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electronic cigarettes and substance abuse
2014-09-04 04:00:17

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center Nicotine, no matter the source, may function as a gateway to marijuana and cocaine Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug” — a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine — according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to the Massachusetts Medical Society by Columbia researchers Denise and Eric Kandel and...

2014-09-04 12:21:31

Conference attendees get chance to discuss visibility, collaboration and brand protection challenges with the experts MARLTON, N.J., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acsis Inc., the market leader for supply chain visibility, brand protection and serialization solutions, announced the company will be attending two major pharmaceutical industry conferences in September - PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference, September 8-9 at the Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC, Booth # 58; and LogiPharma,...

2014-09-04 08:30:35

ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) announced today that it has expanded into the protein market, with an initial focus on protein expression and purification. The global revenue of the total proteomics market is anticipated to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 4.1% to about $9.2 billion by 2018(1). AMRI's current and ongoing activities - as part of its New York State Public-Private Partnership in Buffalo, N.Y. - encompass the production of...

2014-09-04 08:30:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, September 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group(TM)(Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company developing prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs including anti-infective and oncology therapeutics as well as companion diagnostics, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated its anti-infectious agent Debio 1450 as a Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) for the treatment of acute...

2014-09-04 08:23:00

FINAL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BUSINESS & EDUCATION SUMMIT OF 2014 TAMPA BAY, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Florida Cannabis Coalition announced today that the final installment of its 2014 medical cannabis event series will take place on Friday, September 26(th) at the Hard Rock Hotel in Casino in Hollywood, FL. The event is the first in Florida to feature the Washington D.C. based Marijuana Policy Project, the largest organization working solely on marijuana policy reform in...

2014-09-03 23:12:42

The webinar, in partnership with Asuragen, will be presented live September 10, 2014 1:00pm Eastern Time (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 LabRoots announces a new educational webinar for the NGS community. The webinar, titled “NGS Lessons in Translational Diagnostics: Mining and Migrating Robust Cancer Biomarkers to Unified DNA and RNA NGS Panels,” will be airing live September 10, 2014 1:00pm Eastern Time. In this webinar, a comprehensive approach for NGS-based biomarker discovery will...

2014-09-03 23:07:19

Responding to the scale of tramadol abuse, the DEA just reclassified the drug as a Schedule IV substance (effective Aug. 18/2014) yet despite a genuine need for information, no comprehensive guide to safely tapering and managing withdrawals existed. Choose Help’s new free downloadable eBook, How To Quit Tramadol, fills this information void as the world’s first complete guide to overcoming tramadol addiction and managing withdrawal symptoms. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September...

2014-09-03 23:03:39

The all-in-one device for carrying and displaying a tablet by PowerSkin aims to raise $35,000 for the design Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 SpinPadGrip, the most multi-functional, compact and universal device available for carrying and displaying an iPad, tablet or e-reader, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter today, September 3, 2014. The design aims to raise $35,000 throughout its 30-day campaign. SpinPadGrip’s versatile design functions as both a stand and a...

2014-09-03 23:03:07

The NCPA recently wrote to the U.S. House of Representatives and encouraged them to pass a bill that would make great strides in reducing the number of Americans misusing prescription drugs. Suncoast Rehab backs the NCPA in their efforts, and says that communities must take it one step further in fighting this epidemic. Spring Hill, FL (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 One in four Americans are affected by prescription drug abuse. (1) This growing national epidemic kills more people annually...

2014-09-03 23:01:19

With the Cannabis Industry emerging across the United States as lawmakers are voting for medical marijuana, entrepreneurs now need guidance on creating effective and compliant planning to establish appropriate business infrastructures. Cannabis Career Institute Seminars educate students, provide networking opportunities and outline patient safety guidance to help ensure new industry businesses have a chance to legitimately succeed. Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Cannabis...


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Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2013-07-25 15:07:54

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with worry about normal, everyday situations such as finance, health and wellbeing in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. Symptoms The symptoms of GAD can include but are not limited to difficulty swallowing, rashes, shortness of breath, fidgeting, headaches, tension, nausea, etc. In order for GAD to be ruled as present, the symptoms and feelings must be experiences for at least six...

European Journal of Medical Chemistry
2012-05-12 22:03:06

The European Journal of Medical Chemistry is a peer-reviewed scientific journal for medical chemistry. It is published by Elsevier. It was established in 1966 under the title Chimica Therapeutica. That name was maintained until 1973. Even after changing to its current name in 1974, the journal was still subtitled Chimica Therapeutica until 1981; from 1982 to 1986 it was subtitled Chimie Therapeutique, indicating its French origin. The Journal publishes studies on all aspects of medicinal...

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2009-04-28 16:00:11

Bursera graveolens or Palo Santo is a tree indigenous to South America in Argetina, Paraguay, Boliva and coastal areas of Ecuador. Palo Santo means "holy wood" in English and belongs in the same family as frankincense and myrrh. Although it has been used in homeopathic medicine for years, most recently it is the extraction of essential oils that has put this plant in the spotlight. Limonene, a-Terpineol, Menthofuran and Carvone are a few of the oils derived from this plant. Native...

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2005-07-12 18:32:21

Datura wrightii (a poisonous weed) is sometimes used as a hallucinogen. It is commonly called Sacred Datura. Datura wrightii is classified as a deliriant, or an anticholinergic. In the US it is, however, called Western Jimson Weed.

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.