Methamphetamine use in pregnancy, child protection, and removal of infants: Tertiary centre experience from Western Australia - O'Connor A, Harris E, Seeber C, Hamilton D, Fisher C, Sachmann M.
The aim of this study is to explore factors that determine infant removal by Child Protective Services and placement in out of home care, for methamphetamine-using women receiving pregnancy care with Western Australia Women and Newborn Drug and Alcohol Ser... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cognitive deficits in methamphetamine addiction: independent contributions of dependence and intelligence - Fitzpatrick RE, Rubenis AJ, Lubman DI, Verdejo-Garc ía A.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine's effects on brain function have been associated with cognitive deficits, which have a negative impact on clinical outcomes. However, it remains unclear if cognitive deficits relate to methamphetamine dependence (potentially ame... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury and methamphetamine: a double-hit neurological insult - El Hayek S, Allouch F, Razafsha M, Talih F, Gold MS, Wang KK, Kobeissy F.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. TBI causes permanent physical, cognitive, social, and functional impairments. Substance use and intoxication are established risk factors for TBI. Data are e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

San Francisco to open tent 'sobering' center for meth users
A center for people experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis will open in San Francisco to help them get sober in a safe place (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

San Francisco to open tent treatment center for meth users
A center for people experiencing methamphetamine-induced psychosis will open in San Francisco as the city struggles with a rise in drug overdoses and rampant street drug use (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rise in U.S. Stimulant Overdoses, Many Involving Opioids Rise in U.S. Stimulant Overdoses, Many Involving Opioids
Fatal overdoses involving cocaine and other stimulants like methamphetamine have been rising in the U.S. in recent years, and many deaths involve the use of these drugs along with at least one opioid.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine abuse trends in psychiatric emergency services: a retrospective analysis using big data - Miller J, Atala R, Sarangarm D, Tohen M, Sharma S, Bhatt S, Khafaja M, Kroth PJ, Cruz M.
OBJECTIVE: This exploratory retrospective study assessed demographic and hospital utilization characteristics of patients presenting with methamphetamine use to an urban psychiatric emergency service in New Mexico. METHODS: De-identified data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Substance use, intimate partner violence, history of incarceration and vulnerability to HIV among young Black men who have sex with men in a Southern US city - Maiorana A, Kegeles SM, Brown S, Williams R, Arnold EA.
In this longitudinal qualitative study we explored the lived experiences of young Black men who have sex with men in Dallas, Texas in relation to methamphetamine use, intimate partner violence and a history of incarceration as syndemic conditions that may ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Erratum to "Methamphetamine use and cognitive function: a systematic review of neuroimaging research" [Drug Alcohol Depend. 194 (2019) 75-87] - Sabrini S, Wang GY, Lin JC, Kirk IJ, Curley LE.
The publisher regrets that in the published version of this article, author I.J. Kirk was incorrectly listed as J.K. Ian. The correct list of authors is shown below: Sabrini Sa, Wang GYb, Lin JCa, Kirk IJc, Curley LEa The publisher would like ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use and violence: findings from a longitudinal birth cohort - Foulds JA, Boden JM, McKetin R, Newton-Howes G.
AIMS: Evidence linking illicit methamphetamine use to violence perpetration and victimisation comes primarily from cross-sectional studies. These associations have not previously been studied in a longitudinal general population sample. DESIGN: Lon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 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

Study examines opioid involvement in US drug overdoses
(Wiley) A recent analysis published in Addiction reveals how fatal overdoses involving stimulants (cocaine and other psychostimulants, primarily methamphetamine) have been increasing over the past few years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bloody Philippine drug war fails to curb methamphetamine supply: VP
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has only managed to curb the supply of methamphetamines by less than 1% of annual consumption, proof that it has been a bloody failure, his main political rival, the vice president, said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Testing Drivers For Cannabis Is Hard
(CNN) — As a growing number of states legalize cannabis, health officials are increasingly sounding the alarm for technology that can quickly determine when drivers are stoned. A solution for measuring alcohol intoxication has existed since 1954: the Breathalyzer. No such technology yet exists for cannabis, but several tech startups and university scientists say they’re close to commercializing something resembling a cannabis breathalyzer. Still, others are quick to caution the answer is not that simple. Critics note the technology must detect recent cannabis use and also prove that cannabis in a person’s...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Cannabis CNN Source Type: news

