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3 hrs ago |

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.


Related Topix: Medicine

8 hrs ago | Virginia Business

EVZIO now available in the U.S.

Richmond-based Kaleo announced Tuesday that its handheld auto-injector for opioid overdoses is now available.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic), Percocet, Acetaminophen/Oxycodone (generic), Drugs

11 hrs ago | 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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Chemistry World


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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Chemistry, Science

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), Heart Attack, Xylocaine, Lidocaine (generic)

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Albany, NY, US News, Conservative Political News

The Globe and Mail

Opioid use increases after oxycodone crackdown

Prescription pills containing oxycodone and acetaminophen are shown in this June 20, 2012 photo.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Tylenol, Tempra, Acetaminophen (generic), Drugs, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

CBS Local

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.


Related Topix: Medicine


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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain, Chronic Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic)

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.


Related Topix: Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration, Marijuana, Medicine, Health, Pain

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Western Star

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Health, Pain

Kevin, M.D.

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.


Related Topix: Knee Replacement, Medicine, Health, Surgery, Pain, Anesthesiology, Medicare


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.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Medicine, Health, Pain

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.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Control Group, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Drugs

Fri Jul 04, 2014

BioMed Central

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 .


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Manawatu Standard

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.


Related Topix: New Zealand, World News, Medicine, Ultram, Tramadol (generic)

Kevin, M.D.

Navigating the prescription drug abuse epidemic

Over the past few months, more attention has been paid to the prescription drug epidemic, with increasing rates of accidental deaths noted across the country.


Related Topix: Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Pain, Pharmacology


Miracles at The Med

They come from quiet rural towns and turbulent city streets. They're injured by hurtling cars, heavy machinery, flying bullets.


Related Topix: Mississippi, Medicine

Medical News Today

Specific gene variants may lead to increased pain sensation after common childhood surgery

In the first genome-wide analysis of postsurgical pain in children, pediatric researchers identified variations in genes that affect a child's need for pain-control drugs.


Related Topix: Health, Pain, Genetics, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

CBC News

Rash of fatal overdoses in Montreal could be linked to fentanyl

A rash of opiate overdoses in Montreal has doctors, community workers, public health officials and drug users all very concerned about the possibility heroin is being cut with other, more powerful substances.


Related Topix: Medicine, Duragesic, Fentanyl (generic), Drugs, Chronic Pain, Health, Pain