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2009-12-09 03:24:00

LONDON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's disease therapeutics market in 2008 amounted to over $1 billion in the European Union (EU), which includes total sales of carbidopa/levodopa, dopamine agonists, MAO-B inhibitors, COMT inhibitors and anticholinergics used for disease symptom relief. With the introduction of newer dopamine agonists as well as fresh recommendations and treatment guidelines that call for using dopamine agonists as first-line therapy, the market is experiencing a...

2009-11-19 08:00:00

MUNSTER, Germany, November 19 /PRNewswire/ -- MONITORING FORCE GmbH announced that they have filed on November 16th, 2009 Flibanserin in the indication treatment-relevant levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinson's disease for orphan drug status designation with the European Medicines Agency (EMEA). Levodopa-induced dyskinesia is a complication of the mainstay treatment in advanced Parkinson's and a serious burden to some of those affected, since it may be disabling for the patients and...

2009-11-18 10:40:32

Australian scientists have significantly advanced our understanding of dopamine release from nerve cells, findings that should speed the development of more effective drugs for treating Parkinson's Disease. People with Parkinson's Disease suffer from muscle rigidity, tremor, a slowing of physical movement and, in extreme cases, a loss of physical movement. These primary symptoms are caused by the loss of dopamine producing nerve cells in the brain. Medicines used for treating Parkinson's...

2009-11-12 12:31:20

Enhancing the effects of the brain chemical dopamine influences how people make life choices by affecting expectations of pleasure, according to new research from the UCL Institute of Neurology. The study, published today in Current Biology, confirms an important role for dopamine in how human expectations are formed and how people make complex decisions. It also contributes to an understanding of how pleasure expectation can go awry, for example in drug addiction. Dopamine is a...

2009-08-17 08:33:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of a Barr Laboratories Inc. amphetamine product because of a health hazard. The FDA said the dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate 20mg mixed amphetamine salt tablets are being recalled because some might exceed weight requirements, resulting in super-potency. The federal agency said potential adverse reactions to a supratherapeutic dose could include cardiovascular,...

2009-08-04 08:00:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- RIESTER creative from Utah's End Meth Now campaign has been selected by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to become a key resource to states across the country in the fight against meth use. In contrast to other approaches combating meth addiction, the End Meth Now campaign inspires hope and enlists the help of loved ones in fighting the drug. "We've had the privilege of working on many successful campaigns, but feel extremely proud...

2009-07-07 23:39:31

With patience, there is hope for recovery from methamphetamine addiction, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, says it takes at least one year for former methamphetamine users to regain cognitive functions like impulse control and attentional focus. We used to think most, if not all, effects of meth addiction were permanent, lead study author Ruth Salo of the University of California, Davis, said in a statement. This study adds to the...

2009-06-29 14:22:21

 In a study published online by the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, UC Davis researchers report that it takes at least a year for former methamphetamine users to regain impulse control. The results tell recovering substance abusers, their families and drug-treatment specialists that it can take an extended period of time for the brain functions critical to recovery to improve."Recovery from meth abuse does not happen overnight," said Ruth Salo, lead author of the study and a UC...

2009-05-06 12:33:00

Methamphetamine Use Drops While Amphetamine Use Continues to Rise Random Drug Testing Programs May Deter Use, Data Show MADISON, N.J., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cocaine use among U.S. employees and job applicants in the general U.S. workforce declined sharply in 2008, according to the annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index(TM) (DTI), based on 5.7 million urine drug tests performed last year by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the nation's leading provider of drug testing services. In...

2009-05-06 16:00:18

Cocaine use among U.S. workers and job applicants dropped significantly in 2008, a private diagnostic research company said Wednesday. The annual Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index, compiled by Quest Diagnostics, said cocaine and methamphetamine use declined sharply, although amphetamine use increased, possibly due to increased prescriptions for Attention Deficit Disorder. Based on 5.7 million urine samples, cocaine use in the U.S. workforce dropped 29 percent last year compared to 2007....


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'