Home-brewed poppy seed tea can be lethal

Posted by - October 10, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteA home-brewing technique used to extract morphine from unwashed poppy seeds can produce lethal doses of the drug, according to new research.

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Few restrictions on prescription opioids through Medicare, study finds

Posted by - October 9, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteMedicare plans place few restrictions on the coverage of prescription opioids, despite federal guidelines recommending such restrictions, a new study finds. The research results highlight an untapped opportunity for Medicare formularies to limit opioid prescribing, the researchers said.

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