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2011-09-14 22:00:13

Scientists are reporting development of three promising formulations that could be used in a vaccine to treat methamphetamine addiction – one of the most serious drug abuse problems in the United States. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. Kim Janda, Ph.D., and colleagues note that methamphetamine use and addiction cost the U.S. more than $23 billion annually due to...

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2011-08-21 14:42:25

MDMA, better known as the recreational drug ecstasy, could be used to treat leukemia, lymphoma, and certain other types of blood cancer, a new Birmingham University study has claimed. Writing in the journal Investigational New Drugs, researchers from the school claimed that they successfully made the drug, which had already been proven effective against certain types of white blood cell cancers, 100 times more effective. Previously, the dosage required for treatment of these types of...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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