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Indonesia seizes record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia seized a record 1.6 tonnes of crystal methamphetamine from a ship off the northern island of Batam on Tuesday, a narcotics official said, the second major drug bust this month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Completed suicide among methamphetamine users: a national study - Darke S, Kaye S, Duflou J, Lappin J.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors influencing transition to shisheh (methamphetamine) among young people who use drugs in Tehran: a qualitative study - Noroozi A, Malekinejad M, Rahimi-Movaghar A.
This study explored factors influencing the initiation into or transition to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The FDA Is Cracking Down on Imodium and Other Anti-Diarrhea Medicine Because of the Opioid Epidemic
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday asked makers of popular anti-diarrhea drugs to sell their medications in smaller amounts to make them harder to abuse. The request comes amid a spike in overdoses from large doses of the over-the-counter drugs, which contain a small amount of an opioid. The Food and Drug Administration wants manufacturers to package their medications in smaller quantities, such as eight tablets per package. Currently, some generic versions are sold in boxes of up to 200 tablets. The FDA said it also plans to ask online retailers to make it harder to order bulk amounts of the drugs. Th...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized onetime opioids Source Type: news

DHS Announces New Substance Use Treatment Options in High-Need Areas
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) has awarded grants to four organizations to establish treatment services for opioid and methamphetamine addictions in areas of the state most in need of help. “Accessible addiction services are a vital part of our plan to treat Wisconsin’sopioid andmethamphetamine problems, ” said DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer. “People who are struggling with the chronic disease of addiction need...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - January 3, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

The 8th Annual Alexander Awards: The Best Tox Reading of 2017
Alexander Gettler Once again, last year’s outstanding examples of long-form journalism dealing with topics related to medical toxicology were dominated by coverage of the opioid crisis, its origins and the resulting carnage. The must-read article of the year was “The Family That Built a Empire of Pain,” Patrick Radden Keefe’s massive history of the Sacklers, one of America’s richest clans, much of whose wealth comes from their ownership of Purdue Pharma and the marketing and distribution of Oxycontin. The article, which appeared in the New Yorker, notes that the clan’s patriarch, Ar...
Source: The Poison Review - January 2, 2018 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical 2017 Alexander awards opioids Purdue Pharma Sackler Source Type: news

Prior binge-drinking history promotes the positive affective valence of methamphetamine in mice - Fultz EK, Szumlinski KK.
An alcohol use disorder is a major predisposing factor for methamphetamine (MA) abuse. Further, MA-alcohol co-abuse is a risk factor for treatment discontinuation and non-compliance in MA-dependent individuals. No effective treatment exists for MA addictio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Contribution of CB1Rs in anxiety-related behaviors but not locomotor deficits induced by methamphetamine - Ramshini E, Sepehri G, Ahmadi-Zeidabadi M, Arjmand S, Khaksari M, Shabani M.
Several lines of evidence have indicated that Methamphetamine (METH) exposure leads to neurodegenerative changes in the dopaminergic neurons and subsequently may predispose users to motor deficit. On the other hand, there is a reciprocal regulation between... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Stroke and Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults: A Review Stroke and Methamphetamine Use in Young Adults: A Review
Does methamphetamine use put young people at risk for hemorrhagic stroke? What might be the mechanisms of methamphetamine-associated stroke?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Kalaban: young drug users' engagements with law enforcement in the Philippines - Lasco G.
BACKGROUND: A violent 'war on drugs' continues to be waged in the Philippines, even as the use of drugs - particular methamphetamine - continues to rise. Furnishing contextual background to the current situation, this paper explores how long-running law en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Commentary: Methamphetamine abuse impairs motor cortical plasticity and function - Du X, Yu C, Hu ZY, Zhou DS.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Social cognition and aggression in methamphetamine dependence with and without a history of psychosis - Uhlmann A, Ipser JC, Wilson D, Stein DJ.
In substance use and psychotic disorders, socially problematic behaviours, such as high aggression may, in part, be explained by deficits in social cognition skills, like the detection of emotions or intentions in others. The aim of this study was to asses... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Myanmar's opium crop plummets, but no victory over Asia's narco-boom: U.N.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - A "dramatic" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Clinical and autopsy characteristics of fatal methamphetamine toxicity in Australia - Darke S, Duflou J, Lappin J, Kaye S.
Characteristics of death attributed solely to methamphetamine toxicity (MT, n = 93) by forensic pathologists were examined and compared to cases of multiple drug toxicity (MDT, n = 634). The mean age of MT cases was 36.7 years, and 86.0% were male. Strenuo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

