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opiate

1. any of various narcotic drugs, such as morphine and heroin, that act on opioid receptors
2. any other narcotic or sedative drug
3. containing or consisting of opium

opiate

[′ō·pē·ət]
(pharmacology)
A sleep-inducing drug.
Any narcotic.
An opium preparation.
Any tranquilizing agent.
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I never bought into the mantra of giving patients lots of opiates for chronic, non-cancer pain.
The number of deaths involving opiates in Middlesbrough doubled in a year from six in 2013.
Ninety percent of that group comprised whites living outside of urban areas who began using opiates in their early twenties.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, an India-based drug manufacturer, has acquired GlaxoSmithKline's opiates business in Australia.
The research uncovered disconnects that have the potential to make patients more vulnerable to misuse and abuse of prescription drugs, which in turn may lead to dependence on or addiction to prescribed or illegal opiates: One survey shows four out of five heroin users started abusing opiates by misusing or abusing prescription medications.
The company's Australian opiates business earned a revenue to the tune of $ 69.
Figures released follow ing a parliamentary ques tion have revealed 20 inmates at the high secu rity HMP Frankland, in County Durham, tested positive for use of opiates, while one batch of heroin was discovered in the jail from January 1 to Decem ber 31 last year.
The relationship between opiate usage and depression was significant even though those who took antidepressants or anxiolytics were significantly less likely to use opiates, according to Dr.
In my opinion it is an almost direct result of pushing people off of prescribed opiates.
Chronic inhibition would reverse itself when the opiates were removed slowly, abruptly or after administration of naloxone (Narcan).
The drug works by helping to reduce the craving for opiates, such as heroin, and can prevent individuals who do use opiates from feeling their euphoric effects.
Patients who report itching like crazy while on opiates or in response to radiocontrast media are appropriately managed by their primary care physician without referral to an allergist, Dr.