Monday, February 19, 2007


Tests show morphine eases coughs

‘The opiate drug morphine is effective in easing long-standing coughs, as doctors have suspected, a study shows.

Physicians have been prescribing, on a hunch, the powerful drug to people with stubborn coughs for years.

But until now, there was no hard proof from a trial comparing the effect of morphine with a dummy treatment.’

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