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Injured US Marines to get 'lollipop' instead of morphine

US Marines badly wounded in Afghanistan may get a "lollipop" with a powerful pain killer from now on instead of the traditional shot of morphine, according to the Marine Corps.

9:48PM GMT 01 Nov 2011

The new treatment offers an alternative to the morphine needle "you see in the World War II movies," with medics jabbing a syrette into a soldier's leg or arm, Captain Brian Block said.

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