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2011-03-25 14:11:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, announced that Lynn R. Webster, M.D., FACPM, FASAM, Co-Founder and Medical Director of Lifetree Clinical Research, will introduce the Company's novel technology during the 27th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Meeting. Dr. Webster's presentation, titled "New Opioid Formulations and Delivery Systems,"...

2011-03-14 00:00:27

Drug prevention specialist appears on local program to cover crime and healthcare concerns related to drug addiction. Midwest (Vocus/PRWEB) March 12, 2011 According to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) drug abuse costs the United States economy over $600 billion dollars annually in increased health care costs, crime, and lost productivity. In addition, data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) show that 12.2 percent of more than 14 million arrests in 2008 were for drug...

2011-03-10 14:02:57

Illicit drug users are at increased risk of being exposed to microbial pathogens and are more susceptible to serious infections say physicians writing in the Journal of Medical Microbiology. The review, which aims to improve the microbiological diagnosis of drug use-related infections, assesses the role of drug related practices in the spread of a range of bacterial, viral, fungal and protozoal infections. The review by collaborators from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India...

2011-02-24 06:06:00

Strategic Partnership to Educate Families About Link Between Substance Abuse and Mental Illness and Broaden Scope of Shared Resources on Teen Health NEW YORK, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org and TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups at Columbia University today announced a new strategic collaboration to educate families about the link between substance abuse and adolescent mental illness and to broaden shared resources on teen...

2011-02-09 12:00:00

MALIBU, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2007 onset of the financial crisis that upended the U.S. economy and impacted global markets correlated closely with unprecedented numbers of patients seeking treatment for prescription drug addiction and painkiller abuse, according to leading rehabilitation center Cliffside Malibu. The Cliffside Index, the percentage of patients admitted for treatment related to those medications, rose over 60 percent between 2007 and 2008, and has...

2011-01-27 14:21:55

The growing numbers of new cases of substance abuse disorders are perplexing. After all, the course of drug addiction so often ends badly. The negative consequences of drug abuse appear regularly on TV, from stories of celebrities behaving in socially inappropriate and self-destructive ways while intoxicated to dramatization of the rigors of drug withdrawal on "Intervention" and other reality shows. Schools now educate students about the risks of addiction. While having a keen awareness of...

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2011-01-24 13:50:32

Former world leaders and other personalities including Virgin chief Richard Branson launched a global drive on Monday to help tackle drug abuse, amid signs that a crackdown on drug crime is failing. "There is a growing perception that the 'war on drugs' approach has failed," the Global Commission on Drug Policies said in a statement, as it began an inaugural two day meeting in Geneva. The commission is a private venture chaired by ex-Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso.  It...

2011-01-12 06:06:00

Slashed Prevention Funding and Drastic Reductions in Federal Media Campaign Add Pressure on Parents NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Monitoring the Future study (MTF) - the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders - found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years. The new data from the MTF study have been released at a time when teens...

2011-01-10 00:00:51

Lakeview Health Systems, an award-winning drug and alcohol treatment center, is presenting an informational program about opioid addition, detoxification, and treatment. The seminar takes place January 13, 2011 in Jacksonville, FL, and is for Florida's Intervention Program for Nurses, a non-profit that helps nurses with a drug or alcohol problem. Jacksonville, Florida (Vocus/PRWEB) January 08, 2011 Lakeview Health Systems, an award-winning treatment center for drug and alcohol addiction, is...

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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