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Cocaine Addiction Treated With Epilepsy Drug
2013-10-26 05:03:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A medication currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy and migraines could also be the first drug capable of effectively treating cocaine addiction, according to new research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. Bankole A. Johnson, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and colleagues recruited 142 adults who were seeking treatment for...

Drug And Alcohol Use In Truck Drivers
2013-10-23 04:48:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Drinking and doing drugs on the job are commonplace among truck drivers around the world, according to a research review of international data published in Monday in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine. In an editorial published alongside the review, Allard van der Beek, a professor at the Institute for Health and Care Research at VU University in Amsterdam, said the findings are "a cause for concern," not only in terms...

Oreos Addictive As Drugs To Rats
2013-10-16 08:44:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Neuroscience students from Connecticut College who fed rats “America’s Favorite Cookie” now say Oreos are just as addictive as cocaine and morphine for the lab animals. Rats that were fed the cookies not only went straight to the creamy center first, they also lingered in the area where they were usually fed the cookies. Furthermore, the researchers found that eating Oreos activated even more neurons in the rats’ brains'...

2013-10-07 13:46:06

This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr. Jocelyne Caboche on Sunday Oct. 6 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain The extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) pathway plays a role in multiple drug addictions and appears to modulate neuronal plasticity through epigenetic mechanisms, say French scientists. The discovery could pave the way for new therapeutic options for treating drug addictions, the researchers claim. "The molecular adaptations induced by ERK...

2013-10-07 13:15:28

This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr. Jocelyne Caboche on Sunday Oct. 6 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain The extracellular-signal regulated kinase (ERK) pathway plays a role in multiple drug addictions and appears to modulate neuronal plasticity through epigenetic mechanisms, say French scientists. The discovery could pave the way for new therapeutic options for treating drug addictions, the researchers claim. "The molecular adaptations induced by ERK...

2013-10-02 12:46:56

In many ways, the spread of HIV has been fueled by substance abuse. Shared needles and drug users' high-risk sexual behaviors are just some of the ways that narcotics such as cocaine have played a key role in the AIDS epidemic in much of the world. There is, however, relatively little research into how drugs can impact the body's defenses against the virus. But a new UCLA study published in the October issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology examines how cocaine affects a unique...

2013-10-01 15:20:24

Over past 20 years street prices have fallen while purity/potency has increased Since 1990, the street price of illegal drugs has fallen in real terms while the purity/potency of what's on offer has generally increased, both of which are indicators of availability. The United Nations recently estimated that the illicit drug trade is worth at least US $350 billion every year. And needle sharing is one of the key drivers of blood borne infections, including HIV. The drug trade is also...

War On Illegal Drugs Is A Losing Battle For Authorities
2013-10-01 13:23:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Authorities are losing the global battle trying to control illegal drugs, according to a study published in the journal BMJ Open. Researchers analyzed data from seven international government-funded drug surveillance systems containing 10 years of information on the price and purity of cannabis, cocaine and opiates such as heroin. They also reviewed the number of seizures of illegal drugs in production regions and rates of consumption...


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