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2008-11-18 22:54:39

When given a choice between viewing pictures of cocaine or other images, cocaine addicted individuals prefer to look at cocaine, U.S. researchers learned. Scott Moeller, a psychology graduate student at the University of Michigan who worked with researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, found that drug-related choice in cocaine addiction extends to abstract, non-pharmacological stimuli. Previously, scientists have had to administer cocaine, or...

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2008-11-17 09:06:36

When given a choice between viewing pictures of cocaine and a variety of other images, cocaine addicted individuals, as compared to healthy, non-addicted research subjects, show a clear preference for the drug-related images. Findings from this study, which was conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, were presented at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington D.C. on Sunday, November 16, by Scott Moeller, a psychology graduate student...

2008-11-12 09:00:10

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a 30-minute onset of action for Focalin(R) XR (dexmethylphenidate HCl) extended-release capsules for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), bringing potential benefits for young patients and their families during the important morning period when they are preparing for school. "The morning is a critical time for families," said Alice Mao, MD, Associate Professor of...

2008-10-11 00:00:35

Abnormalities in cocaine addicts' brains appear to correlate with dysfunction in areas of attention and for reward-based decision-making, U.S. researchers say. Principal investigator Dr. Hans Breiter of the Massachusetts General Hospital says some of the abnormalities may reflect an inborn vulnerability to drug use, while others appear to be the result of long-term cocaine exposure. "These data point to a mixture of both drug effects and predisposition underlying the structural alterations...

2008-09-24 21:00:29

British health officials said doctors should be cautious about giving drugs to children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The government said drugs such as Ritalin should only be used in severe cases and never given to children under the age of 5, The Times of London said Wednesday. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the National Collaborating Center for Mental Health said children should first be treated with psychological therapy. The new...

2008-08-10 00:00:24

By Paul Paterra Two Pittsburgh men were placed in the Indiana County Jail after being arrested on drug charges. Vondae Duane Freeman, 22, and Jermaine Earle Thompson, 22, both were charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia. Indiana Borough police said officers from the Indiana County Drug Task Force Wednesday observed several...

2008-08-04 21:00:27

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. _ Some South Florida researchers are confident they have found a more reliable way to bring medical care to HIV-positive crack cocaine users, hard-to-reach patients who may spread the virus through risky behavior. At the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, a University of Miami team on Monday presented preliminary results of an experimental program to link HIV-positive crack-cocaine with health care. The study, to be completed in 2010, is being done with...

2008-07-29 18:00:51

By The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Jul. 29--Over the past week, 12 illegal drug users have appeared in Wake County emergency rooms and hospitals with symptoms suggesting they were contaminated by an unknown chemical, said county health officials. The majority of these patients snorted cocaine, though there have been reports of heroin use as well. Many of the 12 patients have been hospitalized, some in intensive care. Of the 12 victims, six sought care at WakeMed Raleigh, three...

2008-07-08 09:00:12

EAST HANOVER, N.J., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- A head-to-head study, published in the June Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, confirms that Focalin(R) XR (dexmethylphenidate HCl) extended-release capsules offer greater improvements in managing symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder compared with Concerta(R) (d,l- methylphenidate HCl) extended-release tablets at two hours post-dose, the primary study endpoint. Focalin XR 20 mg and 30 mg2 also demonstrated better...

2008-07-01 12:01:08

The United States, despite its punitive drug policies, has the highest levels of illegal cocaine and marijuana use among 17 countries, researchers said. Study leader Louisa Degenhardt of the University of New South Wales in Sydney and colleagues said the study is is based on the World Health Organization's Composite International Diagnostic Interview. The study, published in PLoS Medicine, found that 16.2 percent of people in the United States had used cocaine in their lifetime, with...


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