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HGH SUPPS

In The News: The 2013 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study

This year’s Partnership Attitude Tracking Study (PATS) results, which shows a significant increase – a doubling – in the reported lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) among teens. Here are some highlights from the media coverage.

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Join Together News Service

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Medication Misuse a Rising Problem in Seniors: Experts

Medication misuse is an increasing problem in seniors as Baby Boomers age, according to experts. Many older patients develop addictions to prescription drugs, says David Oslin, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.

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Accidental Ingestion of Buprenorphine a Danger to Young Children: Study

Buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction, is the prescription drug most commonly implicated in emergency hospitalizations of young children, according to a new study. The drug poses a danger to children who find and accidentally swallow relatives’ prescriptions, the Associated Press reports.

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New Portable Method to Detect “Bath Salts” Being Developed

British researchers are developing a new method to detect synthetic drugs known as “bath salts,” PBS NewsHour reports. The researchers say the method is low-cost, disposable and quick. It could someday be used in a handheld sensor to detect bath salts, the researchers explain in the journal Analytical Chemistry.

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Marijuana & Cash

Recreational Marijuana Sales Surpass Medical Cannabis in Colorado

Sales of recreational marijuana have surpassed sales of medical marijuana for the first time in Colorado, according to an analysis of state tax revenues. Whether recreational marijuana will become a profit center for the state remains in question, Time reports.

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