Addiction

Pathway to heroin described in NEJM commentary

(HealthDay)—U.S. researchers are challenging a leading theory about the nation's heroin epidemic, saying it's not a direct result of the crackdown on opioids. The commentary has been published in the Jan. 14 issue of the ...

Pediatrics

Teens abusing prescription pills are a growing concern

Parents and physicians still aren't doing enough to address the rise of "pharming," or recreational use and abuse of prescription drugs, among teenagers, according to public health researchers at Drexel University.

Medications

FDA panel rejects combination pain pill

Federal health advisers have unanimously rejected an experimental pain pill that combines two common opioids, oxycodone and morphine.

Medications

Is your memory playing tricks on you? Check your medicine cabinet

Common medication to treat insomnia, anxiety, itching or allergies can have a negative impact on memory or concentration in the elderly, according to Dr. Cara Tannenbaum, Research Chair at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie ...

Medications

Nonprescription medication abuse underestimated

Nonprescription medications are just as likely a cause of poisoning as prescription drugs, according to a new study by Timothy Wiegand, M.D. from the University of Rochester Medical Center in the US and colleagues. Their ...

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