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2014-04-29 23:20:17

Passages Malibu CEO issues comments on new research and potential health risks. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The American Academy of Pain and Medicine issued a new report on March 6th that analyzed more than 3 billion visits by American to their primary care providers between 2002 and 2009. A subsequent analysis of those visits revealed that 12.6% were related to prescriptions for sedatives and narcotic painkillers. On average, the number of visits related to sedatives and...

2014-04-16 23:15:00

Aid in Recovery released a statement today commenting on a recent study regarding the frequency of overdoses among patients who refill painkiller prescriptions four times or more. According to the study, those who refilled their prescriptions four times or more were more likely to overdose than those who did not. Stuart, Florida (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center servicing south Florida, released a statement today commenting on a...

2014-03-06 20:21:58

PHOENIX, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Prescriptions for benzodiazepines are rising in primary care, and their frequent combined use with opioid analgesics may be contributing to medication-related deaths, a finding that goes largely unreported, according to Stanford researchers. Results presented today in a scientific poster at the American Academy of Pain Medicine's 30(th) Annual Meeting highlighted the trend in benzodiazepine prescriptions between 2002 and 2009....

2013-07-08 23:20:33

According to the Mayo Clinic, 7 out of 10 Americans are currently prescribed some form of medication. Passages Malibu issues warning regarding the consequences of overmedicating. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 The phrase “Medication Nation” has been used more than once to describe the general trend that the US is heading toward. Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently reported the top prescribed drugs fell into three groups, antibiotics, antidepressants, and painkillers, with 70% of the...

Fish On Human Drugs Alter Their Behavior
2013-02-15 09:36:16

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ecosystems are complicated and tightly integrated systems. One small change to any part of the system can and will affect another part of the system further down the line. As humans, it´s sometimes easy to forget that we´re also a part of a larger ecosystem and that even the tiniest of actions can affect another living thing somewhere down the line. A recent study describes this sort of cause and effect chain...

2012-09-28 12:53:40

Research: Benzodiazepine use and risk of dementia: prospective population based study Patients over the age of 65 who begin taking benzodiazepine (a popular drug used to treat anxiety and insomnia) are at an approximately 50% increased risk of developing dementia within 15 years compared to never-users, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. The authors say that "considering the extent to which benzodiazepines are prescribed and the number of potential adverse effects...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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