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2009-02-25 11:54:56

 Doctors who become addicted to alcohol and other drugs can be treated successfully and returned to medical practice with the help of special programs that couple referral to treatment and monitoring with rapid responses to noncompliance, University of Florida researchers report.The study is the first national-level analysis of such Physician Health Programs, and confirms they are effective alternatives to simply punishing drug-addicted doctors. The findings are published in the March...

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2009-02-04 08:50:00

The economic cost of methamphetamine use in the United States reached $23.4 billion in 2005, including the burden of addiction, premature death, drug treatment and many other aspects of the drug, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The RAND study is the first effort to construct a comprehensive national assessment of the costs of the methamphetamine problem in the United States. "Our findings show that the economic burden of methamphetamine abuse is substantial," said Nancy Nicosia,...

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2009-01-14 08:39:48

A researcher's request to open what would have been the nation's second federally approved medical marijuana research lab was flatly declined by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Lyle Craker, a University of Massachusetts, Amherst horticulturist requested permission to grow the marijuana for research funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), a California nonprofit that wants to develop marijuana into a legal prescription medication. DEA Administrative Law...

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2008-12-12 08:05:00

Drug use in U.S. teens has failed to continue declining, and researchers are worried their abuse of prescription drugs and marijuana remains strong. The University of Michigan researchers conducted the annual survey of U.S. teen drug use, and found continuing declines in cigarette smoking and alcohol use. Researchers said marijuana is the most commonly used of the illegal drugs. Its use had been in a slow but steady decline this decade, but that seemed to stop this year. The survey...

2008-12-11 12:40:00

Industry to continue its multi-pronged effort to raise awareness of dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA's) Monitoring the Future survey. For the third year in its 33-year history, the annual survey of the teen substance abuse landscape reported on the non-medical use of...

2008-10-12 09:00:23

By KEVIN FREKING By Kevin Freking The Associated Press ROCKVILLE, Md. It's nothing to LOL about. Students these days often have ready access to marijuana, alcohol and tobacco, but they don't feel comfortable talking about the ramifications. So, some of the nation's government scientists went to a computer chat room Tuesday to make it a little easier for them. "How many drinks does it take to get you drunk?" asked anonymous at George Washington High School in California. "For a...

2008-10-08 09:00:51

Bridge Global Pharmaceutical Services, doing business as Bridge Laboratories, has received a follow-on contract from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The single award contract has a five-year base period of performance for an estimated value of $4.1 million if all options are exercised. Under the new contract, Bridge will provide toxicological evaluations for potential medications used to treat drug abuse. Tom Oakley, president and CEO of Bridge Laboratories, said: "We appreciate...

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2008-10-08 13:50:00

U.S. government scientists convened in an online chat room Tuesday to answer questions about drugs and alcohol coming from students during the National Institute on Drug Abuse's second-ever Drug Facts Chat Day.  "How many drinks does it take to get you drunk?" asked an anonymous teenager at George Washington High School in California. "For a person of normal weight not used to alcohol, about four-five drinks within one hour," came the answer. Another student from Sanborn Regional High...

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2008-08-21 19:18:38

Findings may help explain how sleep-deprived people stay alert Just one night without sleep can increase the amount of the chemical dopamine in the human brain, according to new imaging research in the August 20 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Because drugs that increase dopamine, like amphetamines, promote wakefulness, the findings offer a potential mechanism explaining how the brain helps people stay awake despite the urge to sleep. However, the study also shows that the increase in...

2008-08-20 09:01:30

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forterus, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: FTER) has completed its acquisition of A Better Tomorrow Treatment Center Inc., a fast growing Southern California-based drug, alcohol and gambling treatment center. Forterus acquired Murrieta-based A Better Tomorrow for a purchase price of $12.825 million. The purchase price was 2.85 times the Annual Gross Revenue of the clinic. Annual Gross Revenue is defined as total revenue for the preceding...


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