Lebanon County Man Charged with Trafficking Counterfeit Drugs
FDA OCI, Stefan Knoche, Lebanon PA, trafficking, counterfeit drugs, darknet, Viagra, Aurogra, Xanax, Levitra, Cialis, Valium, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 10, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Public Health England issues rare alert over illicit prescription drugs
Surge in tablets sold as benzodiazepines, used to treat anxiety or insomnia, linked to hospitalisations and deathsA surge in illicit prescription drugs that have been linked to hospitalisations and deaths in England has prompted health officials to issue a rare national alert.Public Health England (PHE)issued the alert to drug treatment services and healthcare providers about the availability of illicit tablets being sold as benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and diazepam, which can be prescribed to treat anxiety or insomnia.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent Tags: Drugs Health Society UK news Science NHS Source Type: news

The adulterated XANAX pill: a fatal intoxication with etizolam and caffeine - Kolbe V, Rentsch D, Boy D, Schmidt B, Kegler R, B üttner A.
A 49-year old man was found dead at home next to a glass containing a dried, white, crystalline substance and near a bag containing pills with the imprint XANAX, the trade name of alprazolam. A comprehensive screening of material collected during the autop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Among Skilled Workers - a Pilot Study
[The Conversation Africa] More than ever, the world is facing a challenge of non-medical use of prescription drugs among people of all ages, genders and occupations. Evidence shows that pharmaceutical opioids (tramadol, codeine, or morphine), barbiturates such as pentobarbital sodium, benzodiazepines (diazepam and alprazolam), and amphetamines are the most common types of prescription medication used in a non-medical context. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

UCB Acquires Engage Therapeutics: Staccato(R) Alprazolam - A potential Solution for Acute On-demand Seizure Management for People Living With Epilepsy
Underlines UCB's leadership in epilepsy by adding Staccato® Alprazolam, a drug-device-combination with the potential to be the first on-demand, single-use treatment to rapidly terminate an active epileptic seizure Staccato® Alprazolam could be a... Devices, Drug Delivery, Neurology, Mergers & Acquisitions UCB , Engage Therapeutics, Staccato Alprazolam, epileptic seizure (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meds Like Valium, Xanax Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- Taking benzodiazepines -- drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Halcion or Ativan -- to treat anxiety or insomnia before pregnancy boosts the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, new research suggests. Ectopic pregnancy is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Benzodiazepines Tied to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy
Use of drugs like Valium or Xanax before pregnancy may increase the risk for ectopic pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Women and Girls Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Understanding the link between nicotine use and misuse of 'benzos'
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Lately, misuse of prescription benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam or Xanax, and diazepam or Valium) has been linked to nicotine use. Evidence of how nicotine 'sets up' a craving for benzodiazepines -- often called 'benzos' -- in animal laboratory studies has been published in the open-access journal eNeuro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Plus Xanax, Valium: A Dangerous Mix
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Plus Xanax, Valium: A Dangerous Mix
THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 -- People who regularly drink to excess are also likely to use benzodiazepines, a new study finds. These drugs -- like Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), and Restoril... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- The number of kids overdosing on commonly prescribed anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan has risen dramatically during the past decade, a new study shows. Child and teenage ODs caused by these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lead Defendant Pleads Guilty in Drug Conspiracy That Produced, Distributed Powerful Synthetic Opioid
Guilty plea, drug conspiracy, synthetic opioid, opioid, Georgia, pill manufacturing, illegal, drug trafficking, Walker Forrester, Loganville GA, carfentanyl, alprazolam, marijuana, Kolbie Watters, Augusta GA, Jonathan Lester, Armand Saedi, Morgan Slaton, Hoschton GA, Atlanta GA, Xanax, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 13, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Scientists find caffeine in 100% of donor blood samples - and 70% contained anti-anxiety drug Xanax
Oregon State University researchers tested 18 batches of pure human blood serum from blood banks and all of them contained coffee, 72% contained Xanax, and 44% contained cough drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Portland Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking in Counterfeit Pills and Illegally Possessing a Firearm
South Portland ME, counterfeit drug, counterfeit pills, trafficking, Colin Harle, counterfeit alprazolam, Xanax, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - November 21, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

alprazolam (Xanax)
Title: alprazolam (Xanax)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/14/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Retiran del mercado medicamento gen érico de Xanax
Skip to content ... Retiran del mercado medicamento gen érico de Xanax ... Temen riesgos asociados a una posible contaminación de Alprazolam a nivel nacional. ... AARP, 31 de octubre de 2019 | Comme... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 3, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Recall of Generic Version of Xanax Is Announced by F.D.A.
The manufacturer, Mylan Pharmaceuticals, said a batch of alprazolam tablets distributed in July and August might contain a foreign substance. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Karen Zraick Tags: Xanax (Drug) Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Recalls and Bans of Products Food and Drug Administration Mylan Inc alprazolam Source Type: news

Xanax recalled for possible "foreign substance"
Drugmaker Mylan cites risk of infection from unnamed "foreign material" in the popular prescription anti-anxiety drug (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Generic Xanax Drug Recalled Due To ‘ Foreign Substance, ’ Infection Risk
(CNN) — Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling one lot of the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam — commonly sold under the brand name Xanax — “due to the potential presence of foreign substance,” the company said last week. The company said the likelihood that someone would fall ill “is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be ruled out.” Mylan added that, as of the announcement on Friday, it had not gotten any reports of adverse events linked to that particular lot. Mylan declined to provide additional information about the product or foreign s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Recall Source Type: news

