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5 hrs ago | Vanguard

Why people should have a choice on when and how to die by Archbishop

F or centuries the Church has upheld the sanctity of life. Here, in this astonishing but deeply considered change of heart, a brilliant former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey explains why he now supports helping some terminally ill patients to die.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Las Vegas Sun

Photo: Linda Rolain was given another dose of morphine fo

Linda Rolain was given another dose of morphine for the extreme pain she was feeling just days before she passed away following brain surgery in May on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Northern Echo

Paramedics used out-of-date morphine to give pain relief

THE North East Ambulance Service has reported itself to the Care Quality Commission after discovering its paramedics had given patients 75 doses of out-of-date drugs, including morphine.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

BioSpace

Egalet To Host Conference Call And Webcast To Discuss Second Quarter...

The live webcast and a replay may be accessed by visiting Egalet's website . Please connect to the Company's website a few minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain

Mon Jul 28, 2014

San Francisco Bay View

Medical 'care' at Soledad is degrading a and lethal

The people who are housed in this institution, Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, Calif., are having a lot of issues with medical.

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Related Topix: Soledad, CA, State Prisons, Salinas Valley State Prison, Prison, Medicine, Methadone

Seeking Alpha

Zalviso: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of The FDA's Complete Response Letter

Many of the concerns from the CRL were submitted as amendments which the FDA acknowledged they had not reviewed yet.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Food and Drug Administration

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Cleveland.com

Ohio's execution drugs are commonly used in everyday medical procedures

If you've ever gone in for surgery or had a colonoscopy, there's a good chance you've taken at least one of the two drugs Ohio uses to execute criminals.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Medicine, Dilaudid, Hydromorphone (generic)

PhysOrg Weblog

Race affects opioid selection for cancer pain

Racial disparities exist in the type of opioid prescribed for cancer pain, according to a study published online July 21 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology .

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Molecular Pain

Exploring pharmacological activities and signaling of morphinans...

Opioid analgesics are the most effective drugs for the treatment of moderate to severe pain.

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

KDWN

FDA approves new painkiller from OxyContin maker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new combination pain pill from the maker of OxyContin that is designed to discourage abuse by painkiller addicts.

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Related Topix: Medicine, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Methadone, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

OregonLive.com

Medical marijuana in Oregon: Benton Mackenzie, Iowa man convicted of marijuana crimes, in Portland for pot to treat cancer

A skycap pushed Benton Mackenzie's wheelchair through the crowd of travelers at Portland International Airport, some glad to escape Portland on a rainy summer day and others just happy to be back home.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Portland, OR, Medicine, Terry Branstad, US Governors

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Free Republic

Dying Vets in New York VA Denied Painkillers – Given Salt Water Instead

It's a sad day to see a senior veteran dying, but helping them leave this life without pain or hardship is a must.

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WAVY-TV Portsmouth

VA makes changes to prescription pain killer policy

The Veterans Administration has a new policy designed to reduce dependency on pain killers such as morphine and oxycodone.

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

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Medical News Today

Naloxegol being tested to counteract constipation caused by opioid painkillers

Opioids - strong morphine-based painkillers - are widely prescribed to patients experiencing chronic severe pain.

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The Citizens' Voice

Heroin cocktails a deadly mix

MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Luzerne County Coroner Bill Lisman said toxicology reports for all 11 heroin/morphine-related overdose deaths last year came back showing sometimes seven or eight other drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Drink, Cocktails, Medicine, Luzerne County, PA, Pharmacology, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

KFVS12

Coroner: 2 recent deaths drug-related accidents

Stephen Nonn says 40-year-old Cleophus Richardson died in May after being found unresponsive in his Wood River home.

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

jdsupra.com

Has Codeine Harmed Your Child?

In August 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a boxed warning - its strongest - to alert doctors and parents about the risks of administering codeine to children post-surgery.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The York Daily Record

Legal but dangerous: Locals work to curb prescription drug abuse

Phil Bauer poses for a portrait on June 27 at his West Manchester Township home in front of photos of his son, Mark Bauer, who died in 2004 from a prescription drug overdose.

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

WTVR Richmond

Chesterfield woman bitten by copperhead still recovers 30 days later

Poisonous snakes tend to hide in places like bushes and weeds. Experts say they're not aggressive and will run away from you.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Virginia

Stourbridgenews.co.uk

Toxic effects of medication led to death of Kingswinford man, inquest told

A KINGSWINFORD father's death was caused by the combined effects of medication he was taking for severe back pain, an inquest heard.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Pain, Elavil, Endep, Amitriptyline (generic), Nortriptyline (generic), Pamelor

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