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2011-07-27 18:42:13

Giving amphetamines to adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can help them control their symptoms, but the side effects mean that some people do not manage to take them for very long. These conclusions were drawn by a team of five researchers working at Girona and Barcelona Universities in Spain, and published in a new Cochrane Systematic Review. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a childhood onset disorder, but half of people with it find that the...

2011-07-26 12:45:45

People who abused methamphetamine or other amphetamine-like stimulants were more likely to develop Parkinson's disease than those who did not, in a new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The researchers examined almost 300,000 hospital records from California covering 16 years. Patients admitted to hospital for methamphetamine or amphetamine-use disorders had a 76 per cent higher risk of developing Parkinson's disease compared to those with no disorder. Globally,...

2011-07-18 12:10:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 15, 2011, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III sentenced a defendant charged with selling Ecstasy to 26 months in prison, less than half the 63 to 78 months recommended by current sentencing guidelines. This watershed event took place because the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which represented the defendant, presented scientific evidence challenging the sentencing guidelines as being promulgated in a time of...

2011-07-15 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today released the following statement in response to Governor Rick Snyder signing into law legislation creating a real-time, stop-sale system in Michigan, which blocks illegal sales of products containing pseudoephedrine while allowing law-abiding citizens to access the medicines they need: "With Governor Snyder's signature, the State of Michigan has taken a significant step toward stopping meth...

2011-07-11 08:00:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinapis Pharma, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed its first clinical trial in the development of its lead drug for the treatment of stroke and traumatic brain injury. The Phase I trial entitled " A Phase 1, Open-Label, Randomized, Two-Period, Two-Treatment, Two-Sequence, Single Dose, Crossover Study to Evaluate the Safety and Pharmacokinetics of Oral and Intravenous Administration of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride in Healthy...

2011-06-30 19:10:02

Current drug standards may lead to under- and overdosing Generic anti-epilepsy drugs, pharmaceutical products similar to brand-name versions, save consumers billions of dollars each year, but some are different enough from branded formulations that they may not be effective, particularly if patients switch between two generic drugs, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. A report on the study, published online and in an upcoming issue of Annals of Neurology, raises questions about...

2011-06-30 12:26:00

WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement in response to the Michigan House and Senate passing legislation implementing a real-time, stop-sale system, which allows law-abiding citizens to access common cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE), while blocking sales that exceed the legal limit: "We are very grateful for the hard work and thoughtfulness demonstrated by Michigan's...

2011-06-23 15:42:41

It's well known that drunk driving can have fatal consequences, but a new study suggests that alcohol is not the only drug that's a danger on the road. It might make sense that drugs like marijuana or amphetamines would impair drivers and lead to crashes. But few studies have actually looked specifically at the impact of other drugs on traffic deaths -- even as there is an increasing push to pass "drugged driving" laws nationally. In the new study, reported in the July issue of the Journal of...

2011-06-20 12:58:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement in response to Texas Governor Rick Perry signing into law legislation that implements a real-time, stop-sale system allowing law-abiding citizens to access common cold and allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE), while stopping sales that exceed the legal limit: "We applaud the work of Texas lawmakers who enacted legislation implementing a real-time,...

2011-06-08 11:00:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMPE) ("Ampio" or the "Company"), a developer of innovative proprietary drugs for metabolic, eye, kidney and CNS disease, male sexual dysfunction, and inflammation, today announced the appointment to its Board of Directors of Dr. David R. Stevens as an additional independent director. Dr. Stevens' appointment, effective immediately, brings the number of independent directors on Ampio's board to four...