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2011-06-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association's (DATIA) Annual Conference at the Doral Resort and Spa, DATIA Chairman, Dr. David M. Martin, in his opening address predicted that a new wave of drug abuse would be hitting America. He cited a report that will be released this month in the Journal of Health Affairs of a seven-year study tracking broadband access and hospital admissions for substance abuse. The study reported that for...

2011-06-01 12:57:53

Animal study suggests having a lifelong mate leads to greater resistance to drug Long-term relationships make the commonly abused drug amphetamine less appealing, according to a new animal study in the June 1 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that social bonds formed during adulthood lead to changes in the brain that may protect against drug abuse. Prairie voles are rodents that form lifelong bonds with mating partners. In the new study, researchers directed by Zuoxin...

2011-05-31 16:39:49

Many barriers to treatment programs Female prisoners who did not participate in a drug treatment program after their release were 10 times more likely to return to prison within one year than other prisoners, a new study has found. More than one-third of those women were sent back to prison within six months, according to the national study led by Flora Matheson, a medical sociologist at St. Michael's Hospital. The findings, published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public...

2011-05-12 11:04:57

Easy online availability of controlled drugs may contribute to soaring abuse levels Increasing access to rogue online pharmacies "“ those which dispense medications without a doctor's prescription "“ may be an important factor behind the rapid increase in the abuse of prescription drugs. In a report that was released today online by the journal Health Affairs and will also appear in its June edition, investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of...

2011-05-11 00:00:29

Drugs Make You Un-Smarter authors, Jill Vanderwood and fifteen-year-old Savanna Peterson hit the road this summer to encourage kids to make a commitment to live drug and alcohol free lives. (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 Drugs Make You Un-Smarter author Jill Vanderwood and her sixteen-year-old granddaughter and co-author, Savanna Peterson hit the road this summer to begin a Drug-Free Commitment Tour. The goal of this tour is to teach kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and talk about how...

2011-05-08 06:00:00

LONDON, May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimega Laboratories is pleased to announce that it has been selected by The European Business Awards, sponsored by HSBC, to represent the United Kingdom in the prestigious 2011 awards programme. Trimega beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 25 Country Representatives and will now compete for a coveted Ruban d'Honneur for The UKTI Award for Innovation, in recognition of Trimega's pioneering use of dual testing of hair to determine alcohol...

2011-05-05 20:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) urged state leaders to begin adopting effective addiction treatment standards under national health care reform to ensure that millions of Californians finally get the care they need. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110505/CG96925LOGO) CSAM President Timmen Cermak, M.D., released Unique Opportunity: Expansion of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Within Reach Through Health...

2011-05-05 14:23:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, announced today that it is a sponsor of the 2011 CLAAD National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Consensus Meeting, scheduled for November 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Wesley D. Sterman, M.D., president and CEO of PharmacoFore, Inc., stated, "PharmacoFore shares CLAAD's objective to prevent the misuse and...

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2011-04-20 06:40:00

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring drugmakers to provide educational material to help train physicians on the correct use of drugs as part of the government's new plan to fight prescription drug abuse in the United States. Prescription drug overdose is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country. It is higher than the number of overdoses from the crack cocaine epidemic of the 80s and the black tar heroin epidemic of the 70s combined, the Obama administration says....

2011-04-19 06:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The abuse of illicit drugs and prescription medications present serious challenges for many healthcare professionals. As part of its commitment to be part of the solution to prescription drug abuse, Purdue Pharma L.P. has developed an educational program called "Addressing Substance Abuse Prevention" (ASAP) to help healthcare professionals better understand chronic substance abuse disorders; recognize their signs and symptoms; and take...