Category results for "Drugs"

Club Drug Variant May be Effective as Antidepressant, Study Suggests

A variant of the club drug ketamine could be reformulated for use as an antidepressant, a new study suggests. The three-week study found depressed people who took the drug reported improvement.

Police in Florida City Make Millions in Cocaine Sting Operations

Law enforcement officers in a city outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida have been conducting “reverse sting” operations to lure potential cocaine buyers, and funneling the proceeds into the police department budget, ABC News reports.

Ritalin Successfully Treats ADHD in People with Substance Dependence: Study

A new study finds Ritalin can successfully treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in people with substance dependence. People with both conditions often do not respond well to ADHD medication, according to MedicalXpress.

Sports Supplement “Craze” Contains Meth-Like Chemical: Study

The sports supplement “Craze,” popular in the United States and other countries, contains a meth-like chemical, USA Today reports.

DEA Says It Is Not Seeing Cases of Krokodil

The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has not seen evidence of the flesh-eating drug krokodil surfacing in the United States, despite reports in Arizona and Illinois of people using the drug.

Tennessee Report: Number of Babies Born Dependent on Drugs is Higher Than Ever

The number of babies born dependent on drugs their mothers took during pregnancy is predicted to exceed 800 in Tennessee this year, more than even before, according to a new report.

Anesthesiologists Group Produces Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Card

A national group of anesthesiologists is launching a card to identify and treat people suspected of an opioid overdose. The American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Opioid Overdose Resuscitation card lists symptoms and instructions for helping a person suspected of an overdose.

More People Using E-Cigarettes to Smoke Marijuana

A growing number of people are smoking marijuana out of e-cigarettes, NBC New York reports.

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Seeking Signatures of Voters in Four States

Marijuana legalization advocates are seeking signatures of registered voters in California, Arizona, Oregon and Alaska, Bloomberg reports. The advocates are hoping to put legalization measures on the ballot in those states in 2014.

Fatal Overdoses From Heroin on the Rise in Maryland and Virginia

Deaths due to heroin increased in Maryland and Virginia between 2011 and 2012, according to NBC Washington. Health officials in those states also report an increase in the use of LSD and methadone, including among high school students.

Page 20 of 924...10...192021...30...