With no morphine, 25 million die in pain each year: Report

With no morphine, 25 million die in pain each year: Report

Of the 172 countries studied, 25 had essentially no morphine, while a further 15 had enough to meet less than one per cent of pain relief requirements.

Oct 15, 2017, 18:36 PM IST
Morphine not apt for anxiety, natural brain opioids take lead

Morphine not apt for anxiety, natural brain opioids take lead

The University of Sydney findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might be a better way to reduce anxiety than `receptor-binding` opioid drugs like morphine, which have major side effects.

Mar 26, 2017, 12:06 PM IST

Painkillers without deadly side effects developed

Researchers, including Aashish Manglik from Stanford University, custom-engineered the drug from scratch, using computational techniques to explore more than four trillion different chemical interactions.

Aug 18, 2016, 16:19 PM IST

Meditation `better pain reliever` than morphine

A new study suggests that just a few minutes of meditation each day could prove better pain relief than powerful drug medication.

Dec 07, 2015, 10:33 AM IST

Why Kerala is the best place to die in India!

Kerala is offering itself as the best place to die. The state boasts of being far ahead in palliative care in India. Its approach has been fine-tuned over the years by policymakers, health experts and civil society activists.

Oct 17, 2015, 21:55 PM IST

Scientists crack gene secret that lets poppies make morphine

Scientists have identified a key gene used by poppies to make morphine, paving the way for better methods of producing the medically important drug, potentially without the need for cultivating poppy fields.

Jun 26, 2015, 01:41 AM IST
Pak's anti-narcotics force seizes drugs worth 2.6 bln rupees

Pak's anti-narcotics force seizes drugs worth 2.6 bln rupees

 Pakistan's Anti-Narcotics Force today seized 11 tonnes of drugs worth 2.6 billion rupees in the southwestern Balochistan province and the southern port city of Karachi, in the biggest haul in the force's history.

Jun 20, 2015, 17:01 PM IST

Discovery opens door for homemade morphine, painkillers

Scientists have figured out all the steps to make morphine and similar painkillers without using opium poppies, opening the door for home-brewed drugs and potential abuse.

May 18, 2015, 22:46 PM IST

World's first paper-based drug test developed

 Finnish researchers have developed the world's first paper-based drug test that enables a rapid analysis of whether a compound, such as morphine, is present in a given sample.

Apr 14, 2015, 14:39 PM IST

Morphine after childhood surgery may be life threatening

Treating post-operative pain with morphine can cause life threatening respiratory problems in some children who have had their tonsils removed, new research has found.

Jan 26, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

Scientists find protein in coffee with effect like morphine

Researchers at the University of Brasilia (UnB) and Brazil's state-owned agriculture and livestock research company Embrapa have discovered a protein in coffee with effects similar to morphine.

Jan 25, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

One arrested with half kilo morphine in UP

A man has been arrested from Jaitpur area for possessing half a kilogram contraband worth Rs 50 lakh in international market, police said on Wednesday.

Dec 31, 2014, 12:55 PM IST

Opioid painkillers carry high risk of addiction, even death

  A new research has revealed that opioid painkillers carry higher risk of death, overdose, addiction or serious side effects than benefits in chronic, non-cancer conditions like headache, fibromyalgia and chronic low back pain.

Sep 30, 2014, 19:45 PM IST

Queen`s Gold Cup winner horse fails drug test

A horse owned by Britain`s Queen Elizabeth II which won one of England`s most prestigious races has failed a drugs test, Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday.

Jul 23, 2014, 09:51 AM IST

Snail venom could be answer to chronic nerve pain relief

Scientists have created at least five new experimental substances, based on a tiny protein found in cone snail venom, that could someday lead to the development of safe and effective oral medications for treatment of chronic nerve pain.

Mar 17, 2014, 14:18 PM IST

Nod to bill: Cancer patients to have easier access to morphine

Cancer patients will have easier access to pain-killer morphine drugs with Parliament on Friday passing a bill that also provides for control and regulation of narcotic drugs.

Feb 21, 2014, 22:19 PM IST

Opioid over-regulation can leave cancer patients in intolerable pain

A "pandemic of over-regulation" of opioid-based painkillers such as morphine and fentanyl means billions of cancer patients around the world suffer intolerable pain, researchers said on Thursday.

Nov 28, 2013, 15:14 PM IST

Codeine can increase users` sensitivity to pain

Using large and frequent doses of the common pain-killer codeine may actually produce heightened sensitivity to pain, without the same level of relief offered by morphine, according to a new research.

Sep 15, 2013, 11:19 AM IST

Why morphine increases pain in some patients

Researchers are closer to finding out the reason why certain adults and children’s pain gets worse when they treated with morphine.

Jan 07, 2013, 13:20 PM IST

Snake venom better pain-killer than morphine

Venom from black mamba, which can kill a person within half an hour, could actually be a painkiller at par with morphine, researchers say.

Oct 04, 2012, 13:23 PM IST