A comparison of oral controlled-release morphine and oxycodone with transdermal…

Krzysztof Nosek,1 Wojciech Leppert,2,3 Hanna Nosek,4 Jerzy Wordliczek,5 Dariusz Onichimowski6

1Non–public Saint Lazarius Health Care Unit, Biskupiec, 2Chair and Department of Palliative Medicine, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, 3Department of Quality of life Research, Gdańsk Medical University, Gdańsk, 4Department of Paediatrics, Regional Children Specialized Hospital, Olsztyn, 5Department of Interdisciplinary Intensive Care, Jagiellonian University College of Medicine, Kraków, 6Department of Intensive Care, (more…)

Opioid addiction can be overcome through medication – AnnArbor.com

I started taking oxycodone for chronic back pain, but now I’m addicted to it. I’ve heard there may be medications that can help me quit.

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Oxycodone, like morphine, codeine and hydrocodone, is an opioid drug. Opioids are among the most powerful painkillers available. They can also produce a feeling of well-being and euphoria.

Opioids affect the brain by attaching themselves to structures (more…)

2 convicted of selling drugs at Mass. VA hospital – Boston.com

BOSTON—Two military veterans have been convicted of selling drugs to others at a Veterans Administration hospital in Massachusetts.

Federal authorities say 49-year-old Steve Jakaitis of Lowell pleaded guilty Thursday to distribution of buprenorphine and conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, while 53-year-old David Robson of Tewksbury pleaded guilty to distribution and conspiracy to distribute of oxycodone.

Prosecutors say the men sold drugs to undercover agents (more…)