All-cause and suicide mortality among people with methamphetamine use disorder: a nationwide cohort study in Taiwan - Lee WC, Chang HM, Huang MC, Pan CH, Su SS, Tsai SY, Chen CC, Kuo CJ.
This study investigated all-cause mortality and suicide methods in people with methamphe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Navigating post-eviction drug use amidst a changing drug supply: a spatially-oriented qualitative study of overlapping housing and overdose crises in Vancouver, Canada - McNeil R, Fleming T, Collins AB, Czechaczek S, Mayer S, Boyd J.
BACKGROUND: North American cities are experiencing intersecting housing and overdose crises as illicit drug markets become marked by the proliferation of fentanyl and methamphetamine. Despite recent research documenting associations between evictions and d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Younger age of first cannabis use or prescription drug misuse is associated with faster development of substance use disorders
NIH analysis measures the prevalence of nine substance use disorders after first substance use or misuse in young people (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 29, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: News Release, Health and Medical Professionals, Heroin, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, NIDAMED News, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Teens, Young Adults, Treatment, Prevention Research, Children & Teens, Brain, Addiction Science Source Type: news

The rising tide of methamphetamine use in elderly trauma patients - Benham DA, Rooney AS, Calvo RY, Carr MJ, Diaz JA, Sise CB, Bansal V, Sise MJ, Martin MJ.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine (METH) is associated with an elevated risk of injury and the outcomes in the elderly remain unclear. We analyzed METH's impact in elderly trauma patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis (2009-2018) of trauma patients at... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-related postmortem cases in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Al-Asmari AI.
A more than 500% increase in the number of deaths involving methamphetamine occurred between 2016 and 2018 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. As such, this report employed a validated liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry method to quantify methamphetamine ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bail granted for woman who used meth before stillbirth
A central California woman charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby who tested positive for methamphetamine will be released to a treatment center pending trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Judge weighs bail for woman who used meth before stillbirth
A central California woman charged with murder after delivering a stillborn baby who tested positive for methamphetamine may be released to a treatment center pending trial (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drug Users Often Do Not Seek Help Because They Fear Legal Repercussion
By Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Mar 8 2021 (IPS) In the February 12th editorial on the issue of illicit drug use, the Samoa Observer stated that “… there is no data currently available to show that drug abuse including meth consumption levels in Samoa have reached crisis levels, which would warrant the government considering decriminalizing drug use and consumption.” The United Nation’s position on this is clear, we must not sit by and wait for a problem to blight our communities before acting. The evidence shows that it is cheaper and more effective to prevent drug use than to deal with the conseq...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lockdowns Tied to Temporary Drops in Illicit Drug Seizures
FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders eased. Researchers studied seizures of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Psychosocial treatment for incarcerated methamphetamine users: the Philippines experience - Hechanova MRM, Reyes JC, Acosta AC, Tuliao AP.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate a psychosocial treatment program for prisoners incarcerated because of methamphetamine use. It compared the outcomes of prisoners who received the program while incarcerated, those who were released and rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine and marijuana rose during pandemic
Findings suggest that the pandemic may have impacted the availability and demand of some, but not all, illegal drugs. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 2, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Drug seizures plummeted early in the COVID-19 pandemic, then climbed once lockdowns lifted
(New York University) Law enforcement seizures of drugs, particularly marijuana and methamphetamine, dropped at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, then increased significantly in the following months--exceeding pre-pandemic seizure rates and providing clues about the impact of the crisis on substance use, according to a new study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine and marijuana rose during pandemic
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) An analysis of law enforcement seizures of illegal drugs in five key regions of the United States revealed a rise in methamphetamine and marijuana confiscations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seizures of the two drugs were higher at their peak in August 2020 than at any time in the year prior to the pandemic. Provisional overdose death data show that the increased drug mortality seen in 2019 rose further through the first half of 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Law enforcement seizures of methamphetamine, marijuana rose during pandemic
Analysis of illegal drug confiscations in five key U.S. regions suggests new drug supply patterns since COVID-19 (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - March 2, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: American Indians and Alaska Natives, News Release, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Opioids, Researchers, Overdose Source Type: news

