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Old March 24th, 2007, 12:57 PM  
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Default Re: pain medication

Originally Posted by serial-thrilla View Post
the only thing that connects the two is that they both contain opium.
Neither heroin nor codeine contain opium. Heroin is a morphine DERIVATIVE, and morphine is derived from opium. It's not the same to say they contain opium. The only thing that contains opium is opium.

Codeine doesn't metabolize into morphine, so I hardly consider it an opiate.

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