Twitter fails to take down Xanax adverts
Pfizer experts say the fake pills have been found to contain rat poison, insecticides and lead paint. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax WARNING: New prescription drugs craze is a deadly game of roulette
THE terrifying lottery facing thrill-seeking teenagers who buy the prescription drug Xanax online is today exposed by the Daily Express. Our investigation highlights the potentially deadly risk youngsters face when trying to obtain the highly addictive anti-anxiety medication for recreational use. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Genetic Test Could Help Predict the Right Antidepressant For You
Depression is a complicated condition, and so are the people it affects. It’s often difficult — and can take months or even years — to find the right drugs to treat the heterogeneous mood disorder. But for decades, doctors have been treating depression essentially by prescribing a drug and hoping for the best. They rely on asking people about their family history of mental illness and fold in as much information as they can about symptoms. Since 2010, however, there has been a genetic test that can help doctors learn how a person’s genetic makeup can also affect their response to various antidepress...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain Depression healthy time Source Type: news

Outaouais teens abusing non-prescription Xanax they buy online
Teens in the Outaouais are increasingly consuming Xanax pills purchased online — a dangerous trend that's putting them at risk, the region's addiction prevention authority warns. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Ottawa Source Type: news

Xanax: Children as young as 11 taking anxiety drug
Children are "self-medicating" with an anxiety drug often sold to them by schoolmates, the BBC finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pharmacist drug dealers: This man sold us 60 Xanax tablets for £150
A Daily Mail investigation has uncovered evidence of chemists illegally selling highly addictive medication for cash without asking for prescriptions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Are Over-Prescribed In Patients On Benzodiazepines
BOSTON (CBS) — Opioids can be risky when taken alone, but when taken with sedatives called benzodiazepines, the combination can be particularly dangerous, even deadly. Yet, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry, the chances of receiving a new opioid prescription is 83%  higher for patients on benzodiazepines compared with the general population. Benzodiazepines include medications like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan. Both opioids and benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness and can suppress the part of the brain which controls your breathing, so if you use too much of either one or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Doctors Warned About Prescribing Sedatives And Opioids
BOSTON (CBS) — Opioids can be risky when taken alone, but when taken with sedatives called benzodiazepines, the combination can be particularly dangerous, even deadly. Yet, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry, the chances of receiving a new opioid prescription is 83%  higher for patients on benzodiazepines compared with the general population. Benzodiazepines include medications like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan. Both opioids and benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness and can suppress the part of the brain which controls your breathing, so if you use too much of either one or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Illegal Xanax tranquiliser craze is creating teenage 'zombies'
Xanax, a brand name of a class of drugs called benzodiazepine, is causing adolescents to suffer memory blackouts and personality changes. The medication is banned by the NHS, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gabapentin vs. Xanax
Title: Gabapentin vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/22/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - March 22, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Stars including Eminem and Drake fueling illegal tranquiliser use
Benzodiazepine, a class of drug better known as the brand name Xanax, is banned by the NHS but available on prescription in the US, leading to border official seizing millions of the pills in recent years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax: The anxiety drug putting lives at risk
Counterfeit Xanax tablets laced with a deadly painkiller are being used as a party drug (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flubromazolam: a potent designer benzodiazepine
Flubromazolam 3 out of 5 stars Flubromazolam — A new life-threatening designer benzodiazepine. Lukasik-Glebocka M et al. Clin Toxicol 2016;54:66-68. Abstract Last month, the Peoria (IL) Journal-Star reported that local police had seized samples of two rarely seen designer sedatives: flubromazolam (alleged street name “liquid Xanax“) and etizolam. This paper from Poland presents a case report of flubromazolam exposure. A 27-year-old male known to use psychotropic drugs was brought to hospital after being found unconscious at home. On arrival he was comatose with a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3. On...
Source: The Poison Review - February 28, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical benzodiazepine analog designer drug etizolam flubromazolam liquid xanax sedative-hypnotic Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Looking Like America ’ s Next Drug Crisis
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - February 22, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Dependence, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis
THURSDAY, Feb. 22, 2018 -- America is well aware of its opioid epidemic, but there's a hidden crisis brewing with prescription sedatives such as Xanax and Valium, a new review warns. Known as benzodiazepines, overdose deaths involving these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 22, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lexapro vs. Xanax
Title: Lexapro vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

