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How Codeine Affects History

April 30th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Background Information| Chemical Structure| How Codeine Works in the Body| Recreational Use| How Codeine Affects History

  • Codeine is the first opiate derivative that has been made an over the counter drug.
  • Despite its addictive nature, codeine is stillĀ  a weak enough opiate that it’s the most prescribed drug in the world.
  • Codeine is included in most medications that are needed to relieve pain and also has been added to many cancer and HIV medication which shows that the millions if not billions of people in the world depend on the drug.
  • Despite the abuse of the drug recreationally, codeine still has helped the world of science for pain relief drugs.


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