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FDA reversal OKs morphine painkiller – still ok for dying patients by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 10 Apr 2009 11:47pm If it were not available I would anticipate more visits to the ER with 911 calls for relief possible.  The liquid form can be used by care givers with a few drops on the tongue to relieve pain.  FDA is still looking at other pain killing drugs with their study.  BD (AP) -- A liquid morphine painkiller given by family caregivers to dying pati ... Read on »
FDA Approves Generic Morphine Formulation to Answer Shortage After Pulling Unapproved Opiod Pain Products by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 14 Apr 2010 10:45pm If you remember last month the FDA pulled a number of products from the market so here’s an oral solution that is now approved.  The morphine elixir is widely used by terminal patients in hospital and home hospice care settings and is manufactured by Lehigh Valley Technologies Inc., Mallinckrodt Inc. Pharmaceuticals Group, Boehringer Ing ... Read on »
Mission Hospital in Orange County Fined $50,000 For Giving Newborn Baby Morphine–Lawsuit Filed By Parents by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 3:50pm The morphine was prescribed for the mother and by mistake the drug was given to the newborn baby.  This is an odd one as I think it’s very rare that a newborn would be given morphine but it must have been busy on the floor that day.  According to the article the baby was given the shot while being held by the mother. The corrective action ... Read on »
Morphine Overdoses Lead to Adverse Effects and Deaths-FDA Issues Safety Alert and Issues Label Change by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 11 Jan 2011 10:04pm Labels again, somewhat takes me back to the Dennis Quaid story with labels on blood thinners, and this is even more of safety issue with morphine.  Roxane Labs will be changing the labels so they are more distinct and easier to tell the difference between lower and higher strengths.  In today’s busy world this is important as levels of distrac ... Read on »
Meditation treats pain better than Morphine by Michael Apollo Health Maven Posted Mon 11 Apr 2011 10:53pm Even very brief instruction in meditation appears to help people cope with pain, and a newly published brain imaging study may explain why. After just four, 20-minute instructional sessions in mindfulness meditation, most participants in the small study experienced big reductions in pain intensity and unpleasantness when subjected ... Read on »
Time For A Renewed Focus With Bar Codes For FDA Recalls, VA Hospital Missed Recall Notification, Drip Device Dumped All Morphine by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 05 Dec 2013 4:23pm The patient was receiving morphine as part of his cancer treatment and the nurse hooked him up to a morphine drip for pain.  The Infusomat device from B. Braun was the device that malfunctioned and dispensed not a drip but the entire contents of the bag and he received 10 times the amount of what he was supposed to have had.  The device has mis ... Read on »
Hospital Found Responsible For Deaths From Morphine Overdose by Nick B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Apr 2009 11:49pm An inquest into how 10 elderly patients died at a Portsmouth hospital has reached the verdict that three of them accidentally given morphine overdoses, which ultimately resulted in their deaths. A further two patients also had injections of the drugs which helped to speed their deaths but did not cause it, where the jury found the dose appro ... Read on »
Morphine, Opiates Help Prevent PTSD by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Thu 14 Jan 2010 12:00am Great article in the NY Times reviewing reseach regarding the possible benefits of being administered morphine or other opiates promptly after a traumatic event, in that the pain killers may interrupt the development of PTSD.  From the article: In a large study of combat casualties in Iraq, Navy researchers reported Wednesday ... Read on »
DEAR MORPHINE ADDICT! by Calvin B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 21 Oct 2008 12:43am [This is a fake letter to me -- one I would receive if I moved from here to DC, had MS (I gave myself a more well-established disorder/disease to put too-fine-a-point on the idiocy I have to deal with), and was treated the way I am being treated by the folks at at Quack Pain Clinic (I didn't want to call it a pain management clinic for ob ... Read on »
The Morphine Scandal by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 3:22am Patients in Pain Due to "Opium Phobia" “Opium has been recently made from white poppies, cultivated for the purpose, in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.... comparatively large quantities are regularly sent East from California and Arizona, where its cultivation is becoming an important branch of industry, ten acres of poppies ... Read on »