'Xanax made my daughter an aggressive zombie'
A mum describes how she had her daughter arrested after she became violent because of the drug alprazolam. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax misuse: doctors warn of 'emerging crisis' as UK sales rise
UK makes up 22% of global sales of the highly addictive anti-anxiety drug on the dark web‘My personality changed’: Johnny, 16, on Xanax addictionThe UK is the second-largest market for untraceable online sales of Xanax in the world, research has found, prompting warnings from doctors, MPs and youth workers of an “emerging crisis”.Data revealed to the Guardian shows that the UK accounts for 22% of all global trades of the highly addictive anti-anxiety medication on the dark web or darknet, the collective name for hidden and anonymised websites.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: Health Drugs Pharmaceuticals industry Young people Anxiety Health policy Politics Society Science UK news Source Type: news

Another celebrity victim of Big Pharma: Autopsy report shows Tom Petty died of a prescription drug overdose
(Natural News) Rockstar Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose, an autopsy has revealed. The Los Angeles County coroner determined in a report earlier this month that Petty, 66, was determined to have a variety of pain meds in his system at the time of his death, including fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An Illinois doctor traded drugs for sex and cash. He just pleaded guilty.
The first scheme that Constantino Perales ran involved some simple math. He'd provide a drug dealer with hundreds of oxycodone and Xanax pills and the man would pay the doctor $15 to $20 for every tablet he sold, according to federal prosecutors. The second scheme was even simpler, if baser. Perales would write prescriptions for the drugs; […]Related:The moral differences between pro- and anti-vaccine parents‘The Woebot will see you now’ — the rise of chatbot therapyA woman with a transplanted uterus just gave birth — a first for the U.S. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Xanax works (video)
(American Chemical Society) Whether or not you have anxiety, you've probably heard of Xanax. But what's in this popular and widely prescribed drug, and how does it work? This new video from Reactions describes how Xanax works in the anxious brain: https://youtu.be/Kq6oNcd3d-U. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

6 Questions You MUST Ask Before Checking into Rehab: An Interview with VH1 Addiction Counselor Bob Forrest
The gentleman on the other end of the telephone line has seen the best and worst of humanity and has soared and stumbled, struggled and survived. He emerged from the throes of addiction to claim a new identity; Rehab Bob. According to his website, “Bob Forrest lived a drug-fueled life in the L.A. indie rock scene of the ’80s and ’90s as the frontman for Thelonious Monster. He was known as one of the worst junkies in Hollywood at the time. But after 24 stints in rehab, he finally got sober in 1996. Since then he has dedicated his life to becoming a drug counselor who specializes in reaching the u...
Source: Psych Central - November 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Addictions Interview Substance Abuse Treatment Addiction Recovery Alcoholism Celebrity Rehab Drug rehabilitation opiate addiction opioid crisis Source Type: news

Xanax vs. Valium
Title: Xanax vs. ValiumCategory: MedicationsCreated: 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/3/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 3, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Buspirone vs. Xanax
Title: Buspirone vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Hopkins Nursing—Dean on Thought Diversity / Specialty Leaders
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - September 29, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Engage Therapeutics raises $23m Series A for epilepsy drug-device therapy
Summit, N.J.-based Engage Therapeutics said today that it closed a $23 million Series A round to fund a Phase IIb trial of its lead product, Staccato alprazolam. The round was led by TPG Biotech, Adage Capital Management and Lumira Capital. The drug-device product combines a hand-held inhaler technology, which is FDA-approved, with alprazolam, an FDA-approved benzodiazepine. If the FDA OKs the combination product, Engage Therapeutics said it would be the first of its kind indicated to rapidly stop seizure activity. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Engage Therapeutics ra...
Source: Mass Device - September 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Funding Roundup Neurological Pharmaceuticals engagetherapeutics Source Type: news

Alprazolam vs. Diazepam (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)
Title: Alprazolam vs. Diazepam (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/26/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 26, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