Generic Xanax recalled nationwide over 'foreign substance' fears
Mylan, the drugmaker behind Alprazolam, a generic form of Xanax issued a nationwide recall of one lot of the anxiety medication on Friday over fears a 'foreign substance' in it could cause infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Alprazolam Tablets, ...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Oct. 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot (see table below) of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, to the consumer/user level. This lot is being recalled due to the potential presence of foreign substance. Clinical impact from the foreign material, if present, is expected to be rare, but the remote risk of infection to a patient cannot be ruled out. To date, Mylan has not received any...This story is related to the following:Medicinal, Pharmaceutical& Nutraceutical Tablets (Source: Industrial Newsroom - ...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Anti-anxiety med recalled due to 'foreign substance' and infection risk
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling one lot of the anti-anxiety medication alprazolam -- commonly sold under the brand name Xanax -- "due to the potential presence of foreign substance," the company said last week. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Lot of Generic Form of Xanax Recalled Due to Potential Contaminate
So far, Mylan says it has not received any reports of harm caused by the recalled lot (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

One Lot of Generic Form of Xanax Recalled Due to Potential Contaminate
MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 -- One lot of alprazolam (generic form of Xanax) is being recalled by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. due to potential contamination that poses a risk for infection. The recall is for lot number 8082708 of alprazolam tablets, USP... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Xanax Recalled for Potential Contamination
One lot of alprazolam, brand name Xanax, is being recalled by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. due to potential contamination that poses a risk of infection. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nationwide recall of Xanax due to possible "foreign substance"
Drugmaker Mylan cites risk of infection posed by unnamed material in popular prescription anti-anxiety drug (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan Pharmaceuticals Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, Due to the Potential of Foreign Substance
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc. is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot (see table below) of Alprazolam Tablets, USP C-IV 0.5 mg, to the consumer/user level. This lot is being recalled due to the potential presence of foreign substance (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - October 27, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Jury Convicts Shamo of Leading Drug Trafficking Network
Aaron Michael Shamo, fentanyl, alprazolam, China, fake oxycodone pills, counterfeit Xanax, pill presses, Pharma-Master, Dark Net, AlphaBay, U.S. mail, criminal enterprise, Cottonwood Heights UT, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Xanax overdose
Taking too much Xanax can cause mild to serious side effects, and taking other drugs along with Xanax can increase the risk of overdose. Learn about the symptoms, risks, and treatments of a Xanax overdose here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does Xanax feel like?
Xanax is a benzodiazepine, a class of drug that treats anxiety and panic disorders. It usually takes less than an hour to kick in and has a calming, relaxing effect. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does Xanax last?
This article looks at how long its effects last, when the drug expires, what withdrawal is like, and other factors to consider. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you take Adderall and Xanax together?
Adderall and Xanax are two medications that affect the central nervous system in opposite ways. Learn about whether it is safe to take them together and about the possible risks here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Too Few U.S. Opioid Users Are Getting OD Antidote
The new CDC report finds that too few doctors are prescribing naloxone as recommended to patients taking high-dose opioids or opioids plus benzodiazepines (such as Valium and Xanax), or to those with a substance use disorder. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?
This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Misuse of Alprazolam Common in the United Kingdom
Survey shows nonmedical use of the antianxiety drug is most common among younger adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Misuse of Alprazolam Common in the United Kingdom
FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- Nonmedical use of alprazolam is a significant issue in the United Kingdom, particularly among younger adults, according to a study published online June 4 in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. Joanna Hockenhull,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cyclobenzaprine vs. Xanax (alprazolam)
Title: Cyclobenzaprine vs. Xanax (alprazolam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/6/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - June 6, 2019 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Study examines potential misuse of anti-anxiety medication
(Wiley) There is concern about the misuse of the sedative anti-anxiety medication alprazolam (Xanax) because of the 'high' it can create. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study found that non-medical use of alprazolam in the United Kingdom is a significant issue, and it appears to be more prevalent in younger adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Sertraline (Zoloft)
Title: Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Sertraline (Zoloft)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - May 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Temazepam (Restoril)
Title: Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Temazepam (Restoril)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - May 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Doctors, Patients Struggle with Benzodiazepine Use
Along with Xanax, benzodiazepines include familiar brand names like the tranquilizer Valium (diazepam) and another anti-anxiety medication, Klonopin (clonazepam). (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
When taken in early pregnancy, the anti-anxiety drugs called benzodiazepins raise the risk for a miscarriage in the first trimester by 11%, according to new research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Obstetrics, News, Source Type: news

Anxiety Meds Like Valium, Xanax Could Raise Miscarriage Risk
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2019 -- Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fake Xanax pills containing fentanyl circulating in Halifax
Frontline outreach workers say they are seeing a rise in the number of fake Xanax pills circulating in the Halifax area that contain the deadly opioid fentanyl. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Hydroxyzine vs. Xanax
Title: Hydroxyzine vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/28/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 28, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study reports. Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

UK Sales of Xanax and other Prescription Psychiatric Drugs Increasing via the Darknet
Sales of prescription psychiatric drugs such as Xanax and diazepam via darknet online drug markets have increased in the UK at an alarming rate, according to new research by the University of Kent and King's College London. The findings validate concerns that non-medical prescription drug use (NMPDU) is becoming increasingly common in the UK and that policy makers need to act to address this issue. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 26, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Illegal Xanax and fake versions linked to at least 200 deaths in UK
Xanax and counterfeited versions of the anxiety drug have been linked to at least 204 deaths in the UK since 2015, such as that of 20-year-old Essex student Kyle Remzi, who died in 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news