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The risk of being involved in a traffic accident with personal injury is significantly higher among codeine users than non-users. However, sporadic or moderate use of codeine alone does not carry an increased risk, according to a newly published study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
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Opiates such as morphine and codeine are the primary prescription medication for pain relief, but just how well these drugs work varies significantly from patient to patient. And no one really knows why.
Health Canada is advising nursing mothers about a very rare, but serious health risk to breastfed babies if nursing mothers use codeine. Health officials say codeine is converted by the body into morphine and some people convert codeine into morphine more rapidly and completely than others.
Codeine used in some medications can have harmful effects for infants when ingested by some breastfeeding mothers, Canadian researchers said.
Using pain treatments which contain codeine may be risky for some breastfeeding mothers, according to researchers at the University of Western Ontario, and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto.
Caltech researchers have developed a novel way to churn out large quantities of drugs, including anti-plaque toothpaste additives, antibiotics, nicotine, and even morphine, using mini "biofactories" in yeast.
By Bridget Flynn, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill. Jun. 29--BLOOMINGTON -- Getting all drugs out of the drinking water was the goal Saturday of the Pontiac Prescription Drug Disposal (P2D2) Green Day at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
GULFPORT, Miss. _ A federal magistrate has denied bond again for a doctor and pharmacist whose support group is so strong that friends had offered to mortgage their homes to raise bail money. And in the doctor's case, a half-dozen people were willing to take her place in jail pending trial Aug. 18.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that women who take codeine while nursing put their infants at risk of morphine overdose. The risk occurs when the mother is an ultra-rapid metabolizer of codeine, the FDA said Friday in a release.
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