Use of amphetamine-type stimulants among emergency department patients with untreated opioid use disorder - Chawarski MC, Hawk K, Edelman EJ, O'Connor P, Owens P, Martel S, Coupet E, Whiteside L, Tsui JI, Rothman R, Cowan E, Richardson L, Lyons MS, Fiellin DA, D'Onofrio G.
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Concurrent use of amphetamine-type stimulants among individuals with opioid use disorder can exacerbate social and medical harms, including overdose risk. The study evaluated rates of amphetamine-type stimulant use among patients with untr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Notes from the field: Amphetamine use among workers with severe hyperthermia - eight states, 2010-2019 - Karasick AS, Thomas RJ, Cannon DL, Fagan KM, Bray PA, Hodgson MJ, Tustin AW.
Workers can develop hyperthermia when core body temperature rises because of heat stress (environmental heat plus metabolic heat from physical activity) (1). Amphetamines are central nervous system stimulants that can induce hyperthermia independently or i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Amphetamine Use Among Workers with Severe Hyperthermia - Eight States, 2010-2019
This report describes cases of workers who developed heat-related illnesses after taking amphetamines and working in a hot environment. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 30, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Extreme Heat Heat related Illness & Injury Heat Stress MMWR Morbidity Mortality Weekly Report Workplace Wellness Safety Source Type: news