AHA: Methamphetamine - Related Heart Failure on the Rise
Among veterans, prevalence of heart failure related to meth increased linearly from 2005 to 2015 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Conference, Source Type: news

Is Meth Use Destroying Vets' Hearts?
TUESDAY, Nov. 14, 2017 -- Methamphetamine appears to be damaging the hearts of U.S. military veterans at an increasing rate, researchers report. Heart failure cases linked to meth use among vets nearly quadrupled during the past decade at the San... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What is the real distribution of methamphetamine-related causes of death? - Kuo CJ, Chen CC.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A stinging suspicion something was just not right: methamphetamine toxicity in infant mimics scorpion envenomation - Pariury HE, Steiniger AM, Lowe MC.
The sting from Centuroides sculpturatus, commonly known as the bark scorpion, is a serious medical problem and can be potentially fatal to young children. Centuroides sculpturatus envenomation can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, often including autonomi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effects of social and spatial contexts on young Latinas' methamphetamine use initiation - Cheney AM, Newkirk CN, Nekhavhambe VM, Rotondi MB, Hamilton A.
In this article, we examine methamphetamine (meth) use initiation as influenced by Latinas' social positions within institutions (e.g., family and economy). We conducted ethnographic fieldwork in five women's residential substance use treatment facilities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

"I'm not gonna be like 'that guy'": examining antidrug shock advertising through the eyes of "that guy" - Ferestad J, Thompson M.
Shock advertising antidrug campaigns pose significant implications for methamphetamine (meth) addicts. In recent years, the Montana Meth Project public service campaign has broadcast a series of advertisements containing shocking and disturbing images of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cross-level theoretical predictions of marijuana, methamphetamine, and opium use - Kim J, Leban L, Lee Y.
Despite the large body of literature investigating drug use, limited research has explored both the individual and structural dimensions of drug use, and an even smaller number of studies have focused on drug use in the Asian context. The current study dra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

"I'm not gonna be like 'that guy'": examining antidrug shock advertising through the eyes of "that guy" - Ferestad J, Thompson M.
Shock advertising antidrug campaigns pose significant implications for methamphetamine (meth) addicts. In recent years, the Montana Meth Project public service campaign has broadcast a series of advertisements containing shocking and disturbing images of m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cross-level theoretical predictions of marijuana, methamphetamine, and opium use - Kim J, Leban L, Lee Y.
Despite the large body of literature investigating drug use, limited research has explored both the individual and structural dimensions of drug use, and an even smaller number of studies have focused on drug use in the Asian context. The current study dra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of social and spatial contexts on young Latinas' methamphetamine use initiation - Cheney AM, Newkirk CN, Nekhavhambe VM, Rotondi MB, Hamilton A.
In this article, we examine methamphetamine (meth) use initiation as influenced by Latinas' social positions within institutions (e.g., family and economy). We conducted ethnographic fieldwork in five women's residential substance use treatment facilities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’
Health inequalities compound in marginalised young people making health outcomes much worse Related items fromOnMedica Higher risk of stroke in young people using methamphetamine Widening inequalities jeopardising health of children in Northern Ireland New report reveals 1 in 4 children in UK lives in poverty Self-harm among children and young people on the rise Third of young people with mental health issues stigmatised (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Are the Health Needs of Incarcerated Youth?
Discussion In the US during 2011, ~60,000 youth were incarcerated at some time in a correctional facility. Boys are detained more than girls (86% vs 14% respectively in the US, 95% male in the United Kingdom in 2014) but girls have more health issues. There are racial and ethnic differences with 38-40% of detainees being black, 23% being Hispanic/Latino and 32% being white, and 5% other. For detained youth, 5% are for violent crimes, 22% for non-violent property crimes and the majority of the rest are for non-violent offices such as substance use. The average length of detainment is 3-4 months and unfortunately the rates o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Study identifies a brain pathway involved in drug relapse after cessation of contingency management
Courtesy of Marco Venniro A team of researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has identified what may be the crucial brain circuit involved in relapse to drug use when an effective behavioral treatment for drug addiction, known as contingency management, is discontinued.... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - October 11, 2017 Category: Addiction Tags: Heroin, Methamphetamine, relapse prevention, Researchers Source Type: news

