Morphine

  • Easy access of morphine now as LS passes anti-Narcotics Bill 22-02-2014 09:32 AM

    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 21-02-2014 10:48 AM

    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 10-12-2013 03:41 PM

    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 06-09-2013 02:39 PM

    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 04-09-2013 12:32 PM

    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 02-09-2013 11:26 AM

    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...
  • Cancer patients to manage pain beyond morphine 02-02-2009 12:39 PM

    In another method, electrodes are attached to the spine to act directly upon pain receptors. ...