Opioid-Meth Habit Particularly Hard to Break
TUESDAY, Dec. 31, 2019 -- Opioid addiction is tough enough to beat, but new research shows that having an accompanying methamphetamine habit may make quitting far more difficult. For the study, researchers looked at 799 people receiving opioid... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 31, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Millions of Americans are driving under the influence of marijuana, CDC says
A new CDC report found that in 2018, 12 million American adults said they had driven under the influence of weed in the 12 months prior to the survey. About 2.3 million said they had driven under the influence of illicit drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of methamphetamine use depends on your genes
(La Trobe University) The research, published in Molecular Psychiatry found that variations in the gene known as BDNF strongly determine the effects of methamphetamine in the brain. This could potentially explain why some users develop methamphetamine-induced psychosis, which is similar to schizophrenia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Age of onset of methamphetamine consumption among the Iranian youth aged 19-29: a cross-sectional study - Darvishzadeh H, Mirzaee M, Jahani Y, Sharifi H.
BACKGROUND: Around the world, one of the main concerns and risky behaviors among youths is methamphetamine consumption. Since the age of onset of methamphetamine use is decreasing, therefore, it is important to identify the effective factors on the age of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The role of childhood maltreatment in cortisol in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in methamphetamine-dependent individuals with and without depression comorbidity and suicide attempts - Pirnia B, Khosravani V, Maleki F, Kalbasi R, Pirnia K, Malekanmehr P, Zahiroddin A.
BACKGROUND: The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation which was found to have an important role in the pathophysiology of depression, suicide, and substance dependence, may be influenced by childhood maltreatment (CM). The present study a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Improvements needed for hepatitis C testing in youth
(Boston Medical Center) A new study led by Boston Medical Center uncovered a need to improve testing rates for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) in young people, specifically those with documented substance use history. In the national data sample, under 30 percent of young patients who reported using opioids, methamphetamine, and/or cocaine were tested for HCV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 10, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Co-addiction of meth and opioids hinders treatment
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) A study published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment found that methamphetamine use was associated with more than twice the risk for dropping out of treatment for opioid-use disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
The Henderson State University academics face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Factorial validity of a substance-use stigma scale in methamphetamine-using adults in China - Chen S, Ma Y, Cai W, Moretta T, Wang X, Liu T, Potenza MN.
BACKGROUND: Despite the large number of individuals who use substances of abuse and the stigma of such behaviors in China, scales have not been developed and validated for assessing substance-use stigma. Given its importance for targeting interventions, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Meth-Related HF Worse, Responds Well to Meds if Abuse Stops Meth-Related HF Worse, Responds Well to Meds if Abuse Stops
Patients with heart failure from methamphetamine abuse tend to be worse off than others with HF, clinically and by echocardiography. But meds work just as well if the meth abuse stops, a study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - November 14, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Developing Novel Therapies for Stimulant Use Disorder - 12/16/2019 - 12/16/2019
In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of overdoses that involve a psychostimulant, such as methamphetamine, cocaine, or prescription. In response to growing rates of stimulant misuse, addiction, and overdose, stakeholders across the U.S. health care system are working to implement strategies designed to ensure that patients with (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 12, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline Marks One Year of Service
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the United Way of Wisconsin announced today that 5,594 people contacted The Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline during its first year of operation. This free and confidential service is managed by 211 Wisconsin under a contract with DHS. It connects individuals seeking help for challenges with alcohol, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, prescription painkillers, and other drugs for themselves or a loved one to services in their...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - October 25, 2019 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Assessment of contamination levels in methamphetamine-tested properties in New Zealand - Russell M, Ivory B, McKinnel M.
In November 2016, whilst in draft, the New Zealand Standard (NZS8510:2017) for the "Testing and Decontamination of Methamphetamine-Contaminated Properties" considered two acceptable post-decontamination re-occupancy methamphetamine levels; 1.5 μg/100cm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence of self-reported movement dysfunction among young adults with a history of ecstasy and methamphetamine use - Todd G, Burns L, Pearson-Dennett V, Esterman A, Faulkner PL, Wilcox RA, Thewlis D, Vogel AP, White JM.
BACKGROUND: Illicit stimulant use is associated with long-lasting changes in movement and movement-related brain regions. The aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of movement dysfunction in this population. We hypothesized that prevalence of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