Safety, risk, and aggression: health professionals' experiences of caring for people affected by methamphetamine when presenting for emergency care - Usher K, Jackson D, Woods C, Sayers J, Kornhaber R, Cleary M.
The crystalline form of methamphetamine, commonly known as crystal meth (crystal methamphetamine) or ICE, is a highly-addictive and powerful stimulant. Users of crystal meth often require emergency care, and are associated with a substantial burden of care... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Aggressive behaviour among drug-using women from Cape Town, South Africa: ethnicity, heavy alcohol use, methamphetamine and intimate partner violence - Carney T, Myers B, Kline TL, Johnson K, Wechsberg WM.
BACKGROUND: Women have generally been found to be the victims of violence, but scant attention has been paid to the characteristics of women who perpetrate aggression and violence. In South Africa, violence is a prevalent societal issue, especially in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Witness: Man Was Forced to Participate in 3 Slayings to ‘Dirty His Hands’
Three people were strangled or smothered to death in a Kansas drug home over a rape allegation and one of the suspects was forced to participate to save his life, according to court testimony. The details about the case were revealed during a preliminary hearing that ended Wednesday with Shawnee County District Judge Nancy Parrish finding sufficient evidence for 19-year-old Shane Mays, 33-year-old Brian Flowers and 31-year-old Joseph Lowry to be bound over for trial on charges that include first-degree murder, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported . Parrish said that even though Mays was under duress, the state showed enough...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - October 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Friend: Slain Georgia Police Officer Was the ‘Absolute Kindest Person’
(CEDARTOWN, Ga.) — A Georgia police officer killed while investigating a stolen vehicle is being remembered as a devoted wife and mother who was always willing to help others. Polk County police Officer Kristen Hearne was fatally shot Friday when she and Officer David Goodrich investigated a car found beside a rural road. Goodrich’s bulletproof vest protected him from serious injury. The suspected gunman, 31-year-old Seth Brandon Spangler, was arrested a few hours later after he emerged from a patch of woods and surrendered. “Kristen is the absolute kindest person anyone would ever meet,” said Nicol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Naked Man Walks Out of Woods and Surrenders After Killing Police Officer
(CEDARTOWN, Ga.) — Two police officers were shot, one of them fatally, when a man walked out of the woods Friday and opened fire as the officers investigated a stolen car found beside a road in rural Georgia, authorities said. The suspected gunman, 31-year-old Seth Brandon Spangler, was arrested a few hours later after he again emerged from a patch of woods — this time wearing no clothes — and surrendered, Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said. Dodd said Spangler was wanted for a probation violation in a neighboring county. Now he faces felony murder and aggravated assault charges in the slaying of Pol...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime 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

5 Lottery Winners Who Got in Trouble With the Law
One of New Jersey’s richest Powerball winners was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child, prosecutors said, landing him on a growing list of lottery winners who have either befallen misfortune or been accused of a crime. Pedro Quezada, 49, won $338 million — one of the state’s biggest Powerball jackpots in history — in 2013. He was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a young girl for about three years when the child was between 11 and 14 years old, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes said in a statement. The alleged crimes took place before Quezada won the lotter...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Crime Lottery onetime Source Type: news

In the Philippines, Human Rights Have a Precise Value: $20
Philippine lawmakers have voted to reduce the annual budget of the Commission on Human Rights — the body tasked with investigating the country’s brutal war on drugs — to about $20. The move to defund the commission, which was easily passed by Representatives and now awaits approval by the Senate, coincides with another proposal to cut spending on drug rehabilitation programs by about 75%, according to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. The measures are reportedly backed by the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose party controls a majority in both chambers. The rights commission — which was...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized onetime Philippines Source Type: news

Polydrug use and its association with drug treatment outcomes among primary heroin, methamphetamine, and cocaine users - Wang L, Min JE, Krebs E, Evans E, Huang D, Liu L, Hser YI, Nosyk B.
BACKGROUND: Polydrug use may challenge effective treatment for substance use disorders. We evaluate whether secondary substance use modifies the association between treatment and primary drug use among primary heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine (MA) users... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

