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Fentanyl patch forgeries fooling Ontario's pharmacists

Fake fentanyl patches have become a lucrative business in Ontario as addicts and dealers find ways to dupe pharmacists into handing over the highly toxic drug.
Source: CBC | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Windsor Source Type: news

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Abstract Supervised injectable opioid assisted treament (siOAT) prescribes injectable opioids to individuals for whom other forms of addiction treatment have been ineffective. In this article, we examine arguments that opioid-dependent people should be assumed incompetent to voluntarily consent to clinical research on siOAT unless proven otherwise. We agree that concerns about competence and voluntary consent deserve careful attention in this context. But we oppose framing the issue solely as a matter of the competence of opioid-dependent people and emphasize that it should be considered in the context of inequiti...
Source: The American Journal of Bioethics : AJOB - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Am J Bioeth Source Type: research
Occasional cannabis users were tested along with those addicted to the drug. • Try one of PsyBlog's ebooks, all written by Dr Jeremy Dean: Activate: How To Find Joy Again By Changing What You Do (NEW) The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and Panic Spark: 17 Steps That Will Boost Your Motivation For Anything
Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Psychology Source Type: blogs
You're reading How Exercise Can Boost your Mental Health, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. In an age where pharmaceutical drugs dominate television advertisements (the average US television viewer sees nine pharmaceutical ads per day (C. Lee Ventola, 2011)), it’s not surprising that the overwhelming majority of the population are looking for quick fixes to often complex problems. After all, there’s a pill for almost anything these days. But one of the most time-tested and effective mental...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: depression featured health and fitness psychology self improvement anxiety exercise mental health pickthebrain stop depression Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Mice with the DYT1 dystonia mutation exhibit an enhanced response to mu receptor activation, dependent on selective receptor gene upregulation. Our data suggest a novel role for striatal opioid signaling in motor control, and more important, identify mu opioid receptors as potential targets for pharmacological intervention in dystonia. © 2017 International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
Source: Movement Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
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Source: Topics in Pain Management - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Continuing Education Activity Source Type: research
Abstract Background In Portugal, as far as we know, there are no recent studies that evaluated the comparative efficacy of therapeutic modalities in addiction problems by reference to a holistic and psychosocial model of effectiveness. Objectives Using a sample of Portuguese patients in outpatient treatment for drug and alcohol abuse, this study aimed to examine if a combined treatment modality (group therapy with individual intervention) had greater overall efficacy when compared to other three types of treatment without group therapy. Methods This is a correlational and cross-sectional study using a convenience sample of...
Source: Revista de Psiquiatria Clinica - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hasapproved the use of an electric stimulation device to help to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal, marking the first time a device has been indicated for withdrawal symptoms.The NSS-2 Bridge is a small device placed behind the patient ’s ear that emits electrical pulses to stimulate cranial nerves. These stimulations provide relief from common withdrawal symptoms during the first few days of drug abstinence; these include sweating, tremors, stomach problems, insomnia, and joint pain.“Given the scope of the epidemic of opioid addiction, we need to find innovative ne...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: electric stimulator FDA medication-assisted treatment NSS-2 Bridge opioid use disorder opioid withdrawal Source Type: research
Conditions:   Substance Use Disorders;   Contingency Management;   Psychosocial Treatment;   Crack Cocaine Interventions:   Behavioral: Contingency Management;   Behavioral: Standard treatment Sponsors:   Federal University of São Paulo;   Washington State University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Funding Opportunity PAR-18-086 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of an NIH initiative known as Collaborative Research on Addiction at NIH (CRAN). Areas supported by this FOA include research to generate and conduct preliminary tests of targeted addiction treatment to address multiple substances, which may include alcohol, tobacco and other drug use (ATOD).
Source: NIH Funding Opportunities (Notices, PA, RFA) - Category: Research Source Type: funding
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