The science of alpha-PVP (“gravel”), a second-generation bath salt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjoidR3Jfa0 3.5 out of 5 stars Pharmacology of novel synthetic stimulants structurally related to the “bath salts” constituent 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV). Marusich JA at al. Neuropharmacology 2014 Mar2 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Earlier this month TPR noted that a relatively new second-generation bath salt call “gravel” was reported to have surfaced in various parts of the United States, including Tennessee. As background, while first-generation bath salts — MDPV, methylone, and mephedrone — were outlawed in many jurisdictions, new analo...
Source: The Poison Review - March 15, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical bath salts gravel MDPV PVP Source Type: news

The impact of methamphetamine ("tik") on a peri-urban community in Cape Town, South Africa - Watt MH, Meade CS, Kimani S, Macfarlane JC, Choi KW, Skinner D, Pieterse D, Kalichman SC, Sikkema KJ.
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, South Africa's Western Cape has experienced a dramatic increase in methamphetamine ("tik") use. Our study explored local impressions of the impact of tik use in a peri-urban township community in Cape Town, South Africa. M... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of meth use on brain metabolism, sleep studied
(Washington State University) Washington State University sleep scientist Jonathan Wisor has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of chronic methamphetamine use on brain metabolism and sleep. The two-year, $395,577 grant comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the NIH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2014 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A case of methamphetamine and its analogue poisoning that viewed from Triage DOA - Adachi S, Takamura A, Ebihara T, Suzuki Y, Yoshida T, Suzuki R, Kikuno T.
CASE REPORT: A 20-year-old woman presented with the chest pain, nausea, respiratory strange feeling, and a large quantity of sweating. On the stimulant zone of 8 groups of drugs of Triage DOA screening it showed an equivocal positivity while all of the oth... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 16, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Clinical features of patients with designer-drug-related disorder in Japan: A comparison with patients with methamphetamine- and hypnotic/anxiolytic-related disorders - Matsumoto T, Tachimori H, Tanibuchi Y, Takano A, Wada K.
AIM: The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical features of designer-drug-abusing patients through comparisons with methamphetamine-abusing patients and hypnotics/anxiolytics-abusing patients. METHODS: Information on 126 designer-drug-abusing patien... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Does methamphetamine use increase violent behaviour? Evidence from a prospective longitudinal study - McKetin R, Lubman DI, Najman JM, Dawe S, Butterworth P, Baker AL.
AIMS: To determine whether violent behaviour increases during periods of methamphetamine use and whether this is due to methamphetamine-induced psychotic symptoms. DESIGN: A fixed-effects (within-subject) analysis of four non-contiguous one-month observati... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Subarachnoid hemorrhage from a thoracic radicular artery pseudoaneurysm after methamphetamine and synthetic cannabinoid abuse: Case report - Ray WZ, Krisht KM, Schabel A, Schmidt RH.
Background Context Isolated spinal artery aneurysms not associated with vascular malformations are exceedingly rare. Purpose To present a rare case of subarachnoid hemorrhage after thoracic radiculomedullary artery pseudoaneurysm rupture in a patient w... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The majority of the world's meth begins in China
In the biggest meth bust so far this year, over 180 people were recently arrested when more than three tons of crystal methamphetamine worth $230 million was seized in the Chinese village of Boshe earlier this month. The massive raid involved 3,000 officers equipped... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 18, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 4th Annual Alexander Awards: Best Tox Reading of 2013
Alexander Gettler The coveted Alexander award is named in honor of Alexander Gettler (1883-1968), the chief toxicologist with the Office of the Medical Examiner of the City of New York during the first half of the 20th century. Gettler was a key figure in the development of modern forensic toxicology. By the way, Gettler will certainly be a key figure when a documentary based on Deborah Blum’s book The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York is broadcast in early January on the PBS series “American Experience.” To be eligible to win an Alexander, an a...
Source: The Poison Review - December 31, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical long form journalism medical toxicology Source Type: news

