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Untried and unethical: why Nevada's new lethal injection crosses a line
As more drug companies prevent sales of their products for execution, some US states have seized on new, untried drug combinations – raising big ethical issuesToday, Scott Raymond Dozier was scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Nevada ’s Ely State Prison. However, the execution has been postponed over concerns around the untested drug combination proposed as the method of death. The postponement is the latest incident in a series of controversial state executions carried out in the United States this year, and brings to the for eground many concerns and ethical issues around state execution – n...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kathryn Harkup Tags: Science Capital punishment Drugs Chemistry World news US news Florida Ethics 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

Diazepam Injection, USP (Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - October 23, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pregabalin: Spending on 'new valium' greater in north
A charity says prescribers of pregabalin need to be vigilant about a drug that was linked to 111 deaths in a year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangers of drug Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was taking
Doctors warn it is highly unlikely - if not impossible - for diazepam to drive a person to shoot more than 500 people. But many agree that it can have risky adverse effects if the patient isn't monitored. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diazepam Injection, USP (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 28, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Diazepam Injection, USP (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 22, 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

Low-dose diazepam can increase social competitiveness
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have discovered how low-dose anxiolytics increase the social competitiveness of high-anxious individuals by boosting the energy output of mitochondria in an area of the mammalian brain that controls motivation and reward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diastat Acudial (Diazepam Rectal Gel) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 10, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You (And Making You Fat In The Process)
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterization of the ability of diazepam to reverse prescription opioid tolerance - Gonek M, Henderson G, Dewey WL.
We are experiencing an unprecedented opioid overdose epidemic with over 120 people dying every day. Most individuals who become tolerant and dependent on opioids, including the prescription opioids oxycodone and hydrocodone, co-abuse other substances. The ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Doctors partly to blame for opioid addiction | Letters
Dr Hugh van ’t Hoff andMartin Hoban on the use and overuse of painkillersOnly a week ago I told a patient there would be a scandal soon about our over-prescribing of opioid medication for chronic pain. What comes across in your article (Doctors call for action after prescriptions for addictive painkillers double in decade, 6 May) is the absence of any sense of the profession ’s complicity in this process. I suggested to a colleague a few years back that we prescribed too much Valium (diazepam) and opioids. “About the same as everyone else,” was the reply. We are effectively legalised pushers and sho...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Drugs Science NHS Health Society Doctors Alcoholism Smoking Source Type: news

​Former Cincinnati hospital chief indicted
Dr. Barbra Temeck, former acting chief of staff of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, has been indicted on charges of distributing the pain medication hydrocodone and the anti-anxiety drug valium in violation of federal law. The indictment handed up May 3 by a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati didn’t specify to whom the doctor allegedly distributed the controlled substances. However, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington previously reported it had referred allegations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 22, 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

TPR Podcast Episode #14: VX and the Assassination of Kim Jong-Nam
  On February 13, 2017 Kim Jong Nam — half-brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — was attacked by two women in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International airport. The attacks smeared some substance on his face. Within 10 or 15 minutes Mr. Kim collapsed in the airport medical clinic and died apparently in the ambulance on way to hospital.   Days later, Malaysian authorities announced that the nerve agent VX was detected in samples taken from Mr. Kim’s face.   Security camera footage from the airport showing the attack on Mr. Kim and its aftermath can be viewed here. In the video, the ...
Source: The Poison Review - March 30, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow The Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

How to sleep: Never check time and drink herbal tea
No one wants to take Valium, but if you ’re plagued by insomnia, it’s tempting. Anna Magee rounds up natural alternatives – and the best behavioral fixes – to help you finally get some rest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Diazepam Not Helpful for Back Pain (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
Title: Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 28, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 -- For decades, emergency room staff often gave Valium to patients for an acute bout of bad lower back pain. But a new head-to-head trial in an ER environment casts doubt on the notion that Valium or potent painkillers can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening, Diazepam Not Helpful for Back Pain, Connecticut IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out the latest offerings from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Chlamydial infection may result in pelvic inflammatory disease, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 26, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Did the nerve agent VX kill Kim Jong Nam?
Last night Malaysian authorities announced that they identified the nerve agent VX taken off the face of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As the History Channel video above indicates, nerve agents are potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitors that utilize the same mechanism as organophosphate insecticides such as parathion. Conceptually, the effect of VX exposure is simple: wherever in the body acetylcholine acts as a neurotransmitter, nerve agents cause unregulated, chaotic activity. There are generally 3 such sites: muscarinic sites: connections between ner...
Source: The Poison Review - February 24, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical assassination Kim Jong Nam Kuala Lumpur International Airport malaysia murder nerve agent North Korea VX Source Type: news