FDA Issues Warning About Mixing Opioid Addiction Treatments With Other Meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration issued new warnings Wednesday about the dangers of combining medication for opioid addiction with anti-anxiety medicines and other drugs that also slow breathing and brain activity. The FDA warned that mixing such drugs can cause difficulty breathing, coma or death, so it should be done with caution. The agency said a growing number of people fighting opioid addiction with methadone or buprenorphine also take other prescription drugs that slow action of the central nervous system. The warning lists several dozen brand-name and generic drugs that could be risky, in...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - September 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Linda A. Johnson, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

WATCH: Anxiety on the rise among Americans
A trending New York Times article suggests the United States has transformed from the "Prozac Nation" of the '90s to an anxiety-ridden Xanax nation today. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

11 middle-schoolers hospitalized after sharing Xanax
Eleven students at a middle school in Southern California, some as young as 11, were hospitalized Monday after taking prescription anti-anxiety pills, according to school officials. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trump Is Ruining My Teeth
It shouldn’t have been a shock when my tooth broke off, but of course, it was. For months, my jaw and teeth have been in a constant state of clenching and grinding. Now, a molar had broken in half, pushed over the edge by one bite of a salted caramel cookie and a steady diet of political news-induced stress. Research shows that as much as 70 percent of bruxism (the medical term for jaw and tooth grinding) occurs as a result of stress and anxiety. For me, the issue started after November’s election, when, like millions of other Americans (or to be exact, 57 percent, according to the American Psychological Associ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teenagers ill after taking prescription drug Xanax
Young people have been "deliberately risking their health", Wiltshire Police says. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer ’ s Patients
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - April 10, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology, Pulmonology, News, Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
Researchers suspect people may breathe saliva or food into their lungs due to fatigue from the drugs Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Alzheimer's Disease, Medicines, Pneumonia (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
MONDAY, April 10, 2017 -- Alzheimer's patients given sedatives such as Valium or Xanax may have an increased risk for pneumonia, a new study warns. People with Alzheimer's disease are often given these drugs, called benzodiazepines, over the long... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 10, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
Title: Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix
30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions, Pain Relievers, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 -- Mixing opioid painkillers with common anxiety and sleep medications is a prescription for a deadly overdose, a new U.S. study shows. Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic medications, nearly 30 percent also involved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

This Prescription Drug Is Implicated In Almost A Third Of All Opioid Overdose Deaths
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

How to quickly release stress in less than five minutes
(Natural News) Our lives certainly aren’t getting any less stressful, and more and more people are stepping away from health damaging, addictive drugs like Xanax to calm their nerves, and are instead healing themselves through natural remedies. Reflexology or “zone therapy” is a natural treatment that has successfully been used since ancient times to fight pain,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For These Women, A Period Triggers A Living Hell
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For These Women, A Period Triggers A Living Hell
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.   Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How One Woman Finally Overcame Her Lifelong Anxiety
For decades, Monique Barry was tortured by incessant anxiety (her daughter’s rough day at school? proof the child’s life was ruined) and baseless guilt (choosing a bad restaurant? a hanging offense!). Then she learned that her garden-variety neuroses might be something else: the trauma of her ancestors, passed down through the generations.   Nobody likes me, said my daughter, Elyse, inhaling dry cereal as she bopped to Taylor Swift on the car radio. It was the end of her first week at a new school. “I’m sure that’s not true,” I said, gripping the steering wheel. My heart rattled. My...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Niravam (Alprazolam) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ativan vs. Xanax
Title: Ativan vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/14/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Garry Shandling Died Of A Blood Clot, According To Autopsy Report
Garry Shandling died from a blood clot, TMZ reported on Tuesday after it obtained a copy of the comedian’s autopsy report. The outlet said that Shandling also had Xanax, hydrocodone and oxycodone in his system at the time, attributed to a recent dentist surgery.  The 66-year-old died earlier this year on March 24. According to the report, Shandling had complained of leg pain and shortness of breath the day before his death. The Emmy-winning actor was best known for his work on “The Larry Sanders Show” and “It’s Garry Shandling’s Show,” as well as his hilarious c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news