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Mice, Morphine, and Other Essentials of a Mad Scientist #3 – Ted

As mentioned in my last post, I was able to visit the lab of the researchers I am working with this past week. The researchers, Tom and Heather, work at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. 394 more words

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Opioid Use & Pain

Opioid prescriptions have increased three-fold over the past two decades, and we have seen how this skyrocketing availability of medications has helped create a new drug abusing population, some of whom suffer severe health consequences. 48 more words


As Rx drug abuse soars, DEA urges safe disposal on take-back Saturday

It’s time to get rid of all those old drugs in your medicine cabinet.

As part of an ongoing national effort to stem the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, the U.S. 433 more words


Methadone: A Miracle Drug for Both Pain and Dependency

Methadone is known as a synthetic opioid.  It is primarily used as an anti-addictive solution for individuals who suffer from heroin dependency. The drug is also administered to those suffering from severe chronic pain with the intention of providing pain relief in a very short amount of time. 338 more words

Pain Management

A Quick and Easy-to-Understand Glimpse at Morphine

Morphine is defined as an opioid analgesic drug that contains opium in its chemical mixture. It is often used in medical situations to relieve intense pain being experienced by patients, however, its administration is ultimately determined by a licensed physician. 428 more words

Pain Management

Pharmacies Warn Patients of New Schedule II Hydrocodone Rules

Our Outreach Coordinator, Genevieve Przybylo, came across this gem yesterday at her local neighborhood Walgreens. As you could imagine, we were all happy to finally see the information publicly emphasized regarding hydrocodone’s restriction. 409 more words