On-Site Drug Testing Cups target hotel industry.
Used for pre-employment screening, FDA-approved QuikScreen Drug Testing Cups detect drugs such as Amphetamine, Cocaine, Opiates, Tri-cyclic Antidepressant, Propoxyphene, and Methamphetamine in urine samples within 5 minutes. CLIA-waived products do not require any handling or manipulation to activate test. Providing 18-24 month shelf life, each cup includes temperature strip and identification label. Leak-proof design enables positive specimens to be shipped to laboratory for GC/MS...This story is related to the following:Urinalysis Equipment |Specimen Cups (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - October 27, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

IHS Announces New Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative Generation-Indigenous Awards
IHS has announced for than $7 million in funding to Tribes, Tribal organizations, Urban Indian organizations and IHS federal government programs for 42 Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) programs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Police now using the Zika hoax to entrap public for drug possession
(NaturalNews) Law enforcement authorities in Michigan have found a more creative way to crack down on the use of illegal substances. The Bath Township Police Department published a posting on Facebook on September 6 stating that as a result of online reports about methamphetamine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using Monte Carlo simulation to assess uncertainty and variability of methamphetamine use and prevalence from wastewater analysis - Pei W, Zhan QX, Yan ZY, Ge LK, Zhang P, Wang Z, Wang DG.
BACKGROUND: In recent years, methamphetamine (METH) has increased dramatically in China. However, little is known regarding the prevalence of METH use among the general population in China. METHODS: We provided a method to estimate the consumption ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of heroin-methamphetamine co-injection among persons who inject drugs in San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - Meacham MC, Strathdee SA, Rangel G, Armenta RF, Gaines TL, Garfein RS.
OBJECTIVE: Although persons who inject drugs (PWID) in the western United States-Mexico border region are known to inject both heroin and methamphetamine, little is known about the prevalence and risks associated with co-injection of this depressant-stimul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A fatal poisoning case by intravenous injection of "bath salts" containing acetyl fentanyl and 4-methoxy PV8 - Yonemitsu K, Sasao A, Mishima S, Ohtsu Y, Nishitani Y.
A man in his 30's was found at home, not breathing. He was admitted to an emergency hospital and the doctor confirmed his death. He had a history of methamphetamine abuse spanning several years, and while fresh needle marks were visible on his arm, the onl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

FDA releases July 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD July 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 236 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 220 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 16 DEVICE: Dakin's Skin and Wound Cleanser CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 510(k) NO: K150208(Traditional) ATTN: Stephen Deardorff PHONE NO : 1 317 8494210 10377 HAGUE RD. SE DECISION MADE: 21-JUL-16 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46256 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: Sheath Introducer BIOTEQUE CORP. 510(k) NO: K150932(Traditional) ATTN: Simon Lin PHONE NO : 886 2 25710269 5 F-6, NO. 2...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Amphetamines Polluting Some Urban Streams
Concentration of drugs may be high enough to cause ecological changes, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Medicines, Methamphetamine, Water Pollution (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several Killed in Drug-Induced Rage in Alabama House
CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday. Derrick Dearman entered the house in Citronelle before dawn Saturday, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran told The Associated Press. "They were down for the night sleeping, and he had enough familiarity with the house when he entered — I guess you could say in a rage — and he's disabling people as he's in there," Cochran said. "...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Trauma Source Type: news

Several Killed in Drug-Induced Rage in Alabama House
CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday. Derrick Dearman entered the house in Citronelle before dawn Saturday, Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran told The Associated Press. "They were down for the night sleeping, and he had enough familiarity with the house when he entered — I guess you could say in a rage — and he's disabling people as he's in there," Cochran said. "...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 24, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Trauma Source Type: news

