FDA wants to curb abuse of Imodium, ‘ the poor man ’ s methadone ’

The Food and Drug Administration is asking manufacturers of over-the-counter anti-diarrhea treatments to change the way they package their products in an effort to curb abuse by people with drug addictions. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement Tuesday that the agency was taking the “novel” action because of growing concerns that abuse of Imodium […]Related:Social egg freezing is a numbers game that many women don’t understandThis flu season is on track to be the worst in nearly a decadeHere’s what you should know about the flu season this year
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Conclusion: It seems that naloxone is not a completely safe medication even in opioid-naïve patients, and administrating adjusted doses of naloxone even in opioid-naïve methadone intoxicated patients may be logical. PMID: 32259115 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Arch Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
Research into cancer, heart disease, HIV, MS, Alzheimer ’s, gene therapy, opioid addiction, epilepsy, blindness — all abruptly stopped in mid-March.
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Conclusions: Results support the utility of the ASI in screening for psychiatric comorbidity among patients receiving SUD treatments in RCT settings. PMID: 32254003 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Dual Diagnosis - Category: Addiction Tags: J Dual Diagn Source Type: research
After an initially slow reaction to the virus, the UK is now firmly in its grip. Here are key moments so farCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEighty-three British passengers are flown from Wuhan to RAF Brize Norton and transported to Arrowe Park hospital in Wirral, where they are monitored around the clock for 14 days. One of them later contributesa diary to the Guardian, in which they lament “basically losing one my friends from Wuhan to his Fifa addiction” and enjoying “a banging bacon and sausage sandwich” for breakfast each morning. For now, life carries on as nor...
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Authors: La T, Jin L, Liu XY, Song ZH, Farrelly M, Feng YC, Yan XG, Zhang YY, Thorne RF, Zhang XD, Teng L Abstract The deubiquitinase cyclindromatosis (CYLD) functions as a tumour suppressor inhibiting cell proliferation in many cancer types including melanoma. Here we present evidence that a proportion of melanoma cells are nonetheless addicted to CYLD for survival. The expression levels of CYLD varied widely in melanoma cell lines and melanomas in vivo, with a subset of melanoma cell lines and melanomas displaying even higher levels of CYLD than melanocyte lines and nevi, respectively. Strikingly, although shRNA ...
Source: Oncology Research - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Res Source Type: research
Condition:   Mood Disorders Intervention:   Behavioral: Psychosocial therapy for South Asian women experiencing mood disorders Sponsor:   Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Obesity;   Craving;   Cognitive Behavioral Therapy;   Cognitive Remediation Therapy;   Addiction Interventions:   Behavioral: Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT);   Behavioral: Emotional Skills Training (EST);   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy;   Procedure: Multidisciplinary outpatient program Sponsors:   University Hospital, Bordeaux;   Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France Not yet recruiting
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Conditions:   Addiction Psychological;   Healthy;   Addiction Intervention:   Sponsor:   Istanbul University-Cerrahpasa Not yet recruiting
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We often think of self-development as a pursuit that builds positive capabilities such as courage, ambition, or a success mindset. And of course it can generate many positive results if we truly invest in it, such as loving relationships, a meaningful and lucrative career, and a rewarding lifestyle. But we can easily overlook just how beautifully self-development protects us from major problems in life, including serious but common problems that drag many people down for years, if not decades. Preventing Self-Destruction I originally got into self-development as a path away from self-destructive behavior when I wa...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Health Lifestyle Source Type: blogs
Authors: Schatz AA, Oliver TK, Swarm RA, Paice JA, Darbari DS, Dowell D, Meghani SH, Winckworth-Prejsnar K, Bruera E, Plovnick RM, Richardson L, Vapiwala N, Wollins D, Hudis CA, Carlson RW Abstract Opioids are a critical component of pain relief strategies for the management of patients with cancer and sickle cell disease. The escalation of opioid addiction and overdose in the United States has led to increased scrutiny of opioid prescribing practices. Multiple reports have revealed that regulatory and coverage policies, intended to curb inappropriate opioid use, have created significant barriers for many patients....
Source: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network : JNCCN - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Natl Compr Canc Netw Source Type: research
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