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2011-02-21 13:38:21

New research shows people who have used amphetamines such as benzedrine and dexedrine appear to be at an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011. Benzedrine and Dexedrine are amphetamines often prescribed to increase wakefulness and focus for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy, a disorder that can...

2011-02-15 08:52:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the journal Addiction published online the results of a neuroscience study finding no evidence of impaired cognitive performance in users of Ecstasy, the street name for the chemical known as MDMA. The study, conducted by researchers at Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital, improves on earlier studies in several ways. It used subjects who used few or no other drugs or alcohol, compared those subjects to others from the same...

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2011-02-15 07:45:00

Ecstasy use does not impair a person's cognitive function or diminish their mental ability, according to a new study published Tuesday in the journal Addiction. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded study compared 52 users of Ecstasy, also known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, with 59 non-users. They found that using the drug, which the NIDA says "is chemically similar to the stimulant methamphetamine and the hallucinogen mescaline" and "produces feelings of increased...

2011-02-09 17:46:00

EL CAJON, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 26, 2011, it was reported that 13 University of Iowa football players were affected so severely by rhabdomyolysis that they were hospitalized. Occurrences of rhabdomyolysis--muscle breakdown--are so rare that it suggests an additional causal factor, such as a drug. Drugs known as 'statins,' widely used to lower cholesterol, are known in rare cases to cause rhabdomyolysis. It seems more likely, however, that amphetamines,...

2011-01-11 09:00:00

WASHINGTON D.C. and MINNEAPOLIS, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MDMA (Medical Device Manufacturers Association), the leading national trade association for innovative and entrepreneurial medical technology companies and WMDO (World Medical Device Organization), the leading global provider of innovative online training for medical device professionals, announced today a business alliance that offers MDMA Members complete access to WMDO's extensive catalogue of professional online...

2011-01-03 08:21:33

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Amphetamines are drugs known as stimulants, and are commonly abused in the U.S. This study shows that the amount of alcohol consumed may increase the likelihood of developing drug abuse, which can be used in helping to understand treatment challenges. Stimulant drugs, which can increase energy and concentration, are widely abused by young adults. One such drug are amphetamines, which in addition to being widely accessible, has been shown in previous studies to have...

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2010-12-15 11:11:17

Ecstasy produces loving feelings and alters perception of others MDMA or 'ecstasy' increases feelings of empathy and social connection. These 'empathogenic' effects suggest that MDMA might be useful to enhance the psychotherapy of people who struggle to feel connected to others, as may occur in association with autism, schizophrenia, or antisocial personality disorder. However, these effects have been difficult to measure objectively, and there has been limited research in humans. Now,...

2010-12-15 00:30:46

New research indicates that ingesting moderate amounts of alcohol may increase an individual's risk of amphetamine abuse     * Amphetamines are part of a large group of drugs known as stimulants, which are commonly misused in the United States    * A new study shows that the amount of alcohol consumed may increase the likelihood of developing drug abuse    * These results indicate that there is a possible link between drinking and other drug abuse,...

2010-12-06 07:00:00

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug market in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Japan will fluctuate modestly over the next decade, decreasing from $5 billion in 2009 to a trough in 2013 before climbing to $4.1 billion in 2019. An expanding drug-treated...

2010-11-15 08:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the prescription medication Vyvanse® (lisdexamfetamine dimesylate) Capsules CII for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adolescents ages 13 to 17. The approval is based on study data demonstrating that Vyvanse improved ADHD symptoms...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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