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Analgesic patch. View of a patch on the arm of a 55 year-old woman suffering from ovarian cancer. The patch contains the analgesic pain-killing drug Durogesic. The patch releases a measured dose of the analgesic drug through the skin into the entire body. Patches such as this can be used to treat pain over several hours without the need for oral medication.
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