Amphetamine and methamphetamine poisonings attended by emergency services: clinical characteristics and the usefulness of laboratory confirmation - Zawadzka WA.
OBJECTIVE. To determine whether clinical and toxicologic findings differed between cases of amphetamine (AMP) and methamphetamine (mAMP) poisoning attended in 2 Balearic Island hospital emergency departments. Methods. Retrospective observational study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High Rate of Stimulant Use in Opioid ED Cases High Rate of Stimulant Use in Opioid ED Cases
Nearly 40% of hundreds of opioid abusers at several emergency departments were positive for amphetamine-type stimulants, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Analysis of amphetamine and methamphetamine contents in seized tablets from Jazan, Saudi Arabia by liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS) and chemometric techniques - Alhazmi HA, Ahsan W, Al Bratty M, Javed SA, El-Sharkawy KA, Khalid A, Alsalem HM, Hakami AM, Attafi MA, Oraiby ME.
A number of illegal amphetamine tablets were seized from three different cities of Jazan province of southern Saudi Arabia and were analyzed for amphetamine and methamphetamine contents using LC-MS/MS technique. Analyses were performed using a previously r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Arbor Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Filing Acceptance of New Drug Application (NDA) for AR19, an Investigational ADHD Prescription Stimulant Treatment Specifically Designed to Resist Physical Manipulation for Nonmedical Misuse or Abuse
If approved, AR19 would be the first-ever FDA-approved ADHD stimulant medication designed to resist manipulation for nonmedical use, which may help to deter misuse and abuse by intranasal, intravenous and smoking routes of administration ATLANTA, May 13... Biopharmaceuticals, FDA Arbor Pharmaceuticals, amphetamine, ADHD (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Burning fat with brain-sparing amphetamines without harmful side effects
(Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia) The team of Ana Domingos, principal investigator at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ci ê ncia (IGC) and Associate Professor of the University of Oxford, together with Gon ç alo Bernardes, principal investigator at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM) and Reader at the University Cambridge, have modified amphetamine so that does not enter the brain while avoiding its known side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 13, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fatal α-PVP and amphetamine poisoning during a sauna and autoerotic practices - Lunetta P, Kriikku P, Tikka J, Ojanperä I.
We describe the sudden death of a middle-aged man while having a sauna under the influence of α-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (α-PVP) (PM blood concentration: 0.8 mg/L), amphetamine (0.34 mg/L), and other drugs (buprenorphine, benzodiazepines), and engaging... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Speeding: a review of self-reported effects of amphetamine-type stimulants (ATS) - Green B, Hayllar J, Anderson C.
Speeding: A review of self-reported effects of Amphetamine-type Stimulants (ATS). BACKGROUND: Despite well-publicized adverse effects, Amphetamine-type Stimulants (ATS) continue to be widely used. The self-report of ATS users provides a valuable so... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Amphetamine and methamphetamine poisonings attended in hospital emergency departments: clinical features and the usefulness of laboratory confirmation - Roset Ferrer C, Gomila Mu ñiz I, Elorza Guerrero MÁ, Puiguriguer Ferrando J, Leciñena Estean MÁ, Tuero León G, Sahuquillo Frías L, Ripoll Vera T, Socias Crespi L, Sanchís Cortés P, Barcelo Martin B.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether clinical and toxicologic findings differed between cases of amphetamine (AMP) and methamphetamine (mAMP) poisoning attended in 2 Balearic Island hospital emergency departments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lannett To Commence Marketing Generic Adderall(R) XR
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 12, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) today announced that it expects to commence marketing in the coming months a generic version of Adderall XR®, an extended-release mixed salt of ... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Product Launch Lannett Company, Shire Plc, Adderall, amphetamine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - December 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Safety and efficacy of an on-site intensive treatment protocol for mild and moderate sympathomimetic toxicity at australian music festivals - Douglas N, Carew J, Johnson D, Green M, Wilson N, Donovan J, Mulherin T, Holbery-Morgan L, Bourke E, Smith E.
INTRODUCTION: Serotonin and sympathomimetic toxicity (SST) after ingestion of amphetamine-based drugs can lead to severe morbidity and death. There have been evaluations of the safety and efficacy of on-site treatment protocols for SST at music festivals. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Component analysis of illicit morphia tablets (clandestine laboratory preparation) using gas chromatography mass spectrometry: a case study - Usman M, Jamshaid T, Naseer A, Baig Y, Mehmood Z, Shahwar M, Akhtar S, Chaudhary MT, Sarwar M, Tahir MA.
Various synthetic or semi-synthetic drugs like cocaine, amphetamine type stimulants (ATS), and heroin are produced and processed in clandestine laboratories. Every clan lab has its own procedures and protocols for drug synthesis and processing. A drug can ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adzenys ER (Amphetamine Extended-Release Oral Suspension) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Family aggregation of substance use disorders: substance specific, nonspecific, and intrafamilial sources of risk - Farmer RF, Kosty DB, Seeley JR, Gau JM, Klein DN.
OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this investigation was to evaluate substance-specific and nonspecific associations between parental and sibling histories of alcohol, cannabis, amphetamine, and hallucinogen use disorders with proband risk for these conditions... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cannabis and amphetamine use and its psychosocial correlates among school-going adolescents in Ghana - Oppong Asante K.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of cannabis and amphetamine use and to determine its associated factors among school-going adolescents in Ghana. METHOD: The 2012 Ghanaian Global School-based Student Health Survey on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Abbott Targets Drug and Alcohol-Impaired Drivers in New Collaboration
Abbott Laboratories has developed a portable tool to help law enforcement agencies crack down on people driving under the influence. The Abbott Park, IL-based company looks to expand the reach of the diagnostic tool – SoToxa Mobile Test System- through a marketing agreement with Intoximeters. SoToxa is an oral fluid roadside testing solution that rapidly detects recent drug use. The device tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, methadone, amphetamine, and benzodiazepines. Abbott inherited the device when it acquired Alere in 2017 for $5.3 billion. Under the agreement, St. Louis, MO-based Intoximeters will...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between Vyvanse and hypersexuality?
Vyvanse is a brand of amphetamine that doctors may prescribe for ADHD or binge eating disorder (BED). Some research links amphetamine use to hypersexuality, and both ADHD and BED may also affect sexual function. Learn more about the symptoms of hypersexuality and the effects of the drug here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sexual Health / STDs Source Type: news

Prevalence and consequences of the nonmedical use of amphetamine among persons calling poison control centers - Faraone SV, Hess J, Wilens T.
OBJECTIVE: To describe consequences of the nonmedical use (NMU) of prescription amphetamines (AMPs). METHOD: Data from the U.S. National Poison Data System yielded four groups: intravenous NMU ( IV NMU) intentionally injected AMP, Nasal NMU intenti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

These Dietary Supplements Were Linked to Serious Health Problems in Young People
Supplements promising flashy results like weight loss, muscle building and energy are sending kids and young adults to the hospital, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. An analysis of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) records revealed that, from January 2004 to April 2015, about 1,000 people ages 25 and younger had a health issue linked to dietary supplements. About 40% of them were categorized as severe problems, resulting in 166 hospitalizations and 22 deaths. And those numbers may only be the “tip of the iceberg,” the authors write, since many issues go unreported. Certain s...
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

