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Bioengineers Close To Creating Painkillers Without Using Opium From Poppies
2014-08-27 03:56:55

By Tom Abate, Stanford School of Engineering A decade-long effort in genetic engineering is close to creating yeast that makes palliative medicines in stainless steel vats. For centuries poppy plants have been grown to provide opium, the compound from which morphine and other important medicines such as oxycodone are derived. Now bioengineers at Stanford have hacked the DNA of yeast, reprograming these simple cells to make opioid-based medicines via a sophisticated extension of the...

Codeine Prescriptions To Children In The ER Continue Despite Dangers
2014-04-21 10:36:30

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Codeine, or 3-methylmorphine, is an opioid that is used to treat mild to moderate pain and to suppress cough. While it is widely prescribed to adults, it is of great concern that US emergency rooms continue to prescribe it to children, despite its potentially harmful effects. A report published in the May issue of the journal Pediatrics, offers some solutions to this dangerous practice. Solutions include provider prescription...

2014-04-16 23:16:46

Passages Malibu issues statement on the ongoing problem with prescription opioids in the US. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 A three-year study of prescription painkillers published March 3rd in the JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that individuals with the highest risk for overdose obtain medication from a doctor’s prescription. The use of opioid painkillers for non-medical reasons has grown substantially over the last decade. Some of the prescription opioids that are misused include...

2014-01-15 23:25:20

Narconon Freedom Center Michigan tells parents about the January 2014 new drug trends and what to look for. Albion, MI (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Narconon Freedom Center reports on the January 2014 new drug trends as part of their continuing drug education campaign to parents and the loved ones of those struggling with addiction. New drugs and drug use trends often burst on the scene rapidly and January 2014 is seeing drug abuse of “Krokodil”, “N-Bomb”, Cough Syrup containing...

2013-11-05 11:47:41

Researchers at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis say one way to gauge the extent of prescription opioid pain reliever abuse in any Indiana county is to count the number of health care providers, particularly dentists and pharmacists. In a study of opioid use and abuse, the researchers said they found that access to health care increases the availability of prescription opioids, which, in turn, is associated with higher rates of opioid abuse and associated consequences....

Researchers Discover Metabolic Enzymes With 'Widespread Roles' In Opium Poppy
2013-10-04 10:38:30

University of Calgary Discovery could lead to better production of valuable painkilling drugs from plants and microorganisms University of Calgary scientists have discovered metabolic enzymes in the opium poppy that play "widespread roles" in enabling the plant to make painkilling morphine and codeine, and other important compounds. The discovery, by university researcher Peter Facchini and PhD student Scott Farrow, includes the first biochemical reaction of its kind ever reported in...

2013-10-02 14:08:11

Findings likely to improve how patients are prescribed one in four clinically used drugs The discovery of genetic differences affecting up to a third of the population could take the guesswork out of prescribing the correct dose of 25 percent of drugs currently on the market, researchers say. The scientists found two genetic variants that alter the activity level of an enzyme responsible for processing, or metabolizing, drugs ranging from the painkiller codeine to the breast cancer drug...

Over-The-Counter Painkillers Just As Effective As Prescription Drugs For Tonsillectomy Pain
2013-10-02 07:14:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After having your tonsils removed, traditional wisdom says you should eat all the ice cream you want and take a prescription pain killer. A new study from the Henry Ford Hospital, however, reveals how an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective. The study, presented at the 2013 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) annual meeting in Vancouver, BC, shows over-the-counter ibuprofen manages...

2013-10-01 23:02:30

You may be able to eat all of the ice cream you want after having your tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say you don’t necessarily need a prescription to reduce post-operative pain – an over-the-counter pain reliever is just as effective. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 You may be able to eat all of the ice cream you want after having your tonsils removed, but researchers at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit say you don’t necessarily need a...

2013-10-01 23:01:35

Addictive, homemade drug used extensively in Russia creates physical destruction and leads to death faster than any other illicit drug. (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 'Krokodil' is a new drug on the illicit market, homemade from codeine pills and a variety of household chemicals: iodine, gasoline, paint thinner or alcohol. In Russia, it has been known as a killer drug for several years. But it is suspected of just having made its first appearance in Arizona....


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