Fake doctors, pilfered medical records drive Oxy China sales

Mundipharma reps have promoted OxyContin in China as less addictive than other opioids, the same pitch the company’s U.S. affiliate, Purdue Pharma, admitted was false in court more than a decade ago
Source: ABC News: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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Authors: Di Luca NM, Busardò FP, Pirani F, Varì MR Abstract The penalty system implemented by Italian law still represents a barrier against psychoactive drugs and drug addiction, especially at a time when the age of first consumption has considerably dropped. Presidential Decree n. 309 of October 9, 1990 entitled "Consolidation of the laws governing drugs and psychotropic substances, the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts", and referred to as Presidential Decree 309/90, is the reference text for the cultivation, production, trade and use of narcotics and other psychoac...
Source: Annali dell Istituto Superiore di Sanita - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ann Ist Super Sanita Source Type: research
Authors: Isagulyan E, Slavin K, Konovalov N, Dorochov E, Tomsky A, Dekopov A, Makashova E, Isagulyan D, Genov P Abstract Chronic severe pain results in a detrimental effect on the patient's quality of life. Such patients have to take a large number of medications, including opioids, often without satisfactory effect, sometimes leading to medication abuse and the pain worsening. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is one of the most effective technologies that, unlike other interventional pain treatment methods, achieves long-term results in patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain. The first described mode of SCS...
Source: Korean Journal of Pain - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Korean J Pain Source Type: research
Conclusion: This research emphasizes the role of an interdisciplinary approach to the addiction problem. The content used in the education program includes strategies that originally aimed at increasing consumption. The effectiveness of the program can be enhanced further in the future along with self-regulatory additions.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
This article presents a brief overview of the effects of each of the major classes of addictive drugs on glia. Next, the paper reviews the pre-clinical and clinical studies assessing the effects that glial modulators have on abuse -related behavioral effects, such as pleasure, withdrawal, and motivation. There is a strong body of pre-clinical literature demonstrating the general effectiveness of several glia-modulating drugs in models of reward and relapse. Clinical studies have also yielded promising results, though not as r obust. There is still much to disentangle regarding the integration between addictive drugs and gl...
Source: CNS Drugs - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
AbstractStrategies such as behavioural substitution, self-monitoring, social support as well as planning and urge management can assist gamblers to limit or reduce their gambling behaviours. Not all gamblers implement strategies before, during or after gambling, even though the use of strategies is recommended by the gambling and treatment industry. Australian gamblers completed an online survey with follow-up (n = 411) to determine the predictors of intention to use strategies and the actual use of strategies. Results indicated 92% of gamblers attempted at least one strategy to stick to their limits over the...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
The COVID-19 crisis has created a time of uncertainty and anxiety for people around the world. Health professionals and other hospital staff are working around the clock to reduce and prevent the harmful consequences of the virus’s spread. Many people are uneasily wondering how they will manage their existing health problems when the support systems they normally rely on have been altered or eliminated. During this time, anxiety can cause an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of the stomach. It also can create a sense of behavioral paralysis and disengagement from daily tasks and obligations. This distance and sense of...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcohol Behavioral Health Smoking cessation Source Type: blogs
I am addicted to Facebook these days. Like everyone else, I am glued to social media, riveted by the drama unfolding around me.   I read from the perspective of a primary care doctor in Seattle, the site of the first case of COVID-19 in the country. My friends and family send me regular thanks for […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
I am addicted to Facebook these days. Like everyone else, I am glued to social media, riveted by the drama unfolding around me.   I read from the perspective of a primary care doctor in Seattle, the site of the first case of COVID-19 in the country. My friends and family send me regular thanks for […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more.
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions COVID-19 coronavirus Infectious Disease Source Type: blogs
Condition:   Consumption, Tobacco Intervention:   Other: questionnaire Sponsor:   Versailles Hospital Active, not recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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