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A whisker from death: Woman slipping into coma was saved by her pet ...
A whisker from death: Woman slipping into coma was saved by her pet cat after it tapped on the window to get neighbours' attention A cat is up for a top moggy award after tapping on a next-door neighbour's window to get their attention after his owner collapsed at home.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Why I've changed my mind on assisted dying
'For the sake of those suffering at the point of death, we must not waste this opportunity to change the current law that has let so many people down so badly' Anyone who has had to watch a loved one go through the final agonies of a painful terminal illness is bound to ask deep philosophical questions about the nature of life and death.
Prescription pill bottle containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are shown in this June 20, 2012 photo.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Cat Saved My Life: Hero pet taps on neighbour's window after owner collapses
Former nurse Janet Rawlinson, 48, was left in a semi-comatose state for five days after suffering a bad reaction to morphine for her chronic back pain.
Hospital to be investigated over deaths of 100 patients who were injected with morphine
Care minister Norman Lamb said the independent probe will look at the deaths of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1988 and 2000 Care minister Norman Lamb said the independent probe will look at the deaths of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1988 and 2000.
EVZIO now available in the U.S.
Richmond-based Kaleo announced Tuesday that its handheld auto-injector for opioid overdoses is now available.
Courthouse News Service
Patients Say Nurse Stole Their Drugs
A hospital nurse stole patients' morphine, leaving them to suffer post-surgical pain, three patients claim in a class action in Indiana state court.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
Desomorphine or dihydrodesoxymorphine is an opioid, like morphine or heroin. That means it is a powerful painkiller, but like morphine and heroin it is also highly addictive.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
New Market Report: Global Analgesic Infusion Pumps Market 2014-2018
Analgesic infusion pumps are devices used for pain management that deliver analgesic drugs into a patient's body.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
The Daily Caller
Nurse: VA Medical Staff Stole Morphine From Dying Patients
Vials of morphine were systemically stolen from a VA Medical Center and replaced with water and saline so that dying veterans got the wrong treatments, a longtime VA nurse told The Daily Caller.
The Globe and Mail
Opioid use increases after oxycodone crackdown
Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are shown in this June 20, 2012 photo.
Get Marty: Veteran's Medication Lost In The Mail
Everyday Fazio takes little purple and white morphine pills to dull the pain. Without the pills, he says the pain is unbearable.
UPDATE 1-BioDelivery, Endo painkiller effective in study
Endo International Plc and BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said their experimental pain drug was found effective in a second late-stage trial.
International Business Times
Australia Tops UN 2014 World Report for Illicit Drug Use; Ecstasy Top Drug for Aussies
' list of nations with the highest number of recreational drug use. Recent figures from the UN's 2014 World Drug Report revealed Powdered heroin is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
Sun Jul 06, 2014
Deaths from opioid overdoses have risen dramatically, Ontario study finds
The rate of fatal overdoses from opioids such as oxycodone and morphine has soared over the last 20 years as prescriptions for the addictive and highly potent painkillers have continued to rise, an Ontario study has found.
Total knee replacements: A race to the bottom
A total knee replacement is a very common operation and more than 700,000 of them are performed each year in the United States.
Medical cannabis on WA Labor agenda
Legalising medicinal marijuana is a controversial proposal but is the right thing to do, West Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan says.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
United States of PAIN? 259 million painkiller prescriptions written every year in the USA
A recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that the overprescription of narcotic painkillers is still a major problem in the United States.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Pain response of resistance training of the paravertebral musculature ...
To compare pain response outcomes for patients with spinal bone metastases treated with resistance training of the spinal musculature versus passive physical therapy during radiotherapy .
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Synthetic cannabis for pain relief, court told
A Palmerston North man caught with synthetic cannabis after it was banned says the drug was a better pain reliever than morphine or tramadol.