Early contact with needle-exchange program reduces hepatitis C infection
(Karolinska Institutet) People who inject drugs and who are female, homeless or amphetamine users often share needles and syringes, and consequently run a higher risk of infection hepatitis C virus infection that affect the liver. However, as a new doctoral thesis from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden demonstrates, early contact with a needle-exchange program can have a protective effect. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mydayis (Mixed Salts of a Single-entity Amphetamine Product Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 31, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CVS Will Only Sell Supplements That Have Been Third-Party Tested for Safety
CVS Pharmacy announced May 15 that it will only sell vitamins and supplements that have been third-party-tested for safety and label accuracy, in an effort to bring order to the notoriously under-regulated world of health and dietary aids. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not vet the contents of vitamins and supplements. The agency primarily intervenes when problems are reported and a product needs to be removed from the market, so supplements can hit stores bearing their manufacturer’s unchecked claims. Studies have shown that many supplements for sale—particularly those intended for weight-loss&mdas...
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized CVS Diet/Nutrition Supplements Vitamins Source Type: news

Psychosocial Interventions for Amphetamine Addiction Psychosocial Interventions for Amphetamine Addiction
Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychosocial interventions for individuals with cocaine and amphetamine addiction.Medscape Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - May 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children
(CNN) — The first medical device to treat childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was OK’d Friday by the US Food and Drug Administration. Designated for children ages 7 to 12 who are not currently on medication for the disorder, the device delivers a low-level electrical pulse to the parts of the brain responsible for ADHD symptoms. “This new device offers a safe, non-drug option for treatment of ADHD in pediatric patients through the use of mild nerve stimulation, a first of its kind,” Carlos Peña, director of the Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices in...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN ADHD Source Type: news

In Youth With ADHD, New-Onset Psychosis Up With Amphetamines
THURSDAY, March 21, 2019 -- For adolescents and young adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new-onset psychosis occurs more often with amphetamine use versus methylphenidate use, according to a study published in the March 21... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

With ADHD, amphetamine has double the psychosis risk of methylphenidate
(Reuters Health) - Children and young adults with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who are treated with the stimulants amphetamine or methylphenidate face a small but significant risk of developing psychosis, with amphetamine products twice as likely to spark at problem, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Epidemiology of khat (Catha edulis) consumption among university students: a meta-analysis - Ayano G, Yohannis K, Abraha M.
BACKGROUND: Khat is amphetamine-like substance commonly consumed by students when they wish to study for long hours especially during examination periods. Khat consumption is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular problems, stroke, myocardial in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Amphetamine-type stimulants analysis in oral fluid based on molecularly imprinting extraction - Sorribes-Soriano A, Esteve-Turrillas FA, Armenta S, Amor ós P, Herrero-Martínez JM.
A methamphetamine-based molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP) has been prepared by bulk polymerization to recognize new psychoactive substances (NPS) of the amphetamine, cathinones and 2C families in oral fluid samples, being the first precedent of a synthet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Physical and psychosocial factors associated with psychostimulant use in a nationally representative sample of French adolescents: specificities of cocaine, amphetamine, and ecstasy use - C éline B, François B, Stanislas S.
PURPOSE: Patterns of psychostimulant (PST) use, psychological and physical factors, and family relationships were investigated in a nationally representative sample of adolescents. The differences between users of cocaine (Cc), ecstasy/MDMA, and amphetamin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Evaluation of amphetamine-related hospitalizations and associated clinical outcomes and costs in the United States - Winkelman TNA, Admon LK, Jennings L, Shippee ND, Richardson CR, Bart G.
IMPORTANCE: Despite indications of increasing amphetamine availability and psychostimulant deaths in the United States, evidence across data sources is mixed, and data on amphetamine-related hospitalizations are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To clarify trend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Amphetamine use, abuse and dependence claim lines increased over 3,000 percent in 10 years
(FAIR Health) The period from 2007 to 2017 marks the time from just before and since the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (Mental Health Parity Act). That law required most group health plans that cover physical and behavioral health to provide the same level of coverage for behavioral services as for medical and surgical services. FAIR Health data show that private insurance claim lines for behavioral health diagnoses increased 320 percent overall from 2007 to 2017. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women
Increase in amphetamine - , opioid - related deliveries disproportionate between rural vs. urban counties (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women
FRIDAY, Nov. 30, 2018 -- The incidence of amphetamine and opioid use has increased among pregnant women, especially in rural counties, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in the American Journal of Public Health. Lindsay K. Admon, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meth And Opioid Use Rising During Pregnancy, Study Finds
According to the results of a new study, amphetamine and opioid use in pregnancy increased significantly over the past decade in the U.S. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 30, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Overshadowed by opioids, Meth is back and hospitalizations surge
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Opioids Are In the Spotlight. But Meth Hospitalizations Are Surging
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46%. The most significant increases were in Western states. The surge in hospitalizations and deaths due to amphetamines “is just totally off the radar,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Astronomical Rise in Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations, Costs Astronomical Rise in Amphetamine-Related Hospitalizations, Costs
This study shows disturbing and dramatic trends in increased amphetamine-related hospitalizations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Intoxicated aggression: do alcohol and stimulants cause dose-related aggression? A review - Kuypers K, Verkes RJ, Van Den Brink W, van Amsterdam J, Ramaekers JG.
RATIONALE: Violence and drug use are significant public health challenges that are strongly linked. It is known that alcohol plays a major role in the causation of unnatural deaths and that stimulants like cocaine and amphetamine are often implicated in ag... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is Evekeo?
Evekeo is an amphetamine-based medication that is used to treat narcolepsy, ADHD, and excess weight. Evekeo is the trade name as there is no generic amphetamine drug. It is a controlled substance, due to the risk of dependence and adverse effects. Find out more about this drug, its uses, and the risks involved. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pharmacy / Pharmacist Source Type: news

