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2009-05-26 07:27:01

Impaired ability to monitor behavior, emotions may underlie vulnerability to drugs; suggests new targets for treatment Parts of the brain involved in monitoring behaviors and emotions show different levels of activity in cocaine users relative to non-drug users, even when both groups perform equally well on a psychological test. These results "” from a brain-imaging study conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and published online the week of...

2009-04-29 17:25:00

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) issues the following statement upon approval today by the House of Representatives for the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009, also known as the Matthew Shepard Act, and on a recommendation by the U.S. Department of Justice to end disparity in sentencing for crimes involving crack and powder cocaine: "Today -- the 100th day of the Obama Administration -- is a great day for advancing the...

2009-04-29 10:04:45

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say it took a suspected Toronto drug mule three weeks to excrete 76 tampon-sized packets of cocaine into a bedpan. Hatim Gulamhusein, 48, was arrested April 7 at Toronto's international airport after arriving on a flight from Buenos Aires, Argentina, RCMP Cpl. Cathy McCrory told the National Post. She said border agents are very good at spotting people who have swallowed drug packages or secreted them in their bodies. Once in custody, Gulamhusein required six...

2009-04-24 08:57:21

Addicts, even those who have been abstinent for long periods of time, are often still vulnerable to their own memories of prior drug use. For example, exposure to the same environment in which they commonly used drugs "“ a contextual memory "“ can increase their craving for the drug dramatically and can lead to relapse.A new study in the April 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/biopsychiat), published by Elsevier, has evaluated a novel compound...

2009-04-17 01:02:09

Initial drug use can be motivated by curiosity or peer pressure, but in some animals it can result from a stressful event, researchers in Puerto Rico said. Natasha Lugo-Escobar, Nicole Carreras and Annabell C. Segarra of University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, said drugs act on the reward centers of the brain. These areas are normally involved in mediating pleasure, and also regulate the psychostimulant effects of drugs such as cocaine. Stress is known to...

2009-03-10 15:16:43

Police in Florida said a man accused of drug possession and leaving the scene of a crash allegedly tried to buy drugs with fake money. Investigators said Eric Bruen, 29, was pulled over Saturday by Stuart Police after they noticed that his car was severely damaged and could not stay inside a lane, TCPalm.com reported Tuesday. Police found four rocks of crack cocaine in is car and thee rocks of the drug in his shirt pocket. Bruen had allegedly tried to purchase drugs earlier Saturday but the...

2009-03-03 07:03:00

CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq: CPRX), a biopharmaceutical company that acquires or in-licenses, develops and commercializes prescription drugs for the treatment of drug addiction, today announced modifications to its previously announced product development program. In order to extend its cash resources well into 2010, Catalyst has decided to halt enrollment of new subjects into its ongoing U.S. Phase II trial evaluating CPP-109...

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2009-02-23 15:03:56

Cocaine use can have toxic effects on brain cells (neurons) that produce dopamine, say experts at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston in a report that appears today in the journal Psychiatry Research.  Using brain tissue acquired after the subjects died, researchers microscopically compared the number of dopamine cells in the brains of 10 cocaine users to those in the brains of nine people matched for age who did not use the drug. They found significantly fewer dopamine cells, 16...

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2009-01-26 09:25:00

Drugs prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder can induce hallucinations even when taken as directed, U.S. government researchers announced on Monday. U.S. Food and Drug Administration researchers reviewed the statistics from 49 clinical studies performed by manufacturers of the drugs and discovered psychosis and mania in some, counting those without risk factors. "Patients and physicians should be aware of the possibility that psychiatric symptoms consistent with psychosis or...

2009-01-07 14:20:46

Police in Maryland said they have arrested a man who allegedly dropped a bag of crack cocaine at the cash register of a grocery store. Investigators said employees of Bloom grocery in Frederick called police Tuesday after finding a bag on the floor that contained smaller packages of crack cocaine, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. Officer John Hoxie identified a suspect from surveillance video and credit card information, police said. Hoxie arrested the suspect, William Firey, 47, without...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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