Drug Use is a Health Issue – We Need to Decriminalize
Vulnerable people need support, not stricter lawsBy Simona MarinescuAPIA, Samoa, Feb 25 2021 (IPS) Earlier this month, and in December 2020 the Government of Samoa conducted operations that resulted in the confiscation of a total of 1,400 grams of methamphetamine at the border, smuggled from the US. The law enforcement officials (from the Ministry of Customs and Revenue and the Ministry of Police and Prisons) that intercepted these drugs deserve congratulations for their professionalism and skill. Meth is destructive and harmful – and it is good to see this potential threat removed from the community. Simona Marines...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simona Marinescu Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Economy & Trade Education Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

"Shabu is different": extrajudicial killings, death penalty, and 'methamphetamine exceptionalism' in the Philippines - Lasco G, Yu VG.
BACKGROUND: This paper articulates and problematises the 'exceptionalism' in the way shabu (crystal methamphetamine) is framed in political and popular discourse in the Philippines, and how these framings have informed and enabled the drug regime in the co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Wife of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzm án arrested on drug trafficking charges at Virginia airport
Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, allegedly conspired to help to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana in the U.S. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extensive tissue necrosis of the tongue in a methamphetamine user: a case report - Shudo A.
This report describes a case of a meth user with severe oral injury that demonstrates... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"Dying is not a fear": teen and parent perspectives on messaging to prevent crystal meth use among teens in rural north Idaho - Skeer MR, Landy DM, Abrahams JM, Towers J.
Crystal methamphetamine ("meth") use is on the rise in the USA, having devastating effects on individuals and communities. Innovative prevention strategies are therefore critical. Through an exploratory qualitative study, we examined the perspectives and e... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trends and geographic patterns in drug and synthetic opioid overdose deaths - United States, 2013-2019 - Mattson CL, Tanz LJ, Quinn K, Kariisa M, Patel P, Davis NL.
Deaths involving synthetic opioids other than methadone (synthetic opioids), which largely consist of illicitly manufactured fentanyl; psychostimulants with abuse potential (e.g., methamphetamine); and cocaine have increased in recent years, particularly s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/combination-therapy-methamphetamine-use-disorder " > Combination therapy for methamphetamine use disorder < /a >
A combination of two medications helped some people with heavy methamphetamine use to quit. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combination therapy for methamphetamine use disorder
A combination of two medications helped some people with heavy methamphetamine use to quit. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic
The last thing Sheila wanted to do on May 21 was drive her car. Getting behind the wheel with a concussion, multiple skull hematomas, and bruises and abrasions across her body was a decidedly bad idea. But it was the only way her husband would have let her out of the house. She told him she was going out to buy him cigarettes. The truth was, Sheila (a pseudonym to protect her identity) was heading to meet her pastor’s wife, who worked at one of the offices in the city hall of her small Nebraska town, seeking help to escape the domestic hell in which she’d been living since the start of spring. That was when the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of drugs
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Police in Oregon can no longer arrest someone for possession of small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Violence and love and drugs …it all goes hand in hand": a mixed methods analysis of the substance abuse, violence, and HIV/AIDS syndemic among women who use methamphetamine - Stockman JK, Syvertsen JL, Hayashi HD, Ludwig-Barron N, Tsuyuki K, Morris MD, Palinkas LA.
BACKGROUND: The synergistic epidemics of substance use, violence, and HIV/AIDS, also known as the SAVA syndemic, disproportionately affects vulnerable women in the United States. Methamphetamine use is closely linked with physical and sexual violence, incl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chinese-Canadian alleged drug kingpin, accused of running one of the world's biggest methamphetamine cartels, is arrested in Amsterdam
A Chinese-born alleged drug kingpin accused of presiding over a multi-billion dollar narcotics operation has been arrested by Dutch authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine OD Deaths Up for All Races, Ethnicities
Highest rates within each sex seen for non - Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native individuals, followed by non - Hispanic Whites (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Methamphetamine OD Deaths Up for All Races, Ethnicities
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Rates of overdose deaths involving methamphetamine increased for all racial/ethnic groups from 2011 to 2018, according to a research letter published online Jan. 20 in JAMA Psychiatry. Beth Han, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meth Overdose Deaths Are Surging in America, With Minorities Most at Risk
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 -- Deaths from overdoses of methamphetamine are rising across the United States, especially among Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives, a new study warns. " While much attention is focused on the opioid crisis, a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Two-Drug Combo May Help Fight Meth Addiction
In what may signal a seismic shift in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction, a pair of prescription drugs appears to help patients significantly reduce their stimulant use, or quit altogether. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths Surged Over The Past Decade, Study Finds
Overdose deaths from methamphetamine increased sharply from 2011-2018, based on a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation business pharma Source Type: news

