Morphine is a potent pain reliever which was discovered in 1804 and first distributed in 1817.
It was originally marketed as both an analgesic and as a treatment for opium and alcohol addiction. Eventually, however, morphine was found to be more addictive than either of those substances. Morphine is currently marketed under dozens of brand names, including MS Contin, MSIR, Avinza, Kadian, Oramorph, Roxanol, and Kapanol.
Like other opioid medications, morphine has a high...