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New drug could be safer, non-addictive alternative to morphine

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

A painkiller has been developed that is as strong as morphine but isn't likely to be addictive and with fewer side effects, according to a new study. Opium-based drugs are the leading treatments for severe and chronic pain, but they...

Born addicted to opioids

Health : Macleans: Health

Babies born to opioid-dependent mothers are typically whisked away to intensive care units and given morphine. But an innovative program is seeing shocking results with far simpler treatment The post Born addicted to opioids appeare...

Discovery Of Genes In An Animal Model Of Opiate Addiction May Lead To New Drug Target For Treatment

Health : Medical News Today

Chronic morphine exposure has the opposite effect on the brain compared to cocaine in mice, providing new insight into the basis of opiate addiction, according to Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers. They found that a protein...

Is morphine addictive?

Health / Addiction : AddictionBlog

YES. Morphine is highly addictive. This is even the case when morphine is prescribed by a doctor. We review what morphine is made of and how you get addicted to morphine here.

Drug allows morphine to relieve pain without addiction - health - 14 August 2012 - New Scientist

Academics / Psychology : Psychology of Pain

A potential new treatment to prevent morphine addiction is at hand. Researchers have identified an immune receptor involved in addiction to the drug, and found a way to block this receptor without affecting pain relief. The discover...

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