Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's Patients
Title: Xanax, Valium May Boost Pneumonia Risk in Alzheimer's PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/10/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer)
Source: MedicineNet Alzheimer - April 10, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

TPR Podcast Episode #14: VX and the Assassination of Kim Jong-Nam
  On February 13, 2017 Kim Jong Nam — half-brother to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — was attacked by two women in Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International airport. The attacks smeared some substance on his face. Within 10 or 15 minutes Mr. Kim collapsed in the airport medical clinic and died apparently in the ambulance on way to hospital.   Days later, Malaysian authorities announced that the nerve agent VX was detected in samples taken from Mr. Kim’s face.   Security camera footage from the airport showing the attack on Mr. Kim and its aftermath can be viewed here. In the video, the ...
Source: The Poison Review - March 30, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow The Poison Review Tags: Podcast Source Type: news

How to sleep: Never check time and drink herbal tea
No one wants to take Valium, but if you ’re plagued by insomnia, it’s tempting. Anna Magee rounds up natural alternatives – and the best behavioral fixes – to help you finally get some rest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix
30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions, Pain Relievers, Sleep Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 -- Mixing opioid painkillers with common anxiety and sleep medications is a prescription for a deadly overdose, a new U.S. study shows. Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic medications, nearly 30 percent also involved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 15, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

This Prescription Drug Is Implicated In Almost A Third Of All Opioid Overdose Deaths
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- 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: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioid Painkillers and Xanax or Valium a Deadly Mix: Study
30 percent of fatal opioid overdoses involved both types of meds, but number of people prescribed both has spiked (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - March 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Diazepam Not Helpful for Back Pain (FREE)
By the Editors Here's the most clicked-on item we featured … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - March 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
Title: Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back PainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/28/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - February 28, 2017 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
Another study casts doubt on notion that potent painkillers can really help Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - February 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valium May Be Useless for Acute Lower Back Pain
MONDAY, Feb. 27, 2017 -- For decades, emergency room staff often gave Valium to patients for an acute bout of bad lower back pain. But a new head-to-head trial in an ER environment casts doubt on the notion that Valium or potent painkillers can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 27, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Chlamydia Screening, Diazepam Not Helpful for Back Pain, Connecticut IM Opportunity (FREE)
By the Editors Check out the latest offerings from NEJM Group:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Chlamydial infection may result in pelvic inflammatory disease, … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Did the nerve agent VX kill Kim Jong Nam?
Last night Malaysian authorities announced that they identified the nerve agent VX taken off the face of Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered on February 13 at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. As the History Channel video above indicates, nerve agents are potent acetylcholinesterase inhibitors that utilize the same mechanism as organophosphate insecticides such as parathion. Conceptually, the effect of VX exposure is simple: wherever in the body acetylcholine acts as a neurotransmitter, nerve agents cause unregulated, chaotic activity. There are generally 3 such sites: muscarinic sites: connections between ner...
Source: The Poison Review - February 24, 2017 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical assassination Kim Jong Nam Kuala Lumpur International Airport malaysia murder nerve agent North Korea VX Source Type: news

Placebo and valium are equally effective for acute lower back pain in the ER
(American College of Emergency Physicians) Emergency patients treated with naproxen and placebo had outcomes as good as or better than patients treated with naproxen and diazepam (trade name Valium) for acute lower back pain, according to the results of a double-blind, randomized clinical trial published last week in Annals of Emergency Medicine ('Diazepam Is No Better Than Placebo When Added to Naproxen for Acute Low Back Pain'). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Diazepam Intensol (Diazepam Oral Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 17, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Neurelis closes Series B for intranasal diazepam spray
Neurelis, Inc. said today that it closed a Series B financing round, led by HBM Healthcare Investments. Other investors included LYZZ Capital, which previously led a Series A funding round for the company. Neurelis will use the funds to complete clinical trials for its intranasal diazepam spray and prepare a new drug application to submit to the FDA. The round, which closed at an undisclosed amount, comes just 1 day after the company said that the FDA granted fast track designation for its diazepam spray, NRL-1. The intranasal formulation is being developed for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients with acute repetitive or...
Source: Mass Device - January 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Funding Roundup Neurological Pharmaceuticals Neurelis Inc. Source Type: news

Neurelis wins fast track designation from FDA for intranasal diazepam spray
Neurelis, Inc. said today that it won fast track designation from the FDA for its intranasal diazepam spray. The  nasal formulation of diazepam, which is being developed for pediatric and adult epilepsy patients who experience repititive or cluster seizures, is in the final stage of clinical development, according to Neurelis. The company expects to submit a new drug application to the federal watchdog by early 2018. “We are very excited to have received fast track designation status with the FDA,” president & CEO Craig Chambliss said in prepared remarks. “We are looking forward to work...
Source: Mass Device - January 4, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Neurological Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Clearance Wall Street Beat Neurelis Inc. Source Type: news

