care (BPOC) system. “Three million syringes prepared with robotic accuracy speaks volumes to Children’s emphasis and com...

Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland on the rise

...hian area.There were 84 deaths involving heroin or morphine in Scotland in 1996. This figure rose to 225 in 2004.The number of amphetamine-related deaths rose from 5 in 1996 to 10 in 2004. People with drink and drugs problems required more effective help and support, said SNP health spokeswoman Shona Robiso...

Painkiller Based on Sea Snail Venom Made Available in Britain

... Prialt is that it is 1,000 times more potent than morphine but not addictive like morphine. It is mainly aimed at people suffering from severe, chronic pain who are usually treated with morphine. The drug is administered by injection into the fluid around the spine. It has become the first non-opioid paink...

Transporter offers reliable clues for safer pain medicine

...ng childbirth. Many potent pain killers, such as morphine and codeine, override this natural pain control system by directly activating opioid peptide receptors. While pain control is effective, it comes at a price: potential addiction, immune suppression and constipation. Now researchers want to know whe...

Study Advocates Use Of Oral Painkillers After Cesarean Section

...s and hospitals," the researchers write. Currently morphine infusions are preferred, but these have a lost of ...aximum of 12 tablets, while the other group was on morphine for 12 hours after which they received oral analgesia. Researchers found that patients on oral analg...

Gender Difference In Pain Experience Explained By Brain Diversity

... results of the study provide important clues that morphine could be used differently in men and women to achieve maximum pain relief. Pain is one of the most common reasons for patients to consult their physicians. Pain management, both acute and chronic has become one of the utmost priorities in the healt...

Rise in Deaths Rates Due To MRSA

... more than 150. It entirely made up of heroine and morphine overdoses, though deaths relating to cocaine and ecstasy also increased slightly. About 2,000 deaths were linked to the soaring temperatures across England and Wales in August 2003.The rate of pregnancies among girls less than 16 years reduced by ...

Adult and Children Have Varied Drug Metabolism

...s had not been tested on infants. Some of them are morphine and many anti-epileptic agents. Hence in conclusion more number of studies has to be directed in the better understanding of the drug metabolism in children....

Relieving the Pain of Infants

...infants while giving needle pokes. They found that morphine and the skin anesthetic tetracaine worked best. “Babies respond to pain the same way that adults do and children do. Their heart rate goes up and their blood pressure goes up," Taddio said. “And also, they have expressions of pain, so facial expressi...

Drug deaths in King County continue to go up

...e chief medical examiner of King County. Cocaine, morphine and alcohol were the leading killers, claiming 93, 80 and 72 lives respectively. For the first time, the report detailed deaths caused by an overdose of methadone, methamphetamine or oxycodone (OxyContin, a powerful prescription pain medication, is ...

British Doctor cleared of murder

...secution had claimed that Dr Martin had given them morphine overdoses because he felt it was their time to die...s told that he injected the men with 60mg doses of morphine - between six and 12 times the recommended ose....

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