Morphine

  • Easy access of morphine now as LS passes anti-Narcotics Bill February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a decision that would be a relief for lakhs of cancer patients in India, Parliament on its last day of the winter session on Friday, passed a bill amending the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act to allow access to morphine as a pain-reliever. The move will...
  • Rajya Sabha to take up amendments to anti-Narcotics law today February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst all the action over Telangana, there are some non-political bills that were ignored. The Rajya Sabha will take up the landmark amendment to the anti-Narcotics law which will help cancer patients manage their pain better on Friday. Dr Ravindra from Pune is fighting for more than two...
  • Amendment to make morphine accessible hangs in balance December 10, 2013

    An Amendment to the Drug Act that will make morphine, a pain killer, accessible across the country still hangs in balance. The question is whether Parliament will find time this winter session to bring relief to Cancer patients. ...
  • Allow morphine as pain-killer, say doctors September 6, 2013

    New Delhi: A fight has been going on for two decades to help patients dealing with excruciating pain as they have been denied access to a simple, pain relief, cost-effective drug morphine because of a stringent Act. The proposed amendments to the 1985 Narcostics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,...
  • To live and die with dignity, we need Morphine at Hospitals September 4, 2013

    A million people with cancer and many millions more with other incurable diseases are in agonizing pain in India due to the lack of availability of morphine and other Opioid medicines (An Opioid is any psychoactive chemical that resembles morphine in its pharmacological effects). The World Health Organization (WHO) states...
  • Narcotics smuggler arrested; morphine worth Rs 2 crore seized September 2, 2013

    An alleged narcotics smuggler was arrested with morphine worth about Rs two crore from village Dadra in Safdarganj area in Barabanki, police said on Monday. Acting on a tip off, Ramu Verma was arrested as soon as he arrived in a bus from nearby Ambedkar Nagar district, Superintendent of Police Anand...
  • Drunken driving case: Mumbai girl was on drugs, say police February 10, 2010

    Mumbai: Nooriya Haveliwala, the 27-year-old woman involved in a drunken driving accident in Mumbai that killed two people, has tested positive for cannabis and morphine. The drugs were found in Nooriya's blood and urine samples, Mumbai Police confirmed on Wednesday. "Medical reports of Nooriya Haveliwala have tested positive for intake of morphine...
  • Cancer patients to manage pain beyond morphine February 2, 2009

    New Delhi: According to WHO, almost 25 per cent of cancer patients die due to unrelieved pain. Morphine is the prescribed medicine for cancer pain management. Unfortunately 10 per cent patients fail to tolerate morphine orally or develop side effects. For this suffering minority, one therapy available today is the...
  • Peru burns 4 tonnes of cocaine to curb narcotics trade October 14, 2008

    New Delhi: In an effort to curb illegal narcotics trade in the country, Peruvian authorities on Monday burnt four tonnes of cocaine and other drugs which they had seized since September 2, 2008. The drugs seized included powdered cocaine, heroin, morphine and other cocaine extracts. The bags of drugs were produced...