Essential/precursor chemicals and drug consumption: impacts of US sodium permanganate and Mexico pseudoephedrine controls on the numbers of US cocaine and methamphetamine users - Cunningham JK, Liu LM, Callaghan RC.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In December 2006 the United States regulated sodium permanganate, a cocaine essential chemical. In March 2007 Mexico, the United States' primary source for methamphetamine, closed a chemical company accused of illicitly importing 60+ t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine and skin wounds: NYIT researcher wins NIH grant to study immune response
(New York Institute of Technology) NYIT researcher Luis Martinez, Ph.D. has won a $431,700 National Institutes of Health grant to investigate, in mice, methamphetamine's effects on the underlying biological mechanisms that cause inflammation and impair wound healing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Drops in cocaine, meth use linked to controls on chemicals: Study
Stephen FellerTUCSON, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Efforts to limit access to ingredients needed for the production of cocaine and methamphetamine appear to have reduced use of both drugs, researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US and Mexican controls on precursor chemicals may reduce cocaine and meth use in the US
In December 2006, the USA regulated sodium permanganate, a chemical essential to the manufacture of cocaine. In March 2007, Mexico closed a chemical company accused of illicitly importing more than 60 tons of pseudoephedrine, a methamphetamine precursor chemical. A new study has found that those events were associated with large, extended reductions in cocaine and methamphetamine users in the USA. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 17, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Reduced US cocaine and methamphetamine use linked to controls on commercial chemicals
(University of Arizona Health Sciences) A study by University of Arizona-led team finds that disruptions in access to sodium permanganate, used in cocaine production, and pseudoephedrine, a methamphetamine precursor chemical, which occurred in 2006 and 2007, were associated with the reductions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mindfulness training helpful in the recovery of adults addicted to stimulants
Meditation and other mindfulness strategies may reduce the likelihood of relapse for certain people struggling to break their addiction to stimulants including cocaine and methamphetamine, a UCLA study suggests. Results of the small clinical trial, published online this week in the journal Mindfulness, showed that mindfulness training is particularly beneficial for adults dependent on stimulants who have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety, common disorders among people with substance addiction. “When stimulant users attempt to quit, some of the most frequent complaints have to do with intolerable feelings of d...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Gangs, Sex Trafficking and Meth Interconnected in Indian Country
A study out of the Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma focused on methamphetamine abuse by ten Native American tribes in the western U.S. The study found that these communities are particularly vulnerable to members from outside drug cartels due to geographic location and a lack of resources, and that the widespread use of the drug had extremely detrimental effects on the tribal communities affected. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 1, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes: Good news, bad news
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Americans are confused about electronic cigarettes. A recent poll showed that the public was about evenly split between those who thought that electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, were less harmful than conventional cigarettes, and those who believed that e-cigarettes were as bad as or worse than regular cigarettes. Unfortunately, there is no long-term safety data about e-cigarettes. What information we do have suggests that e-cigarettes have a complex mix of potential harms and benefits. E-cigarettes: Less deadly than regular cigarettes First, the good news: e-cigarettes are almost certainly le...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Behavioral Health Cancer Lung disease Prevention Smoking cessation Source Type: news

Associations between family history of substance use, childhood trauma, and age of first drug use in persons with methamphetamine dependence - Svingen L, Dykstra RE, Simpson JL, Jaffe AE, Bevins RA, Carlo G, DiLillo D, Grant KM.
OBJECTIVES: The current study examined the association among family history of substance use problems, childhood maltreatment, and age of first drug use in a sample of men and women seeking treatment for methamphetamine dependence. Various forms of childho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chronic low back pain linked to higher rates of illicit drug use
People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs -- including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine -- compared to those without back pain, reports a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Chronic low back pain linked to higher rates of illicit drug use
( Wolters Kluwer Health ) People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs -- including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine -- compared to those without back pain, reports a study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Influence of base on nitro-aldol (Henry) reaction products for alternative clandestine pathways - Andrighetto LM, Henderson LC, Pearson JR, Stevenson PG, Conlan XA.
Australian clandestine drug laboratories are constantly utilising alternative methods to produce methamphetamine, in part as restrictions are placed by Government on, for example, chemicals such as phenyl-2-propanone (P2P) (in the early 1980s), or on pseud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Drug-use may hamper moral judgment
Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits, according to a study among prison inmates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Drug-use may hamper moral judgment
(Springer) Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions are damaged by their prolonged drug habits. This is according to a study among prison inmates by Samantha Fede and Dr. Kent Kiehl's laboratory at the University of New Mexico and the nonprofit Mind Research Network. The findings are published in Springer's journal Psychopharmacology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Yes, Benzos Are Bad For You
This article was originally published on Recovery Brands' Pro Talk/Pro Corner http://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/yes-benzos-are-bad-for-you/ Allen Frances is a professor emeritus at Duke University and was the chairman of the DSM-IV task force. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Say Why To Drugs: unravelling the myster-E of MDMA
In this series, I’ll be investigating different drugs, busting some myths and explaining potential harms and benefits. This week I’m looking at the highs and lows of MDMAMDMA - that’s 3-4 methylenedioxy-methamphetamine to you - is a synthetic stimulant in the amphetamine family. It was first synthesised and patented in 1912, originally as an intermediate product when developing another medication. Its psychoactive properties weren’t initially realised, and it wasn’t until the 1970s that it began to be used – initially in counselling settings. Its use as a recreational drug really rose wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 30, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Suzi Gage Tags: Drugs Science Health Society Source Type: news