Diazepam (Diazepam Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 4, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)
Title: Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Deaths from Fentanyl Overdoses Double In A Single Year
Deaths involving the opioid painkiller fentanyl more than doubled in a single year in the United States, according to a new report. In 2014, 4,200 people in the U.S. died from overdoses involving fentanyl, up from 1,905 people in 2013, the report found. The rate of fentanyl deaths increased from 6 deaths per 1 million people to 13 deaths per 1 million people during that one-year period. The report, from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration, used a new method to examine drug overdose deaths in the United States. Traditionally, government researchers have used spe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Valium (Diazepam Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - December 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Study Shows Taking Mental Health Medication Is Incredibly Common
If you take medication for a mental health issue, you’re in good company.  Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.  Researchers from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices analyzed public government data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which measures details related to the use of health care and health insurance coverage. They found 16.7 percent of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013, th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study Shows Taking Mental Health Medication Is Incredibly Common
If you take medication for a mental health issue, you’re in good company.  Approximately one in six Americans has taken a prescribed psychiatric drug such as antidepressants at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.  Researchers from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices analyzed public government data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which measures details related to the use of health care and health insurance coverage. They found 16.7 percent of 242 million U.S. adults reported filling one or more psychiatric drug prescriptions in 2013, th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Anti-Aging Treatments Pain Scale You Need To Know About
For Allure, by Katie Becker. Discomfort and beauty are always in tension, so we teach ourselves the algorithm of: Is it worth it? We learn the calculations between ouch and better skin (or flatter abs, or a firmer jawline, or...). But you can't do the math without knowing what kind of pain you're in for. We went to the people who know best—the patients—to find out exactly what it feels like to be on the receiving end of all those needles, blades, and lasers. *Pain Meter runs on a scale of 1-5. Botox: An injectable neurotoxin used to temporarily paralyze facial muscles and smooth wrinkles The Patient Report: &q...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)
Title: diazepam (Valium, Diastat, Acudial, Diastat Pediatric, Diazepam Intensol)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/29/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 29, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What is it Like to Have PRK Surgery?
What is it like to get PRK corrective eye surgery? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Eric Kolovson, had PRK surgery in both eyes, on Quora: I got PRK done on each eye, one at a time. Both eyes have been healing on slightly different timelines, but here's the general experience: Day 0: The surgery itself is relatively painless. I would compare it to going to the dentist for a cleaning, where you have to lie still for a certain amount of time and endure a bit of discomfort, but there is no real pain. The major...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors turning patients into drug addicts, admit too many patients addicted to tranquilizers
(NaturalNews) For the first time, a major British doctors' association has admitted that too many patients are being prescribed dangerous and addictive benzodiazepine tranquilizers, also known as "benzos."These benzos include Xanax, Restoril and diazepam – a generic drug... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact on reducing availability of controlled medications
More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 15, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Organized prescription drug collection programs may have minimal impact
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) More than 3.8 billion controlled medications, such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, Valium and Adderall, are dispensed by pharmacies annually in the United States. It has been estimated that only about 30 percent of these drugs are used by the people for whom they were prescribed. The remaining 70 percent represent a large surplus of controlled medications that could be abused or sold to others for abuse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The 6 Medications You Should Never Take When Driving
It’s a given that safe driving needs concentration, alertness and an ability to react in a coordinated and timely fashion. But what may not occur to you is that the medications you’re taking can seriously impact all of these things. And it’s not just prescription medications, but over-the-counter products as well. “While laws differ from state to state, you can be charged with a DUI if caught driving hazardously while taking prescription or OTC meds, even if your doctor wrote you that prescription,” adds C. Michael White, Pharm.D., FCP, FCCP, Professor and Head of the Department of Pharmacy Pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career
The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer. The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by the detrimental effects of sleep deprivation on your mood, ability to focus, emotional intelligence, and access to higher-level brain functions for days to come. The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep. Why You Need Adequate Sleep to Perform We've always...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS speak to Channel 5 Nailing the Fraudsters about counterfeit medicines
Channel 5’s programme Undercover: Nailing the Fraudsters looks at a different aspect of fraud each week. Professor Jayne Lawrence was interviewed this week about tablets claiming to be Valium, (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - September 15, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives
Health officials are warning doctors and patients about the potentially fatal consequences of mixing prescription painkillers and popular sedatives like Valium and Xanax, which can lead to breathing problems, coma and death. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