National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths
The national rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths shot up significantly between 2011 and 2018, particularly among non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native communities, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine overdose deaths rise sharply nationwide
NIH-supported study finds biggest increase among American Indians and Alaska Natives. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 21, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths
The national rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths shot up significantly between 2011 and 2018, particularly among non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native communities, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Two-Drug Combo May Help Fight Meth Addiction
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- In what may signal a seismic shift in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction, a pair of prescription drugs appears to help patients significantly reduce their stimulant use, or quit altogether. The combination... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

U.S. sees 5-fold increase in methamphetamine overdose deaths
Rates of methamphetamine overdose deaths in the United States increased five-fold from 2011 to 2018, according to an analysis published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine overdose deaths rise sharply nationwide
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Methamphetamine overdose deaths surged in an eight-year period in the United States, according to a study published today in JAMA Psychiatry. The analysis revealed rapid rises across all racial and ethnic groups, but American Indians and Alaska Natives had the highest death rates overall. The research was conducted at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Methamphetamine overdose deaths rise sharply nationwide
NIH-supported study finds biggest increase among American Indians and Alaska Natives (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - January 20, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: American Indians and Alaska Natives, News Release, Methamphetamine, Prevention Research Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Operations - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

NIOSH Releases Report on Deadly Appleton (WI) Shooting During EMS Call
Summary of the NIOSH Firefighter Fatality Investigation On May 15, 2019, a career firefighter was killed, and a police officer and a civilian were injured after being shot while on an emergency medical services (EMS) incident involving a patient who overdosed. The firefighter was part of a three-person crew on engine 9321 that was dispatched along with a private ambulance company at approximately 5:30 p.m. to the report of a patient who had a seizure on a public bus at a bus terminal. A police officer was first on scene. The unconscious patient was successfully treated with naloxone on the bus by a paramedic and rega...
Source: JEMS Latest News - January 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Training EMS Firefighter LODD Wisconsin Source Type: news

Bupropion - Naltrexone Bests Placebo in Methamphetamine Use Disorder
Response was low but higher with naltrexone - bupropion than placebo during 12 - week, two - stage trial (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Bupropion-Naltrexone Bests Placebo in Methamphetamine Use Disorder
FRIDAY, Jan. 15, 2021 -- For adults with methamphetamine use disorder, response is higher with receipt of extended-release injectable naltrexone plus oral extended-release bupropion versus placebo, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Naltrexone and Bupropion Promising Combo for Meth Addiction Naltrexone and Bupropion Promising Combo for Meth Addiction
The combination treatment may be a game changer for some patients with severe methamphetamine use disorder, results of a new randomized trial, ADAPT-2, suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Combination treatment for methamphetamine use disorder shows promise in NIH study
Therapy may be a promising addition to current approaches to treatment. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - January 13, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news