Placebo and valium are equally effective for acute lower back pain in the ER
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to the results of a double-blind, randomized clinical trial published last week in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Diazepam Is No Better Than Placebo When Added to Naproxen for Acute Low Back Pain'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diazepam Intensol (Diazepam Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 17, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Neurelis closes Series B for intranasal diazepam spray
Neurelis, Inc. said today that it closed a Series B financing round, led by HBM Healthcare Investments. Other investors included LYZZ Capital, which previously led a Series A funding round for the company. Neurelis will use the funds to complete clinical trials for its intranasal diazepam spray and prepare a new drug application to submit to the FDA. The round, which closed at an undisclosed amount, comes just 1 day after the company said that the FDA granted fast track designation for its diazepam spray, NRL-1. The intranasal formulation is being developed for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients with acute repetitive or...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Funding Roundup Neurological Pharmaceuticals Neurelis Inc. Source Type: news

Neurelis wins fast track designation from FDA for intranasal diazepam spray
Neurelis, Inc. said today that it won fast track designation from the FDA for its intranasal diazepam spray. The  nasal formulation of diazepam, which is being developed for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients who experience repititive or cluster seizures, is in the final stage of clinical development, according to Neurelis. The company expects to submit a new drug application to the federal watchdog by early 2018. “We are very excited to have received fast track designation status with the FDA,” president & CEO Craig Chambliss said in prepared remarks. “We are looking forward to work...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Clearance Wall Street Beat Neurelis Inc. Source Type: news

Diazepam (Diazepam Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 4, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)
Title: Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/28/2016 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

Deaths from Fentanyl Overdoses Double In A Single Year
Deaths involving the opioid painkiller fentanyl more than doubled in a single year in the United States, according to a new report. In 2014, 4,200 people in the U.S. died from overdoses involving fentanyl, up from 1,905 people in 2013, the report found. The rate of fentanyl deaths increased from 6 deaths per 1 million people to 13 deaths per 1 million people during that one-year period. The report, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, used a new method to examine drug overdose deaths in the United States. Traditionally, government researchers have used spe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valium (Diazepam Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study Shows Taking Mental Health Medication Is Incredibly Common
If you take medication for a mental health issue, you’re in good company.  Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.  Researchers from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices analyzed public government data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which measures details related to the use of health care and health insurance coverage. They found 16.7 percent of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013, th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Shows Taking Mental Health Medication Is Incredibly Common
If you take medication for a mental health issue, you’re in good company.  Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.  Researchers from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices analyzed public government data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which measures details related to the use of health care and health insurance coverage. They found 16.7 percent of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013, th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Anti-Aging Treatments Pain Scale You Need To Know About
For Allure, by Katie Becker. Discomfort and beauty are always in tension, so we teach ourselves the algorithm of: Is it worth it? We learn the calculations between ouch and better skin (or flatter abs, or a firmer jawline, or...). But you can't do the math without knowing what kind of pain you're in for. We went to the people who know best—the patients—to find out exactly what it feels like to be on the receiving end of all those needles, blades, and lasers. *Pain Meter runs on a scale of 1-5. Botox: An injectable neurotoxin used to temporarily paralyze facial muscles and smooth wrinkles The Patient Report: &q...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)
Title: diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What is it Like to Have PRK Surgery?
What is it like to get PRK corrective eye surgery? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Eric Kolovson, had PRK surgery in both eyes, on Quora: I got PRK done on each eye, one at a time. Both eyes have been healing on slightly different timelines, but here's the general experience: Day 0: The surgery itself is relatively painless. I would compare it to going to the dentist for a cleaning, where you have to lie still for a certain amount of time and endure a bit of discomfort, but there is no real pain. The major...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors turning patients into drug addicts, admit too many patients addicted to tranquilizers
(NaturalNews) For the first time, a major British doctors' association has admitted that too many patients are being prescribed dangerous and addictive benzodiazepine tranquilizers, also known as "benzos."These benzos include Xanax, Restoril and diazepam – a generic drug... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact on reducing availability of controlled medications
More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news