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Why Opioids Can Stop Working

Medical Discovery News | Posted 11.09.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog The epidemic of opioid abuse and the resulting increases in overdoses and deaths have been front and center i...

U.S. Jails Are Killing People Going Through Opioid Withdrawals

The Influence | Posted 03.29.2016 | Politics
The Influence

Jails and prisons have a unique opportunity to serve people in need of treatment and divert them from harmful behaviors. But right now, almost every step they take reinforces an incarcerated person's reasons for using substances. A drug-related jail or prison term shouldn't carry a death risk.

Conversation With Dr. Ronald K. Siegel, Ph.D

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.28.2016 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Marie-Madeleine was a German Jew, lesbian poet and novelist whose eroticism and love for morphine was revealed in many of her shocking, sensational, and bestselling books of the early twentieth century.

The Other Opioid Crisis -- People in Poor Countries Can't Get the Pain Medication They Need

The Conversation US | Posted 03.25.2016 | World
The Conversation US

There are two opioid crises in the world today. One is the epidemic of abuse and misuse, present in many countries but rising at an alarming rate in the United States. The other crisis is older and affects many more people around the world each year: too few opioids.

Cough Syrup Recalled For Containing Morphine

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Master Herbs, Inc. recalled all of its Licorice Coughing Liquid cough syrup in 100 ml bottles in retail stores on Wednesday. The product contains morp...

For Kids With Broken Bones, Ibuprofen Is Safer And Just As Effective As Morphine

Posted 10.29.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:37pm EDT (Reuters Health) – The narcotic drug morphine is not the best choice for pain relief in kids with b...

Victoria Dailey on 'Tea and Morphine' at the Hammer Museum

John Seed | Posted 07.06.2014 | Arts
John Seed

If you were to ask writer, independent curator and antiquarian bookseller Victoria Dailey "What is the most shocking image of the late 19th century?" her answer would likely surprise you.

Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Adam Banner | Posted 06.23.2014 | Crime
Adam Banner

More than 6 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, and both the number of prescription drug sales and the number of prescription drug overdose deaths have quadrupled since 1999. Are doctors to blame?

Valentine's Day Gifts - Living Wills, Advance Directives, DNRs

Joseph Cooper | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.

Despite Advances, Pain Is Still a Pain to Deal With

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 12.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Ever since medicine first figured out how to relieve the horrific pain of surgery with something more effective than a swig of whiskey, we have been on a quest to further prevent and treat all manner of human pain.

The War Over Prescription Painkillers

Radley Balko | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Radley Balko

To the extent that there is any problem at all with painkiller abuse and overdoses, it's due more to a decade of aggressive policing, obstinate federal law enforcement agencies, and the encroachment of law enforcement into the practice of medicine than lax government oversight.

We Were Counting Breaths Till the Last One

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

To this day I regret not asking him ahead of time what he would have liked as he was dying.

HuffPost Review: Peter Frampton, Plus Conversations with Serena Ryder and Ryan Star, and more

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

At this point in his career, Peter Frampton could have tossed out a second instrumental album and won another Grammy. Thankfully, this time out, he played his heart in addition to his axe, creating what could be the best album of his career.

Rick Died As He Requested: And I Was There

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

The HBO special "You Don't Know Jack," with Al Pacino as Dr. Kevorkian, brings to mind my own experience with assisted suicide.

Chronic Pain and Torture

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

Treating severe pain is also almost entirely in the hands of governments. Political commitment is needed to overcome the regulatory barriers and lack of training of health providers worldwide.

My Top Ten Old New (Or Is It New Old?) Records of 2009

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Most of the "new" music I've gotten into this year is actually old music that's never been heard before, dredged up from the vaults just in time to make a buck before recorded music ceases to have any monetary value whatsoever.

Ten Records That Made This Cruddy Decade a Little More Bearable

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

The ten records that made my decade may not be the most cutting-edge or most obscure or significant of groundbreaking. But they're mine, and I love 'em all passionately. Here's my soundtrack to the decade of "Mission Accomplished."

Record Casts New Light On Doctors, Nurses Involved In Katrina Hospital Deaths

ProPublica | Sheri Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The smell of death was overpowering the moment a relief worker cracked open one of the hospital chapel's wooden doors. Inside, more than a dozen bodie...

Many Of World's Poor Not Permitted Access To Morphine

New York Times | DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Although the rainy season was coming on fast, Zainabu Sesay was in no shape to help her husband. Ditches had to be dug to protect their cassava and pe...