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2011-07-18 12:10:00

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 15, 2011, U.S. District Judge William Pauley III sentenced a defendant charged with selling Ecstasy to 26 months in prison, less than half the 63 to 78 months recommended by current sentencing guidelines.

2011-05-05 06:00:00

SEATTLE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that its phosphodiesterase 7 (PDE7) inhibitors demonstrated robust efficacy in animal models of nicotine addiction.

2011-05-03 00:06:10

Exposure to secondhand smoke, such as a person can get by riding in an enclosed car while someone else smokes, has a direct, measurable impact on the brain—and the effect is similar to what happens in the brain of the person doing the smoking.

2011-04-22 12:34:30

Dr. Nora D. Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Joan and Stanford Alexander Award in Psychiatry.

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Baby Boomers are aging in massive numbers. But behind closed doors the silent specter of drug addiction is also rising. This increase in substance abuse among the elderly, particularly prescription drug abuse, negatively impacts health, finances, and dims the idea of golden years.

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2011-03-30 06:20:00

Australian researchers studying the effects of drug use in the real world, attended parties where people were using a particular drug known as ecstasy (which often also contains a variety of other drugs), discovering that the drug posed far greater risk on users’ brains than anyone previously believed.

2011-03-28 22:50:16

When the recent decision was made to merge the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) into a yet unnamed institution, there were a lot of questions as to how, and even why, it needed to be done.

2011-03-23 16:19:00

Cannabis Should Be Subjected to the Standards of Federal Regulators Rather than to Voters' Whims at the Ballot Box CHEVY CHASE, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Citing the dangers of marijuana, the lack of clinical research on a controlled substance with a high potential for abuse, and the physician's oath to "first, do no harm," the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) today issued a white paper recommending a halt to using the weed as a medicine in states where it has...

2011-03-09 18:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 7, Professor Lyle Craker, Director of the Medicinal Plant Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, filed the final brief in his ten-year fight to persuade the Drug Enforcement Administration to allow him to grow marijuana for medical research.

2011-03-08 04:00:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has found that Botvin's LifeSkills Training (LST) program is the top evidence-based drug abuse prevention program in the United States, based on use by elementary schools.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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