IHS: Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative-Generation Indigenous (Gen-I), Initiative Support; Notice
The Indian Health Service announces the availability of funds for the Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) - Generation Indigenous (GEN-I) Initiative Support which focuses on promoting early intervention strategies and positive youth development programming to reduce risk factors for suicidal behavior and substance abuse in Native youth. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 27, 2016 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Physicians take on timely public health issues
In Days 2 and 3 of policymaking at the 2016 AMA Annual Meeting, delegates adopted a variety of policies on important issues affecting the health of patients across the country. Issues range from controlled LED lighting to safe provision of dry needling procedures to better training for hemorrhage control. Attorney ads on drug side-effects Late-night television is rampant with attorney ads that seek plaintiffs regarding complications from new medications. Potential complications are spoken about in an alarming way, and often, it is the first time the public learns about those potential complications and side effects. ...
Source: AMA Wire - June 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Soda Consumption Among Methamphetamine Users in the USA: Impact on Oral Health
Conclusions: MA users' consumption of sugared sodas is higher than in the adult general population, and this is the first study to show a statistically significant association between MA use and sugared soda consumption. In addition, increased soda consumption was associated with more dental problems among MA users. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 9, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Nigeria: NDLEA and Fight Against Methamphetamine in Nigeria
[Daily Trust] Nigeria has been tackling the problem of illicit drug production, trafficking and abuse with significant results over the years. Numerous spectacular drug seizures and high profile arrests have been recorded by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) since inception. Cannabis which is popularly known as hemp or marijuana was the only locally produced drug in the country while other drugs like cocaine and heroin are smuggled into the country from producer nations. This situation is gradually changi (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 20, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Analysing pseudoephedrine/methamphetamine policy options in Australia using multi-criteria decision modelling - Manning M, Wong GT, Ransley J, Smith C.
BACKGROUND: In this paper we capture and synthesize the unique knowledge of experts so that choices regarding policy measures to address methamphetamine consumption and dependency in Australia can be strengthened. We examine perceptions of the: (1) influen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Risk factors for recent intimate partner violence among methamphetamine-using men and women - Hayashi HD, Patterson TL, Semple SJ, Fujimoto K, Stockman JK.
The Substance Abuse, Violence, and HIV/AIDS (SAVA) syndemic model describes how the confluence of the three epidemics of substance abuse, violence, and HIV risk work synergistically to create excess burden among populations. We sought to identify risk fact... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study: Exercise may help treat addiction
Stephen FellerLOS ANGELES, April 27 (UPI) -- Adding exercise to methamphetamine addiction counseling leads to changes in the brain that could help people trying to beat a habit, according to a new study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adding exercise to health education helps treat addiction, say UCLA researchers
Can you physically outrun an addiction? Of course not. But a new study by UCLA researchers found that exercise, when combined with traditional behavioral therapy, helped people who were addicted to methamphetamine. The study, involving 19 people, showed that those who included walking or jogging along with resistance training in their treatment had a 15 percent increase in the number of dopamine receptors in the brain. The dopamine system is directly impacted by meth use; restoring these receptors reduces people’s craving for the drug. The study was published online by the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Methampheta...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 27, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Methamphetamine: Facts, Effects and Health Risks
Learn about methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal drug that is known for its euphoric effects. Methamphetamine is the second highest illicit drug used worldwide. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Estimating the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia, 2002-2014 - Degenhardt L, Larney S, Chan G, Dobbins T, Weier M, Roxburgh A, Hall WD, McKetin R.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the number of regular and dependent methamphetamine users in Australia. DESIGN: Indirect prevalence estimates were made for each year from 2002-03 to 2013-14. We applied multiplier methods to data on treatment episodes for am... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effects of alcohol, methamphetamine, and marijuana exposure on the placenta
In the United States, prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is the most common preventable cause of developmental delay. Animal studies have shown some of the adverse effects of PAE on placental development, but few studies have examined these effects in humans. This is the first study to examine the effects of prenatal exposure to methamphetamine, marijuana, and cigarette smoking on human placental development. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ebola meth? Police joke nets at least 1 drug arrest
DALLAS (AP) — The joke has shown up on police department Facebook pages in at least two states: Anyone in possession of methamphetamine or other illegal drugs should stop by the police station for testing because the drugs might somehow contain Ebola. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultra-rapid targeted analysis of 40 drugs of abuse in oral fluid by LC-MS/MS using carbon-13 isotopes of methamphetamine and MDMA to reduce detector saturation - Di Rago M, Chu M, Rodda LN, Jenkins E, Kotsos A, Gerostamoulos D.
The number of oral fluid samples collected by the road policing authority in Victoria, Australia, requiring confirmatory laboratory analysis for drugs proscribed under Victorian legislation (methamphetamine, MDMA and Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol) has greatly i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Systematic review of the toxicological and radiological features of body packing - Cappelletti S, Piacentino D, Sani G, Bottoni E, Fiore PA, Aromatario M, Ciallella C.
Body packing is the term used for the intracorporeal concealment of illicit drugs, mainly cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and cannabinoids. These drugs are produced in the form of packages and are swallowed or placed in various anatomical cavities and bo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Maryland EMS Physicians Describe Public Health Threat of Designer Drugs at EMS Today 2016
Electronic dance music (EDM) festivals represent a perfect storm of risk factors associated with mass gatherings and pose a unique challenge for EMS systems. This is attributed to a convergence of multiple factors, including an increase in the frequency and popularity of EDM concerts/festivals, a younger attendee demographic, the abundant availability of designer drugs such as MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, also known as Molly and Ecstasy) and the prevalence of alcohol and other external factors, such as exposure to weather conditions. Combined, these variables have resulted in an overall increase of patient enc...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News EMS Today Source Type: news