FDA: Opioids Plus Sedatives Pose Fatal OD Risk
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 31, 2016 -- Mixing prescription opioid painkillers with a class of drugs that includes popular sedatives such as Valium and Xanax can cause a fatal overdose, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday. The U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 31, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Case series: 8 patients exposed to phony alprazolam (Xanax) containing fentanyl and/or etizolam
3 out of 5 stars Adverse Effects From Counterfeit Alprazolam Tablets. Arens AM et al. Ann Emerg Med 2016 Aug 8 [Epub ahead of print] Reference In March of this year,there were 9 deaths reported in Pinellas County, Florida (the Tampa/St. Petersburg area) associated with fake alprazolam (Xanax) tablets containing fentanyl. Earlier, similar counterfeit pills had been seen around San Francisco and in Monroe County Southern Illinois. This letter, from the University of California-San Francisco and the California Poison Control System describes 8 cases — including 1 cardiac arrest — from that region. A...
Source: The Poison Review - August 25, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical alprazolam counterfeit etizolam fake phony xanax Source Type: news

Will Too Much Sleep Make You Fat?
In last week's article, you learned exactly how not getting enough sleep (less than about 7 hours per night), can cause fat gain, muscle loss and an inability to control the appetite, along with increased risk for a host of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity. But the solution is definitely not to begin sleeping as much as you possibly can. Oversleeping may seem like a good idea to fight off the fat gain that can accompany undersleeping, but it's been shown that sleeping in excess of 9 hours per night can be just as damaging to your sleep cycles and your waistline as not getting enough sleep, and in this article...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carlisle men fight for their lives after taking fake 'Blue Valium' imported from Pakistan
Three young women from Renfrew in Scotland have died after reportedly taking the tablets (similar to those pictured), and two men in Carlisle, Cumbria, were today being treated in hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diazepam Rectal Gel (Diazepam Rectal Gel) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 18, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Diazepam (Diazepam Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - July 7, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology 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

Acorda to Discontinue Development of Plumiaz for Treatment of Epilepsy Seizure Clusters
ARDSLEY, N.Y., May 20, 2016 --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) today announced that it will discontinue development of Plumiaz (diazepam) Nasal Spray, an investigational therapy being studied for the treatment of seizure... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - May 21, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

[Research Article] On-demand continuous-flow production of pharmaceuticals in a compact, reconfigurable system
Pharmaceutical manufacturing typically uses batch processing at multiple locations. Disadvantages of this approach include long production times and the potential for supply chain disruptions. As a preliminary demonstration of an alternative approach, we report here the continuous-flow synthesis and formulation of active pharmaceutical ingredients in a compact, reconfigurable manufacturing platform. Continuous end-to-end synthesis in the refrigerator-sized [1.0 meter (width) × 0.7 meter (length) × 1.8 meter (height)] system produces sufficient quantities per day to supply hundreds to thousands of oral or topica...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 1, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Andrea Adamo Source Type: news

Benzodiazepine overdose deaths soared in recent years, study finds
The use of benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium, is on the rise, and the number of overdose deaths related to them soared in recent years, new research says. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do humans like to get drunk? You asked Google – here’s the answer
Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesAlcohol is a very simple molecule with incredibly complex effects. Although I already knew a bit about the neurobiology of alcohol, I just spent an afternoon reading a dense journal article that described roughly 50 different neural mechanisms it affects. After which I felt like I needed a drink. It’s widely known that alcohol reduces stress temporarily, and many people use it for just that purpose. It reduces stress by increasing the uptake of a neurotransmitter called...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Marc Lewis Tags: Alcohol Society Drugs Alcoholism Psychology Science World news Source Type: news

The 9 Life Lessons I Learned From My Husband's Hospital Stay
He's fine. He's really fine. Let's get that out of the way. My husband recently had surgery that required an overnight stay in a major Los Angeles teaching hospital. Here are nine lessons I learned as a patient's wife in those 24 hours. 1. Honey wins more friends -- and lime jello -- than vinegar. Nurses are busy people. They are running around making sure nobody dies on their watch and when you have a request like "Can my husband get some lime jello instead of orange?" they may not respond as quickly as your cranky patient would like. Stay calm. Stay polite. While your cranky patient may want his lime jello ASAP...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STUDY: long-term use of Xanax, Valium, Klonopin and other psychoactives may lead to cancer
(NaturalNews) Benzodiazepines (BZDs), the group of central nervous system depressants known to create feelings of calm, sleep and drowsiness, are under fire for findings that suggest they may lead to cancer. This means that the likes of Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and a host of other... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Study: Overdose Deaths From Sedatives Have Surged
Overdose deaths involving benzodiazepine drugs, a class of sedatives that includes Xanax, Valium and Klonopin, have increased more than fourfold since 1996, according to a new study. “Benzodiazepines are risky drugs; that’s the bottom line,” says Dr. Larissa Loukianova, medical director of Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Pain Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Loukianova, who is not part of the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news