Tag: Morphine


Surprisingly, opioids may increase risk of chronic pain

April 19, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

After surgery, opioids — such as morphine — are routinely used to manage pain. However, according to a new study, the drugs could actually raise the likelihood of experiencing chronic pain. Opioids are big news. The “opioid epidemic” in the […]


Drug overdose deaths soar nationally but plateau in some Western states

January 8, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The opioid crisis on the East Coast and in the Midwest has fueled a national surge in drug deaths, even as fatal overdoses have decreased or remained stable in parts of the West, new federal data show. Deaths from opiates, […]


Study highlights need to focus on all opioid prescribers to curb epidemic

November 29, 2017

Via: The Medical News

A cross-section of opioid prescribers that typically do not prescribe large volumes of opioids, including primary care physicians, surgeons and non-physician health care providers, frequently prescribe opioids to high-risk patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Johns […]