The profile of psychiatric symptoms exacerbated by methamphetamine use - McKetin R, Dawe S, Burns RA, Hides L, Kavanagh DJ, Teesson M, McD Young R, Voce A, Saunders JB.
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine use can produce symptoms almost indistinguishable from schizophrenia. Distinguishing between the two conditions has been hampered by the lack of a validated symptom profile for methamphetamine-induced psychiatric symptoms. We us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Methamphetamine use is associated with high levels of depressive symptoms in adolescents and young adults in Rural Chiang Mai Province, Thailand - DiMiceli LE, Sherman SG, Aramrattana A, Sirirojn B, Celentano DD.
BACKGROUND: High levels of depressive symptoms often occur among individuals that use or that are dependent on methamphetamine (MA). Thailand is currently experiencing an epidemic of MA use among youth. Understanding the nature of the relationship between ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hawaii Meth Project to end outreach program
The Hawaii Meth Project, a Honolulu-based nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of methamphetamine use, will close its outreach and switch to a solely online program in June, its executive director confirmed Monday. Diminishing financial resources and increasing costs led to the decision to close down the organization, which has four people on staff and seven board members, Hawaii Meth Project Executive Director Georgianna DeCosta told PBN. The Hawaii Meth Project ended its educational and school-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 23, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

How Big Pharma gets away with selling crystal meth to children: By renaming it 'Adderall'
(NaturalNews) In a recent appearance on All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, drug abuse and addiction expert Carl Hart of Columbia University made a shocking claim: There isn't much difference between the demonized street drug methamphetamine (also known as meth or crystal meth) and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

School-aged outcomes following prenatal methamphetamine exposure: 7.5-year follow-up from the Infant Development, Environment, and Lifestyle Study - Eze N, Smith LM, Lagasse LL, Derauf C, Newman E, Arria A, Huestis MA, Della Grotta SA, Dansereau LM, Neal C, Lester BM.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between prenatal methamphetamine exposure (PME) and behavior problems at age 7.5 years and the extent to which early adversity mediated this relationship. STUDY DESIGN: The multicenter, longitudinal Infant Development... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

New study holds hope for improving outcomes for children exposed to methamphetamine
(Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (LA BioMed)) In a first of its kind study, researchers followed meth-exposed children to age 7.5 and found more supportive home environments could make a difference in their behavior and emotional control. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

A qualitative exploration of perceived gender differences in methamphetamine use among women who use methamphetamine on the Mexico-U.S. border - Loza O, Ramos R, Ferreira-Pinto J, Hernandez MT, Villalobos SA.
The purpose of this study is to extend the research on contextual factors that influence the initiation and continued use of methamphetamine (meth) by women on the U.S.-Mexico border. At present, a minimal body of literature exists that explores meth use o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Frontal white matter changes and aggression in methamphetamine dependence - Lederer K, Fouche JP, Wilson D, Stein DJ, Uhlmann A.
Chronic methamphetamine (MA) use can lead to white matter (WM) changes and increased levels of aggression. While previous studies have examined WM abnormalities relating to cognitive impairment, associations between WM integrity and aggression in MA depend... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news