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Yeast used to make morphine

Biologists have successfully introduced bacterial and poppy plant genes into yeast to manufacture morphine. The research is important because opiates are medically essential. However, current production via opium poppy leads to supply inefficiencies.

Drug-addicted newborns becoming a national epidemic

Medical personnel will tell you there is nothing to prepare you for the sound of a newborn crying, literally shrieking in a high, gut-wrenching pitch because they have been cut-off from the opiates their mothers ingested during pregnancy.

FDA approves overdose device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a handheld device for the treatment of opioid-overdose emergencies.

FDA introduce tighter controls on opiates

Due to an apparent growing misuse of long-acting prescription opioids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced tighter controls on the use of opiates for medication purposes.

Vermont 2013: A good year for drug policy reform

Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.

In U.S., one baby is born every hour addicted to opiates

One baby per hour is born addicted to opiate drugs in the U.S., says a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This rate tripled from 2000 to 2009.

8 U.S. troopers died of opiate overdose in Afghanistan

Investigative reports have shown that 8 U.S. soldiers died from a heroin overdose or by mixing prescription and other opiate drugs during 2010/2011.
 

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