Global methamphetamine trends: an evolving problem - Stoneberg DM, Shukla RK, Magness MB.
The methamphetamine (meth) problem is increasing in regions around the world. As the most widely manufactured amphetamine-type stimulant, it is the second most commonly used illicit drug worldwide. Outside of governmental sources, few studies have examined... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Crisis under the radar: illicit amphetamine use is reaching epidemic proportions and contributing to resource over-utilization at a level 1 trauma center - Gemma VA, Chapple KA, Goslar PW, Israr S, Petersen SR, Weinberg JA.
INTRODUCTION: Trauma centers reported illicit amphetamine use in approximately 10% of trauma admissions in the previous decade. From experience at a trauma center located in a southwestern metropolis, our perception is that illicit amphetamine use is on th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Huge surge in kids poisoned by ADHD pills since 2000
Between 2000 and 2014, around 10,000 American children under 19 were hospitalized, and three died after taking methylphenidate or amphetamine, a new study reveals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Unnecessary And Accidental Use Of ADHD Drugs Increases Over 60%, Study Suggests
(CNN) — Exposure to common medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has increased by more than 60% in US children and adolescents, according to a new study. The study, published Monday in the journal Pediatrics, looked at all calls to US poison control centers for unintentional or intentional exposure to ADHD medications between 2000 and 2014 among children and adolescents. The researchers found that the number of calls increased from 7,018 in 2000 to 11,486 in 2014 — a 64% increase. According to the study’s authors, “exposure” refers to the unnecessary ingestion, inh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health ADHD Local TV Source Type: news

Dark classics in chemical neuroscience: "cathinone-derived psychostimulants" - Simmons SJ, Leyrer-Jackson JM, Oliver CF, Hicks C, Muschamp J, Rawls SM, Olive MF.
Cathinone is a plant alkaloid found in khat leaves of perennial shrubs grown in East Africa. Similar to cocaine, cathinone elicits psychostimulant effects which are in part attributed to its amphetamine-like structure. Around 2010, home laboratories began ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorders Linked to Conversion to Schizophrenia
Cannabis, amphetamine, opioid use disorders all linked to conversion from schizotypal disorder (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Cannabis Use Tied to Schizophrenia Conversion (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Similar links found with amphetamine and opioid abuse (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Predictive factors of mortality in acute amphetamine type stimulants poisoning; a review of 226 cases - Rahimi M, Lookzadeh S, Sadeghi R, Soltaninejad K, Shadnia S, Pajoumand A, Hassanian-Moghaddam H, Zamani N, Latifi-Pour M.
In this study we aimed to define the predictive factors of mortality in acute ATS poisoning patient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cross-sectional cause of death comparisons for stimulant and opioid mortality in San Francisco, 2005-2015 - Turner C, Chandrakumar D, Rowe C, Santos GM, Riley ED, Coffin PO.
BACKGROUND: Opioids and stimulants (e.g., cocaine or methamphetamine/amphetamine [MAMP]) are major contributors to acute substance toxicity deaths. Causes of stimulant death have received little attention. We sought to characterize and compare causes of de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news