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A mounting number of opioid addicts are encountering a deadlier and deadlier supply of drugs. The (more…)

Opioid Crisis Fast Facts – CNN

Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs.

Opioids are drugs formulated to replicate the pain reducing properties of opium. They include both legal painkillers like morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone prescribed by doctors for acute or chronic pain, (more…)

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…)