Cocaine, meth response differ between 2 substrains of 'Black 6' laboratory mouse
Researchers including Jackson Laboratory Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D., have found a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) difference in cocaine and methamphetamine response between two substrains of the C57BL/6 or "Black 6" inbred laboratory mouse, pointing to Cyfip2 as a regulator of cocaine response with a possible role in addiction.The research team, led by Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Illicit drug residues in Swedish sewage water
Chemists at Umea University have been able to trace narcotics substances and prescription drugs in measurements of wastewater from 33 Swedish sewage treatment plants. Cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, in measurable concentrations, were found in a total of half of the locations.When a person consumes a drug it is excreted through the digestive system, either unchanged or as metabolites through the body and ends up in the wastewater. Through taking a sample of water in treatment plants and measuring the levels of drugs can provide a snapshot of the drug usage in a particular city. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Cocaine, meth response differ between 2 substrains of 'Black 6' laboratory mouse
(Jackson Laboratory) Researchers including Jackson Laboratory Professor Gary Churchill, Ph.D., have found a single nucleotide polymorphism difference in cocaine and methamphetamine response between two substrains of the C57BL/6 or "Black 6" inbred laboratory mouse, pointing to Cyfip2 as a regulator of cocaine response with a possible role in addiction. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 19, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Drug residues detected in Swedish sewage water
(Umea University) Chemists at Umeå University in Sweden have been able to trace narcotics substances and prescription drugs in measurements of wastewater from 33 Swedish sewage treatment plants. Cocaine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine, in measurable concentrations, were found in a total of half of the locations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Drug addicts 'can quit smoking' with additional therapy
New research from the National Institute of Drug Abuse, a part of the National Institutes of Health, suggests that people who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine are able to quit cigarette smoking while being treated for their substance addictions, and that quitting will not hinder their treatment.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking causes 1 in 5 deaths in the US every year. But the researchers say the highest death rate from smoking tobacco occurs in patients receiving treatment for substance abuse. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

Correlates of risky alcohol and methamphetamine use among currently homeless male parolees - Salem BE, Nyamathi A, Keenan C, Zhang S, Marlow E, Khalilifard F, Yadav K, Faucette M, Leake B, Marfisee M.
Homeless men on parole are a hard-to-reach population with significant community reintegration challenges. This cross-sectional study describes sociodemographic, cognitive, psychosocial, and drug-related correlates of alcohol and methamphetamine use in 157... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Escalation of methamphetamine-related crime and fatalities in the Dresden region, Germany, between 2005 and 2011 - Pietsch J, Paulick T, Schulz K, Flössel U, Engel A, Schmitter S, Schmidt U.
Methamphetamine (MA), a central nervous system stimulating recreational drug, is a worldwide problem related to crime as well as forensic and health aspects. The data, exemplarily presented in this study for the Dresden region, Saxony, Germany, demonstrate... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Psychometric properties of the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale in patients with gambling disorders, hypersexuality, and methamphetamine dependence - Reid RC, Cyders MA, Moghaddam JF, Fong TW.
Although the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS; Patton, Stanford, & Barratt, 1995) is a widely-used self-report measure of impulsivity, there have been numerous questions about the invariance of the factor structure across clinical populations (Haden & Shiv... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Stimulant-Addicted Patients Can Quit Smoking without Hindering Treatment
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Quitting Smoking (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - December 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stimulant-addicted patients can quit smoking without hindering treatment
(NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse) Smokers who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can quit smoking while being treated for their stimulant addiction, without interfering with stimulant addiction treatment. This is according to new research funded by 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 - December 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Stimulant-addicted patients can quit smoking without hindering treatment
Smokers who are addicted to cocaine or methamphetamine can quit smoking while being treated for their stimulant addiction, without interfering with stimulant addiction treatment. This is according to new research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes... (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - December 10, 2013 Category: Addiction Tags: Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Researchers, Stimulants, Tobacco, Treatment Research Source Type: news

