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A new e-health tool that could help reduce the number of drug-related deaths in Europe will be launched in Brussels today.
Medications Nov 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
An unprecedented crackdown in 16 African countries netted 82 million doses of illegal or counterfeit drugs, including antibiotics, contraceptives and malaria treatments, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) said on Thursday.
Medications Oct 25, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Methamphetamine users' use of synthetic cannabis products (such as Kronic) increased from ten per cent in 2010 to 41 per cent in 2011 an annual report on illegal drug use shows. Many of these synthetic ...
Addiction Oct 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Illicit drug use has declined in most large U.S. cities in recent years, but prescription drug abuse has increased, a new study shows.
Medications Oct 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 2
Fluoxetine was the first drug approved by the FDA for major depressive disorder (MDD) in children and adolescents, and to this date, it remains one of only two selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) registered for ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The U.S. national campaign to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome has entered a new phase and will now encompass all sleep-related, sudden unexpected infant deaths, officials of the National Institutes of Health ...
Health Sep 13, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The public does not value drug treatment generally but believes detoxification and rehabilitation is a better approach to drug treatment than methadone maintenance, according to a University of Aberdeen study, ...
Addiction Sep 07, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The University of Queensland researchers are seeking to identify more effective ways of treating drug addiction to tackle the perceived prevalence of injecting drug use worldwide.
Addiction Aug 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that the use of electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PMPs) may have a significant impact on the demand for drug treatment programs and how prescribers detect and respond ...
Medications Aug 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Surveys of drug use form an important basis for the development of effective drug policies, and also for measuring the effectiveness of existing policies. For the first time in history, scientists have now made direct comparisons ...
Addiction Jul 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- President Obama signed a bill into law this week designating certain chemicals found in designer drugs as FDA-controlled substances.
Addiction Jul 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Some 27 million people worldwide are problem drug users, with almost one percent every year dying from narcotics abuse, while cannabis remains the most popular drug, a UN report showed Tuesday.
Addiction Jun 26, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
A recent study conducted by researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) shows that patients receiving "take home" methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) were less likely to be admitted to the hospital as compared to those not ...
Addiction Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
The rapid growth of Internet commerce has led to an explosion of counterfeit drugs sold around the world, with China the biggest source of fake medicines, pharmaceutical experts said Thursday.
Medications Jun 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- Data from national surveys reveal a disturbing trend for 50- to 59-year-olds: the number of those reporting past-month abuse of illicit drugs including the nonmedical use of prescription drugs ...
Medications Jun 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0