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

Comparison of concentrations of drugs between blood samples with and without fluoride additive —important findings for Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol and amphetamine - Wiedfeld C, Krueger J, Skopp G, Musshoff F.
Fluoride is a common stabilizing agent in forensic toxicology to avoid the frequent problem of degradation of drugs in blood samples especially described for cocaine. In cases only samples with addition of fluoride are available, it is a crucial questio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Amphetamine abuse disrupts development of mouse prefrontal cortex
(Society for Neuroscience) Recreational drug use during adolescence may disrupt development of an understudied part of the prefrontal cortex, according to a study of male mice published in eNeuro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discordant reporting of nonmedical amphetamine use among Adderall-using high school seniors in the US - Palamar JJ, Le A.
BACKGROUND: Amphetamine is the most prevalent prescription stimulant in the United States, both medically and nonmedically. Reliable data on nonmedical use is needed to continue to inform prevention. To determine whether adolescents accurately self-report ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

ADHD Drug Misuse A Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse
That could lead to an undercount of the extent of the problem, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse
That could lead to an undercount of the extent of the problem, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adderall Misuse May Be Hidden Part of Teen Amphetamine Abuse
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- American teens underestimate their use of amphetamines, likely because many don't know that the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug Adderall is an amphetamine, a new study suggests. High school and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Teens unaware Adderall is an amphetamine, underreport use
A new study is highlighting a problem with teenagers, the underrporting of amphetamine use mainly due to lack of knowledge of which drugs are amphetamines. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescents underreport amphetamine use, likely unaware that adderall is amphetamine
(New York University) High school seniors appear to be underreporting their nonmedical use of amphetamine, despite reporting using Adderall without a doctor's orders, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a Pumpkin-Shaped Molecule Bring a Different Ending to "Breaking Bad"?
Speed, uppers, chalk, glass, crystal, or whatever you prefer to call them, can be instantly detected from biological fluids with a new portable kit that costs as little as $50. Scientists at the Center for Self-Assembly and Complexity, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), in collaboration with Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), have devised the first methamphetamine and amphetamine sensor that can detect minute concentrations of these drugs from a single drop of urine in real-time. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - September 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Can a pumpkin-shaped molecule bring a different ending to 'Breaking Bad'?
(Institute for Basic Science) A cheap, sensitive, real-time meth and amphetamine drug detector wristband connected to a smartphone app could become the new alcohol breathalyzer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Adzenys ER (Amphetamine Extended-Release Oral Suspension) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Organic psychosis and nystagmus? consider dextromethorphan toxicity
2 out of 5 stars Dextromethorphan in Cough Syrup: The Poor Man’s Psychosis. Martinak B et al. Psychopharmacol Bull 2017 Sep 15:47:59-63. Full Text Dextromethorphan (DXM) is found in many over-the-counter cough and cold medications. At recommended therapeutic dosage (up to 120 mg per day in divided doses) DXM is safe and has no psychiatric effects. However, DXM and its major metabolite —dextrorphan — act as NMDA receptor antagonists, producing effects similar to those of phencyclidine (PCP) or ketamine when taken in large amounts. The intensity of psychiatric symptoms seen after DXM overdose...
Source: The Poison Review - September 26, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical cough and cold medicine dextromethorphan ketamine over-the-counter phencyclidine Source Type: news

FDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHD FDA Clears Liquid Extended-Release Amphetamine for ADHD
Adzenys ER, a liquid extended-release amphetamine product, is another treatment option for patients aged 6 years and older with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Escalating patterns of emergency health care prior to first admission with amphetamine psychosis: A window of opportunity? - Sara G, Lappin J, Dobbins T, Dunlop AJ, Degenhardt L.
AIM: To describe health service contact in the two years prior to a first hospital admission with amphetamine-related psychosis, and to identify possible opportunities for early intervention. METHOD: Routine health data collections were used to ide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neos Therapeutics Receives U.S. FDA Approval of Adzenys ER (amphetamine) Extended-Release Oral Suspension for ADHD
DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neos Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEOS), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative extended-release products using its proprietary... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - September 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The prognosis following amphetamine poisoning - Horwitz H, Dalhoff KP, Klemp M, Horwitz A, Andersen JT, J ürgens G.
This study investigated the long-term mortality following poisoning by amphetamine or substituted amphetamines. Furthermore, we examined the social problems and somatic and psychiatric co-morbidity related to amphetamine poisoning, and their impact o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Amphetamine combo linked to Islamic State more potent than thought
LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - A synthetic psychoactive drug linked to substance abuse in the Middle East and said to be a fund-raising tool and stimulant for Islamist militants is more dangerous than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

August 2017 RxNorm Release Available for Download
The August 2017 RxNorm Release is now available for download. The August release includes over 15 new 2017-2018 flu vaccine concepts and a new Qualitative Distinction “3-Bead” to distinguish amphetamine products which are not interchangeable. (Source: UMLS News)
Source: UMLS News - August 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Methamphetamine : epidemiology, clinical importance and sequelae of abuse - Arnaud N, Thomasius T.
Methamphetamine (also known as meth and crystal meth) is a  highly psychoactive synthetic amphetamine type stimulant, which falls under the German Federal Narcotics Law. The substance is similar to other stimulants but has distinct features with respect to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mixed-amphetamine salts expectancies among college students: is stimulant induced cognitive enhancement a placebo effect? - Cropsey KL, Schiavon S, Hendricks PS, Froelich M, Lentowicz I, Fargason R.
INTRODUCTION: Non-medical use of prescription stimulants for cognitive enhancement in college students is increasing, despite evidence showing little benefit in non-clinical populations. The balanced placebo design (BPD) was used to independently evaluate ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Morning administration of oral methamphetamine dose-dependently disrupts nighttime sleep in recreational stimulant users - Herrmann ES, Johnson PS, Bruner NR, Vandrey R, Johnson MW.
INTRODUCTION: Use of amphetamine-type stimulants (e.g., methamphetamine) is associated with acute sleep disruptions. No prior reports have characterized the acute effects of methamphetamine on sleep using polysomnography, the gold standard for objective sl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Discrimination between drug abuse and medical therapy: case report of a tranylcypromine overdose-related fatality - Akhgari M, Jokar F, Etemadi-Aleagha A, Ghasemi A.
Tranylcypromine is an effective antidepressant from the class of monoamine oxidase inhibitors and is structurally related to amphetamine. However, reports differ regarding the potential metabolism of tranylcypromine to amphetamine and methamphetamine withi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study: Most ADHD medications aren't associated with risk of irritability
Irritability is common across psychiatric diagnoses, but is especially common in children with ADHD. Some common ADHD medications are purported to increase irritability, leading doctors and families to avoid them, even though medication is a highly effective treatment. However, a Yale study found that only amphetamine-derived medications were associated with an increase in irritability. Methylphenidates were not. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news