Ecstasy-related hospital visits increase by 128% in under-21s
The number of hospital emergency department visits related to the hallucinogenic drug ecstasy increased 128% between 2005 and 2011 in patients under the age of 21, according to a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.Ecstasy, also known as MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) is an illegal drug that acts as both a stimulant and a hallucinogen, producing a feeling of increased energy and euphoria.The drug can alter the activity of neurotransmitters in the brain, which can lead to negative effects, such as confusion and anxiety. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 8, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Natural compound mitigates effects of methamphetamine abuse, University of Missouri researchers find
(University of Missouri-Columbia) Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that resveratrol may also block the effects of the highly addictive drug, methamphetamine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 19, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New pill could solve Missouri's meth problem
A pharmaceutical company has developed a way to halt the making of methamphetamine involving one of its ingredients (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA gets $7M to study substance use and HIV among minority men who have sex with men
The National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded UCLA a $7 million grant to investigate the links between substance abuse and HIV among Latino and African-American men who have sex with men.   Researchers will examine how non-injected drugs and alcohol can directly interact with the virus and other infectious diseases, to damage these men's health. Enrollment in the study begins in January.   Called MASCULINE (MSM and Substances Cohort at UCLA Linking Infections Noting Effects), the study will be led by Pamina Gorbach, a professor of epidemiology at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health and a professor of inf...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 21, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Crystal methamphetamine use increases risk of injection initiation among injection-naive street-involved youth
The use of crystal methamphetamine by street-involved youth is linked to an increased risk of injecting drugs, with crystal methamphetamine being the drug most commonly used at the time of first injection, found a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Amphetamine-type drugs, including crystal methamphetamine, are second only to cannabis in popularity. Injection rates of crystal methamphetamine have increased substantially among adult drug users in some Canadian centres such as Vancouver, BC... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Muscles and meth: Drug analog identified in 'craze' workout supplement
An international team of scientists have identified potentially dangerous amounts of methamphetamine analog in the workout supplement Craze, a product widely sold across the U.S. and online. The study, published in Drug Testing and Analysis, was prompted by a spate of failed athletic drug tests. The results reveal the presence of methamphetamine analog N,α- DEPEA, which has not been safely tested for human consumption, in three samples. "In recent years banned and untested drugs have been found in hundreds of dietary supplements... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Crystal methamphetamine use by street youth increases risk of injecting drugs
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) The use of crystal methamphetamine by street-involved youth is linked to an increased risk of injecting drugs, with crystal methamphetamine being the drug most commonly used at the time of first injection, found a study published in CMAJ. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Muscles and meth: Drug analog identified in 'craze' workout supplement
(Wiley) An international team of scientists have identified potentially dangerous amounts of methamphetamine analog in the workout supplement Craze, a product widely sold across the US and online. The study, published in Drug Testing and Analysis, was prompted by a spate of failed athletic drug tests. The results reveal the presence of methamphetamine analog N,α- DEPEA, which has not been safely tested for human consumption, in three samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

In methamphetamine dependent rats, stress steroid mediated withdrawal anxiety reversible by flumazenil
SUNY Downstate Medical Center announced today that Sheryl Smith, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology, has published new findings demonstrating a reproducible pathology that may help shed light on anxiety and mood volatility in methamphetamine dependence. In her animal study, Dr. Smith demonstrates that neuroactive stress steroids can trigger identifiable changes to the brains of methamphetamine dependent rats in withdrawal. Interestingly, Dr. Smith notes, these changes appear to be reversible by an existing pharmacological agent - flumazenil... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Stress steroid mediated withdrawal anxiety in dependent rats reversible by flumazenil
(SUNY Downstate Medical Center) SUNY Downstate Medical Center announced today that Sheryl Smith, Ph.D., professor of physiology and pharmacology, has published new findings demonstrating a reproducible pathology that may help shed light on anxiety and mood volatility in methamphetamine dependence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A single neurotoxic dose of methamphetamine induces a long-lasting depressive-like behaviour in mice - Silva CD, Neves AF, Dias AI, Freitas HJ, Mendes SM, Pita I, Viana SD, de Oliveira PA, Cunha RA, Fontes Ribeiro CA, Prediger RD, Pereira FC.
Methamphetamine (METH) triggers a disruption of the monoaminergic system and METH abuse leads to negative emotional states including depressive symptoms during drug withdrawal. However, it is currently unknown if the acute toxic dosage of METH also causes ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cardiac complications of adult methamphetamine exposures - Hawley LA, Auten JD, Matteucci MJ, Decker L, Hurst N, Beer W, Clark RF.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use is an increasing problem in the United States. Despite the similarities to cocaine in clinical presentation, methamphetamine effects on the cardiovascular system are not as clearly understood. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Iranian methamphetamine and Turkey: An emerging transnational threat - Ekici B, Ozbay S.
Traditionally, Turkish security officials were engaged with state-level threats from Iran. Their primary concerns were export of revolutionary ideology, sponsorship of terrorism, proliferation of nuclear weapons and energy blackmail. In the recent years, h... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Substance Use in North Dakota 2013
Presents data on substance abuse throughout North Dakota including use and risks of alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, methamphetamine, and inhalants among youth and adults. -- North Dakota Department of Human Services: Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural publications via the Rural Assistance Center - September 26, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Altered cingulate and insular cortex activation during risk-taking in methamphetamine dependence: Losses lose impact - Gowin JL, Stewart JL, May AC, Ball TM, Wittmann M, Tapert SF, Paulus MP.
AIMS: To determine if methamphetamine-dependent (MD) individuals exhibit behavioral or neural processing differences in risk-taking relative to healthy comparison participants (CTL). DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study comparing two groups' behavior o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rural Methamphetamine Education Project (RMEP)
Provides methamphetamine awareness and prevention education to groups in North Dakota. Includes free continuing education and training to health, law enforcement, and other professionals. -- Minot State University (Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Rural web sites and other tools via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2013 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Moral panics and morality policy: The impact of media, political ideology, drug use, and manufacturing on methamphetamine legislation in the United States - Omori MK.
This study explores influences of state-level methamphetamine legislation during 2000-2007, with the go... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Desoxyn (Methamphetamine Hydrochloride) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 11, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use and violent behavior: User perceptions and predictors - Brecht ML, Herbeck DM.
This study describes the extent to which methamphetamine users perceive that their methamphetamine use has resulted in violent behavior, and describes the level of self-reported prevalence of specific violent criminal behaviors irrespective of methamphetam... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

