The 7th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2016

Alexander Gettler When TPR began giving out the annual Alexander Awards for best long-form writing in the field of toxicology, the eligibility criteria included the requirement that “entries must be fully and freely accessible” on the web. After 2016 — a remarkably truth-impaired year scarred by fake news and unchallenged mendacity — supporting aggressive, unbiased, fearless journalism appears to us to be a civic duty. A number of our selections this year come from sources such as the New York Times and Los Angeles Times that have much of their content behind a paywall. Often they allow access to a certain number of free articles each month, but after that limit easy accessibility to subscribers. Of course, it’s usually possible to cheat by doing a Google search for the title of the article — most often the link will lead directly to the desired piece. But these institutions are more important now than ever, and deserve financial backing from readers. TPR subscribes online to the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, and Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. All of these publications have had superb coverage of toxicology, the pharmaceutical industry, and the opioid catastrophe over the last several years. The Alexander Awards was inspired by David Brooks’ Sidney awards, a yearly compilation of that New York Times columnist’s pick ...
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Tags: Medical adder all Alexander awards ayahuasca cannabidiol carfentanil fentanyl Gettler opiates opioids oxycontin Source Type: news

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Conclusion: The concomitant use of nicotine and areca indicates that betel quid addiction includes a significant component of nicotine dependence. However, the additional activities of areca, including the muscarinic effects of arecoline, indicate that potential cessation therapies should optimally address other factors as well. PMID: 31220988 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Substance Use and Misuse - Category: Addiction Tags: Subst Use Misuse Source Type: research
In this study, Mn-Fe modified ZSM-5 are synthesized via sol-gel approach and employed for elemental mercury (Hg0) removal from simulated flue gas at low temperature. The results show that pure ZSM-5 shows poor mercury capture ability with Hg0 removal efficiency of ~8.5–18.8% at 100–300 °C. Mn or Fe modification can both efficiently enhance the Hg0 removal efficiency of the ZSM-5. The sorbent with Mn/Fe molar ratio of 1:2 exhibits the optimal mercury capture ability with the highest Hg0 removal efficiency near 100% at temperatures of 200 and 250 °C due to the significant synergy effect between Mn2O3 ...
Source: Chemical Engineering Journal - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
How Do I Pick the Right Facility for My Addiction? Finally making the decision to get help for your addiction is a huge, difficult step. Admitting you have a problem and expressing the desire to want to fix it is life-saving. Almost as difficult as making the decision to go to a facility is trying to pick the right facility. There are so many factors to consider, and finding the right facility can make all the difference in your long-term sobriety and recovery. As you do your research, we’ve compiled the most important points for you to keep in mind. Staff and Accreditations at the Facility When you are picking a fac...
Source: Cliffside Malibu - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Addiction Recovery Addiction Treatment and Program Resources Behavioral Addictions Complementary Therapies Comprehensive behavioral treatment Drug Rehab Information Holistic Treatment Protocols Sober Living and Aftercare Substa Source Type: blogs
Authors: Carota A, Bogousslavsky J Abstract Hallucinations, delusions, and confabulations are common symptoms between neurology and psychiatry. The neurological diseases manifesting with such symptoms (dementia, epilepsy, Korsakoff's disease, brain tumors, Parkinson's disease, migraine, right hemisphere stroke and others) would be the key to understand their biological mechanisms, while the cognitive sciences, neuropharmacology and functional neuroimaging would be the tools of such researches. It is possible to understand the perceptive rules of the mind and the mechanisms of the human consciousness based on these ...
Source: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Tags: Front Neurol Neurosci Source Type: research
This Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a proposed ordinance that would ban the sale of cigarettes and marijuana products in the city until the FDA conducts a safety review of these products.The impetus for the proposed ordinance was new data showing that a large proportion of San Francisco youths are still smoking and that the use of marijuana may even be increasing, especially with the recent legalization of recreational marijuana use. The city attorney explained that: " The epidemic is real. It needed attention. We felt it was necessary to step in and make sure we were protectin...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs
Nancy Labov's nonprofit gives young adults in recovery a platform at local schools.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: Profiles Source Type: research
The FDA is investigating nicotine poisoning as a possible cause.
Source: AJN - Category: Nursing Tags: In the News Source Type: research
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Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
This article is part of the Special Issue “Seizures &Stroke”.
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Source: Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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