A nationally representative analysis of "twin epidemics": rising rates of methamphetamine use among persons who use opioids - Strickland JC, Havens JR, Stoops WW.
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest increases in methamphetamine potency, affordability, and availability in the US. Other data indicate rising rates of methamphetamine use among patients seeking treatment for opioid use disorder. The extent to which similar i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Contamination of homes with methamphetamine: is wipe sampling adequate to determine risk? - Wright J, Walker GS, Ross KE.
Contamination of domestic dwellings from methamphetamine cooking or smoking is an increasing public health problem in many countries. To evaluate the extent of contamination, sampling generally focusses on the collection of surface wipe samples from walls ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

‘Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness Says He Is a ‘Member of the Beautiful H.I.V.-Positive Community’
Jonathan Van Ness, the 32-year-old star of Netflix’s Queer Eye, shared that he is H.I.V. positive in a powerful interview with the New York Times on Saturday. He said that he hopes he can bring attention to misperceptions about being H.I.V. positive, saying that he is healthy and a proud “member of the beautiful H.I.V.-positive community.” Van Ness revealed to the Times’ Alex Hawgood that he was sexually assaulted when he was a child, and explained that “[f]or a lot of people who are survivors of sexual assault at a young age, we have a lot of compounded trauma.” Through therapy, Van Ne...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime TV Source Type: news

Changes in opioid-involved overdose deaths by opioid type and presence of benzodiazepines, cocaine, and methamphetamine - 25 states, July-December 2017 to January-June 2018 [USA] - Gladden RM, O'Donnell J, Mattson CL, Seth P.
From 2013 to 2017, the number of opioid-involved overdose deaths (opioid deaths) in the United States increased 90%, from 25,052 to 47,600.* This increase was primarily driven by substantial increases in deaths involving illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IM... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Changes in Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths by Opioid Type and Presence of Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine --- 25 States, July-December 2017 to January--June 2018
From 2013 to 2017, the number of opioid-involved overdose deaths in the United States increased 90%. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 29, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Overdose Opioids Source Type: news

Crystal methamphetamine's impact on frontline emergency services in Victoria, Australia - Jones R, Usher K, Woods C.
BACKGROUND: The use of crystal methamphetamine is a growing problem in Australia. Methamphetamine users can suffer adverse physical health effects, psychotic symptoms and methamphetamine-related aggressive behaviour. The increasing use and related harms of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

AHA News: Meth and Heart Disease: A Deadly Crisis That's Largely Overlooked
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Although frequently overshadowed by the opioid epidemic, surging methamphetamine use nationally and around the world has fueled a chilling crisis of its own, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