96-hour methamphetamine self-administration in male and female rats: A novel model of human methamphetamine addiction - Cornett EM, Goeders NE.
Methamphetamine (MA) is a highly addictive psychostimulant drug of abuse for which no FDA-approved treatment exists. While high on MA, both male and female MA users report engaging in risky behaviors and are more likely to be involved in violent criminal a... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Toxic lipstick, carbon monoxide tragedy, laundry detergent pod death: Weekly Web Review in Toxicology
Meth Labs and the Pharmaceutical Industry: Jonah Engle’s article in Mother Jones — “Merchants of Meth: How Big Pharma Keeps the Cooks in Business” — is compelling reading. The piece details how some drug companies lobbying firms are fighting efforts to control sale of the  meth precursor pseudoephedrine: As law enforcement agencies scramble to clean up and dispose of toxic [meth] labs, prosecute cooks, and find foster homes for their children, they are waging two battles: one against destitute, strong-out addicts, the other against some of the world’s wealthiest and most politi...
Source: The Poison Review - August 21, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical big pharma carbon monoxide heavy metals laundry detergent pod methamphetamine toxic lipstick Source Type: news

Lab Notes: Meth May Worsen Fungal Infection
(MedPage Today) -- Mice injected with methamphetamine and exposed to Cryptococcus fungi showed more extensive and hard-to-eradicate infections. Also this week: an organic pesticide fights parasitic worms. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 3, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Meth Use Linked to Deadly Fungal InfectionMeth Use Linked to Deadly Fungal Infection
Methamphetamine use has been linked to cryptococcosis, a deadly lung infection, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

An exploration of self-perceived non-problematic use as a barrier to professional support for methamphetamine users - Quinn B, Stoove M, Papanastasiou C, Dietze P.
BACKGROUND: Despite low levels of motivation and perceived need for professional support among methamphetamine users, there is a lack of research examining self-perceptions of non-problematic use and their relationship with methamphetamine use patterns and... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Susceptibility to deadly fungal infection increased by methamphetamine
Methamphetamine use can make a person more susceptible to the lung infection cryptococcosis, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. Researchers found that injected methamphetamine (METH) significantly enhanced colonization of the lungs by Cryptococcus neoformans and accelerated progression of the disease and the time to death in mouse models. C... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study
A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 30, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Neurology, Pulmonology, Dependence, News, Source Type: news

Meth Use Tied to Deadly Brain Infection in Mouse Study
A generally harmless fungus caused death in animals injected with methamphetamine, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Fungal Infections, Methamphetamine (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Methamphetamine increases susceptibility to deadly fungal infection
(American Society for Microbiology) Methamphetamine use can make a person more susceptible to the lung infection cryptococcosis, according to a study published in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.N. Report Says "Legal Highs" on the Rise
A report released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) states that the production and abuse of new psychoactive substances is increasing rapidly while violence stemming from the cocaine trade in Central American remains high. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - July 29, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Law and Crime Politics cocaine production cocaine trade cocaine use controlled drugs drug abuse drug deaths drug laws drug markets drug users drugs and crime harvest yields local markets major gap methamphetamine Source Type: news

'Bath Salts' More Addictive Than Meth'Bath Salts' More Addictive Than Meth
The synthetic compound MDPV, which is commonly found in the illicit drugs known as "bath salts," may be more addictive than methamphetamine, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news