The Nature of Things

Season 4 Episode 4

Morphine On Trial

Aired Unknown Mar 05, 2002 on CBC
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Morphine On Trial
Between 10% to 15% of adults in North America suffer from chronic pain. Some doctors believe this crippling pain can be safely managed using opioids, or morphine-based medications. Others hold that morphine is a dangerous and addictive narcotic, an attitude that is a legacy of the war on drugs. Patients of Frank Adams experienced at first hand and at some cost the acrimonious debate that is raging within the medical profession.moreless

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