Morphine delivery platform could diminish abuse potential

Researchers at Rutgers University have developed a delivery platform for the extended delivery of morphine for pain management that greatly diminishes the chances of abuse. Using the platform PolyMorphine, the scientists extended the duration of the opioid effect from about four hours to three days, gradually releasing the drug over time instead of offering a quick rush of pain relief, according to the animal study published in the Journal of Controlled Release. Report