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Opiates and opioids

Opiates and opioids News of the opioid crisis in Australia has become a topic of much concern (AJP, 2018).  Sometimes you hear the word “opioid” and sometimes you hear “opiate”.  Are opiates and opioids the same thing? Natural Opiates People have been using natural plant extracts to help heal and relieve pain for thousands of years.  …