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Researchers at the University of Calgary have discovered the unique genes that allow the opium poppy to make codeine and morphine, thus opening doors to alternate methods of producing these effective painkillers either by manufacturing them in a lab or controlling the production of these compounds in the plant.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionorica, the world's leading maker of clinically-proven natural remedies, today released a new educational resource for parents interested in natural health products for their families.
Four Companies Required to Stop Making and Distributing Illegal Opioid Pain Relievers SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today warned four companies that they must stop marketing unapproved codeine sulfate tablets.
Children treated for arm fractures with ibuprofen had their pain reduced just as effectively as a combination of acetaminophen and codeine (Tylenol 3), with fewer adverse effects, in a randomized, double-blind trial.
A doctor in Canada warns the use of codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could prove fatal for some children. Dr. Gideon Koren of the University of Western Ontario investigated the death of a 2-year-old boy following a tonsillectomy.
Ibuprofen is as effective as acetaminophen with codeine to treat pain in children with arm fractures and young patients prefer it, U.S.
Children with arm fractures fared as well with ibuprofen to control their pain as acetaminophen with codeine, according to a new study by researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Children's Research Institute.
Children suffering from a broken arm are surprisingly helped more by over-the-counter painkillers than with dangerously strong prescription drugs.
Some 12 percent of U.S. high school seniors say they have taken opioid drugs without a prescription for pain, relaxation or to get high, researchers said.
Those who use codeine have a higher risk of being involved in a traffic accident with personal injury than non-codeine users, Norwegian researchers said. Codeine and tramadol are painkillers in the opiate group, used to alleviate mild to moderate pain.
Papaver glaucum, otherwise known as the Turkish tulip or Turkish red poppy, is a poppy plant that grows in the region of Anatolia. It is from the family Papaveraceae. P. glaucum can grow to a height of 35 inches. This poppy can withstand the most difficult climates, including the droughts of the dry Middle East. The flowers of the poppy are a vibrant rich red, with notable black spots in the center. The petals are thin, and may appear and feel crispy or brittle. When blooming, the flowers...