Congress Passes Bill to Fight Opioid Crisis

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 -- A bipartisan bill to fight the opioid addiction crisis in the United States has been passed by Congress. President Donald Trump said he would sign the bill into law. As part of the legislation, the U.S. Postal Service would...
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Ketamine was once used mainly as an anesthetic on battlefields and in operating rooms. Now this medication is gaining ground as a promising treatment for some cases of major depression, which is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the US, recent estimates show 16 million adults had an episode of major depression in the course of a year. Suicide rates rose substantially between 1999 and 2016, increasing by more than 30% in 25 states. Because of its rapid action, ketamine could have a role to play in helping to prevent suicide. Why is ketamine exciting for treating depression? If a person responds to ketamine, it c...
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Notice NOT-DA-19-045 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
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Addiction specialists say more people are becoming dependent on a class of drug that's hard to give up and doesn't play well with others.WebMD Health News
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Publication date: July 2019Source: Preventive Medicine, Volume 124Author(s): Emma E. McGinty, Elizabeth M. Stone, Alene Kennedy-Hendricks, Colleen L. BarryAbstractPublic stigma toward people who use illicit drugs impedes advancement of public health solutions to the opioid epidemic and reduces willingness to seek addiction treatment. Experimental studies show that use of certain terms, such as “addict” and “substance abuser,” exacerbate stigma while alternative terms, such as “person with a substance use disorder,” are less stigmatizing. We examine the frequency with which stigmatizing t...
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Background: Recently anhedonia has been recognized as an important Research Domain Criterion (RDoC) by the National Institute of Mental health. Anhedonia is proposed to play an essential role in the pathogenies of both addictive and mood disorders, and possibly their co-occurrence with a single individual. However, up to now comprehensive information about anhedonia concerning its underlying neurobiological circuitries, the neuro-cognitive correlates, and their role in addiction, mood disorder, and co-morbidity remains scarce. Aim In this literature review of human studies, we bring together the current state of knowledge...
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Date: Wednesday, 06 26, 2019; Speaker: Elena Rosenthal, MD Assistant Professor, Institute of Human Virology, , University of Maryland School of Medicine and Co-Director, , DC Partnership for HIV/AIDS Progress, Hepatitis Clinical Research Prog; Christopher F. Rowley, MD MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, , Harvard Medical School and Associate Infectious Diseases Program Director, , Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Amphitheater; CME Credit; Videocast Event
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Conclusions: The results indicate that self-efficacy and motivation are interrelated in improving long-term abstinence and PDA following residential treatments and may play a substantial role in recovery from AUD.Eur Addict Res
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Publication date: 2019Source: Materials Today: Proceedings, Volume 12, Part 1Author(s): Tatiana Zimogliadova, Ekaterina Drobyaz, Daria Mul, Anastasia EgorovaAbstractThe structure, phase composition and mechanical properties of Ni-base self-fluxing coatings, cladded by electron beam, revealed in the air atmosphere, were investigated. By variation of NiCrSiB-alloy/(Nb-B)-addition ratio (0-35 wt. %of (Nb-B)-compound) in the initial powder mixtures different phase composition of cladded coatings was obtained. Microhardness and wear resistance were measured to estimate quality of surface layers. The coating, cladded with maximu...
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The researchers found that, compared to a placebo, CBD reduced drug cue-induced craving and anxiety in the participants.
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