America Has a Huge -- and Very Costly -- Drug Habit
TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 -- If you don't think Americans have a problem with illicit drugs, a new study shows that nearly $150 billion was spent on marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine in 2016. " To better understand changes in drug use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Americans' Spending on Illicit Drugs Nears $150 Billion Annually; Appears to Rival What Is Spent on Alcohol
Spending on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine by Americans reached nearly $150 billion in 2016, with a large proportion of spending coming from the small share of people who use drugs on a daily or near-daily basis. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - August 20, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Strengthening Regional Infrastructure to Address the Injection Drug Use Epidemic in Southern Appalachia
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 8/14/2019. The intertwined epidemics of prescription opioid, heroin, and methamphetamine use in Southern Appalachia, including western North Carolina, are driving a new wave of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections. This one-hour, 17-minute presentation discusses the Southern Appalachia Test Link Care (SA-TLC) project, a coalition of public health and healthcare partners working to strengthen regional health and service infrastructures that are addressing the injection drug use epidemic in western North Carolina. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit:...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Does Meth Trigger Heart Disease? New Research Offers Clues
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 -- Autopsies have uncovered new insight into how the illegal drug methamphetamine harms the heart. Preliminary findings presented Thursday at an American Heart Association meeting, in Boston, suggest that meth triggers a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Meth seizures surged by 150% in a single year in the US
In 2018, US officials confiscated 67,757 kilograms of the potent, addictive stimulant, methamphetamine - a dramatic increase over the 28,000 kilograms of the drug seized in 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana dispensary owner arrested for meth sales
The owner of a medical marijuana dispensary in eastern Oklahoma is accused of selling methamphetamine from his business (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Clinical and socioeconomic differences in methamphetamine-positive burn patients - Solomon EA, Greenhalgh DG, Sen S, Palmieri TL, Romanowski KS.
Previous research on burn patients who test positive for methamphetamines (meth) has yielded mixed results regarding whether meth-positive status leads to worse outcomes and longer hospitalizations. We hypothesized that meth-positive patients at our region... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study of methamphetamine use in patients referred to emergency ward of a general hospital at north of Iran in 2017 - Hadinezhad P, Zarghami M, Montazer H, Moosazadeh M, Ghaderi F.
BACKGROUND: Acute use of methamphetamine affects the sympathetic system and causes symptoms like tachycardia, hypertension (HTN), tachypnea, peripheral blood vessels constriction, hyperthermia, and mydriasis that can lead to many medical complications. Thu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drug Overdose Deaths Finally Dropped in 2018, Preliminary Data Say
After some promising early indicators, preliminary federal data suggest the number of Americans who died from drug overdoses finally fell in 2018, after years of significant increases. Provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics predicted that 68,500 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2018, compared to about 72,000 the year before. That translates to an approximately 5% reduction in overdose deaths nationwide—a small but significant step toward curbing the deadly effects of the nation’s substance abuse crisis. Opioids, as in years past...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Is there a discrete negative symptom syndrome in people who use methamphetamine? - Voce A, Burns R, Castle D, Calabria B, McKetin R.
BACKGROUND: Positive psychotic symptoms have consistently been associated with methamphetamine use but the presence of a negative symptom cluster remains unclear. We used exploratory factor analysis to examine whether a discrete negative syndrome could be ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-induced lung injury - McCarthy E, McClain E.
Methamphetamine is a substance of abuse that is most commonly smoked. Both regular and non-regular use can cause toxic injury to the lung parenchyma, the signs and symptoms of which are non-specific. Clinical scenarios include non-cardiac pulmonary oedema,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Perceived factors influencing the initiation of methamphetamine use among Akha and Lahu youths: a qualitative approach - Chomchoei C, Apidechkul T, Wongnuch P, Tamornpark R, Upala P, Nongkhai MPN.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use not only impacts health and the economy but also causes social impairment, particularly among the poorly educated and underprivileged young populations among the hill tribes in northern Thailand. Youths are the most vulnerab... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dutch Police Seize 2.5 Tons of Meth, in Largest European Haul of Drug Dutch Police Seize 2.5 Tons of Meth, in Largest European Haul of Drug
Dutch police said on Wednesday they had seized 2.5 tons of methamphetamine, in what they said was the largest haul of the drug to date in Europe, with a street value estimated in the"hundreds of millions of euros."Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

New HIV cases spike in Multnomah County
After declining for five years, HIV infections have suddenly risen in Multnomah County, especially among people who use methamphetamine or injection drugs, health officials said Thursday. In the last 18 months, they’ve identified 42 cases among people who report injection drug use as a risk. That compares to 25 total for 2016 and 2017 that had injection drug use for a factor. Half of the new cases previously had tested negative, suggesting these are new infections. “This numbe r of cases in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 21, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Burn injuries resulting from methamphetamine and honey oil explosions: a retrospective cohort study - Neeki MM, Dong F, Youssef D, Liu B, Lee C, Burgett-Moreno M, Rippe E, Wong D, Borger R.
This study aims to compare patient outcomes resulting from burn injuries ass... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news