‘Dark, Dark World.’ Prosecutor Says Suspect Bragged About Holly Bobo’s Murder
(SAVANNAH, Tenn.) — A man who lived in the “dark, dark world” of methamphetamine and morphine abducted a Tennessee nursing student from her rural home in 2011, then drugged, raped and shot her before discarding her body and bragging about it, a prosecutor said Monday. Paul Hagerman made the statements during opening arguments in the trial of Zachary Adams in Savannah, Tennessee. Adams, 33, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping, raping and killing Holly Bobo, who was 20 when she disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tennessee, on April 13, 2011. Her remains were found 3 ½ years later near her home in...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adrian Sainz / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime holly bobo onetime Source Type: news

Meth, coke and oil: A drug boom in the Texas shale patch
MIDLAND, Texas (Reuters) - When Joe Forsythe returned to the West Texas oilfields last year after a stint in a drug rehab facility, he figured he had beaten his addiction to methamphetamine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Methamphetamine-induced brain injury and alcohol drinking - Blaker AL, Yamamoto BK.
A majority of methamphetamine (Meth) abusers also abuse alcohol but the neurochemical consequences of this co-abuse are unknown. Individually, alcohol and Meth cause inflammation and long-term alterations in dopamine and serotonin signaling within the brai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Brief primary care intervention cut risky drug use among Latinos by 40 percent
FINDINGSNew research finds that brief interventions in a primary care clinic can reduce patients ’ risky substance use by 4.5 days per month — a 40 percent decline among the Latino patients surveyed — compared with people who did not receive the brief intervention. This corresponds to two fewer weekends of drug use per month, or one less day of use per weekend, or a shorter monthly binge period.BACKGROUNDThe findings duplicate those of the Quit  Using Drugs Intervention Trial, or Project QUIT — conducted by the same research team in 2011 and 2012 — which is aimed at reducing ris...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Speed increases risk of stroke within hours or days of use
Methamphetamine can raise blood pressure, making users more susceptible to a hemorrhagic stroke, found a study by the University of New South Wales in Australia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth use boosts young adults ’ risk for brain bleeds and stroke
(Reuters Health) - Young adults who use the stimulant methamphetamine, sometimes called `speed, ’ `ice,’ or `meth,’ may have an increased risk of strokes, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Methamphetamine Use Tied to Heightened Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk Methamphetamine Use Tied to Heightened Hemorrhagic Stroke Risk
Methamphetamine use has been tied to an increased risk for stroke in young adults, especially often-fatal hemorrhagic stroke, a new review shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Meth Use Tied to Higher Risk of Stroke in Younger People
Predominately hemorrhagic strokes associated with methamphetamine use (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 25, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Meth abuse may increase stroke risk in younger users
Younger adults who use methamphetamine may be at greater risk for stroke, a new review suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Could Up Stroke Risk in Younger Users
Most of these strokes involve bleeding into the brain: studySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Methamphetamine, Stroke (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meth Abuse Could Up Stroke Risk in Younger Users
THURSDAY, Aug. 24, 2017 -- Younger adults who use methamphetamine may be at greater risk for stroke, a new review suggests. With use of the stimulant increasing, particularly in more potent forms, doctors in many countries are seeing more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prevalence and nature of cardiovascular disease in methamphetamine-related death: a national study - Darke S, Duflou J, Kaye S.
This study examined the nature, and extent, of cardiovascular disease amongst cases of methamphetamine-related death in Australia, 2009-2015. METHODS: Analysis of 894 cases of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Following Lives Undergoing Change (Flux) study: implementation and baseline prevalence of drug use in an online cohort study of gay and bisexual men in Australia - Hammoud MA, Jin F, Degenhardt L, Lea T, Maher L, Grierson J, Mackie B, Pastorelli M, Batrouney C, Bath N, Bradley J, Prestage GP.
Drug use among gay and bisexual men (GBM) is higher than most populations. The use of crystal methamphetamine, erectile dysfunction medication (EDM), and amyl nitrite have been associated with sexual risk behaviour and HIV infection among gay and bisexual ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs 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