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The FDA has suggested tighter controls on how doctors prescribe common, widely-use narcotic painkillers containing the narcotic hydrocodone.
Individuals seeking relief from cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drugs can get no-cost consultations.
Neuroscientists who fed rats “America’s Favorite Cookie” now say Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine and morphine for the lab animals.
The homemade, flesh-eating heroin knock-off krokodil, which originated in Russia before making its way to the US last month, has reportedly infected multiple people in one Chicago suburb.
New combinations of postoperative pain treatment decreased both pain and the use of narcotic pain relievers.
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.
Papaver somniferum is commonly known as the Opium poppy. This is the species of plant from which opium and poppy seeds are derived. It is the only species of Papaveraceae that is grown on a large scale as an agricultural crop. P. somniferum has many subspecies and varieties. The colors of their flowers are widely varied. Other physical characteristics vary as well, such as the number and shape of petals, number of seeds, flowers and fruits, the color of the seeds, and the amount of opium...
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...
Papaver bracteatum, commonly referred to as the Iranian poppy, is a hardy perennial poppy. It is high in thebaine, which is an opiate that can be converted into codeine. P. bracteatum grows on thick stalks that can grow up to 4 feet. Its flowers are large and deep red, measuring up to 8 inches across. There is a notable black spot located near the base of the petals. The main non-horticultural use of P. bracteatum is the production of thebaine. This substance can be converted to codeine...
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