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2013-09-17 16:23:38

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verde Environmental Technologies of Burnsville, MN has been awarded a Phase 1 SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) contract by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the development of an inexpensive at home deactivation system for unwanted abusable psychoactive drugs. The contract (NIDA Ref. N43DA-13-4420) specifies the development of a system that would provide a simple way...

2013-09-12 08:30:18

~Dr. Volkow to Chat Live About the Science of Addiction and Take Questions About Teen Medicine Abuse ~ NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, the national nonprofit leading The Medicine Abuse Project, a multi-year initiative aimed at preventing half a million teens from abusing medicine over the next five years, is partnering with Dr. Nora D. Volkow, Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She will be the featured guest...

2013-09-06 23:19:20

A drug resembling Ecstasy, but purer in content, named Molly has been gaining in popularity with college students and is showing up at night clubs. Those with an addiction to the new designer drugs should seek the specialized care found at a qualified detox center such as Harbor Village. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 As reported by NBC News (9/1) in their news story, Who is Molly? Dangerous drug gaining popularity with new name, that a drug resembling Ecstasy, but purer in...

2013-08-21 08:26:11

Partnership to use Lightlake Therapeutics novel intranasal naloxone application to reverse overdoses LONDON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightlake Therapeutics Inc., ("Lightlake" or the "Company") (OTC BB: LLTP), a biopharmaceutical company developing addiction treatments based on its expertise in opioid antagonists, announced today the Company is moving forward in expanding access to medication for the treatment of opioid overdose with the National Institute on Drug Abuse...

2013-08-14 23:28:13

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) expresses its concern that the CNN documentary “Weed”, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, may mislead Americans about the “medical” nature of smoked marijuana. Chevy Chase, MD (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) expresses its concern that the CNN documentary “Weed”, hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, may mislead Americans about the...

Sanjay Gupta Apologizes For Misleading Public About Medical Marijuana
2013-08-08 17:51:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta said on Wednesday night that he wanted to "apologize" for misleading the public with respect to medical marijuana. President Obama's former choice for Surgeon General said he made assumptions with respect to the drug that many testify has a valid medical use. "I apologize because I didn't look hard enough, until now," Gupta wrote in a CNN blog article that was published the next day....

2013-08-01 16:28:27

"30% of all high school seniors in the U.S. admit to using an illicit drug within the past year. The nonmedical use of prescription drugs is highest among young adults. In 2010, more young adults died from prescription drug overdoses than of any other drug, including heroin and cocaine combined." - The National Institute on Health, 2012 WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mentor Foundation USA, Comcast and A&E Networks today announced that a special video...

2013-07-25 23:01:41

Narconon® Drug Prevention & Education recruited teen artists to create a motivational guide that steers their peers and younger children toward accomplishments and away from drug abuse. (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Experts agree that peer pressure is one of the primary forces that encourages young people to start using drugs. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, as an example, focuses on how to resist this influence on their website for youth, "NIDA for Teens." Many other...

2013-07-04 23:04:47

Narconon East US is offering a free booklet titled “10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs” to anyone seeking freedom from drugs in honor of the July 4th holiday. Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) July 04, 2013 Narconon East US is continuing their drug awareness and prevention campaign by offering a free booklet titled “10 Things Your Friends May Not Know About Drugs” to anyone seeking freedom from drugs in honor of the July 4th holiday. The Fourth of July is a day that represents...

Synthetic Drugs Skyrocketing UN Report
2013-06-26 11:13:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The development of synthetic, designer drugs often outpaces the laws designed to control them, and a new report from the United Nations described a sharp rise in the proliferation of these so-called “legal highs.” “New harmful substances have been emerging with unfailing regularity on the drug scene,” the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said. “The international drug control system is floundering for the first time under...