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  • Opioid Crisis
  • That's the question gripping Washington after President Trump's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recommended that the president declare the epidemic a national emergency. (wvtf.org)
  • Even as the opioid crisis fueled overdose deaths across the nation, the number of Californians who succumbed to these and other drugs has remained stable, new federal data show. (californiahealthline.org)
  • substance
  • Given its dangerous nature, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) currently classifies MDMA as a Schedule 1 substance - a drug with no medically redeeming qualities and a high potential of abuse 4 . (anxiety.org)
  • Law enforcement officials say Viagra and Ecstasy are part of people's desire to experiment with almost any drug substance, but that many who try these combinations are unaware of the serious health risks. (promises.com)
  • Connect people who use drugs to substance use treatment and other health and social services such as medical care or housing services. (catie.ca)
  • At the same time, researchers at the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) at the University of Maryland, College Park, with the support of the U.S. Office of National Drug Control Policy, were generating a number of reports detailing illicit drug use patterns in criminal justice settings. (umaryland.edu)
  • ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) has become aware of a dangerous, potentially lethal substance contained in street drugs surfacing in central and South Georgia. (mag.org)
  • harms
  • They also provide a range of services to comprehensively address drug-related harms, such as HIV and hepatitis C transmission and overdose, and the social determinants of health for people who use drugs. (catie.ca)
  • people
  • More people are dying from synthetic drugs. (itv.com)
  • Some people have a higher tolerance to some drugs than other people do. (thebody.com)
  • When we describe this as a superhuman drug, it's not to attract people to it. (ratemds.com)
  • At the end of a year that has seen further tragic deaths from addiction and new designer drugs that put young people at risk, today's results from the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use among adolescents provide a dose of welcome optimism. (drugabuse.gov)
  • Additional concern surrounds drug combinations like sextacy because it may encourage people to experiment further with non-prescription and recreational use of medications. (promises.com)
  • Abusing Viagra can also open the door to the abuse of other prescription drugs, and has been a concern among experts toward young people since the drug entered the market. (promises.com)
  • Young people may also assume that medications for erectile dysfunction are actually party drugs, leading to serious health consequences or death. (promises.com)
  • To better understand the relationship between LXRbeta and Parkinson's disease, the team worked with a potent neurotoxin, called MPTP, a contaminant found in street drugs that caused Parkinson's in people who consumed these drugs. (eurekalert.org)
  • It kills people,' White told the judge, saying it was troubling Joseph had the drug. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • People are now using crypto-currency to purchase these dangerous drugs," Ponce said. (mapinc.org)
  • SCS provide sterile drug use equipment for people to use pre-obtained drugs in a safe and clean space, supervised by trained staff. (catie.ca)
  • This article will review the evidence demonstrating that SCS reduce risky drug use practices that are linked to infectious disease transmission, reduce the frequency of fatal overdose and provide linkage to services that can improve the overall health of people who inject drugs. (catie.ca)
  • In response to this worsening crisis, frontline service providers and people who use drugs have advocated strongly for the scale up of proven effective interventions that can curb the overdose rate and promote the health and safety of people who use drugs. (catie.ca)
  • At an SCS, people can inject (and sometimes snort or swallow) pre-obtained drugs with sterile drug use equipment, in a safe and clean space that is supervised by trained staff. (catie.ca)
  • Reduce the transmission of HIV and hepatitis C among people who use drugs. (catie.ca)
  • Reduce the incidence of fatal overdose among people who use drugs. (catie.ca)
  • In Washington state, where overdose deaths increased by 5 percent, more treatment options and investments in housing and employment may have diverted people from drug abuse and avoided more deaths, she said. (californiahealthline.org)
  • In the study's second phase, researchers conducted anonymous surveys with 335 people who use drugs in Baltimore, Providence and Boston. (medicalxpress.com)
  • potentially
  • As law enforcement officials continue to battle street drugs, stricter regulations on a variety of prescription drugs may be needed to counteract abuse of new and bizarre combinations of drugs - and save lives from potentially deadly side effects. (promises.com)
  • hotspots
  • In Baltimore, the researchers used drug arrest data to determine hotspots, and recruited participants in these areas from a mobile research van. (medicalxpress.com)
  • Stogner
  • Clever and well-informed drug distribution networks will likely take advantage of the legal loophole and profit by replacing or cutting a highly-regulated drug with this less regulated one," said Dr. Stogner. (eurekalert.org)
  • What's frightening about this emerging street drug is that users themselves may not be aware that they are ingesting it," said John Stogner, of the University of North Carolina's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, last year. (courthousenews.com)
  • What's frightening about this emerging street drug is that users themselves may not be aware they are ingesting it,' wrote lead author John Stogner, a professor of criminal justice and criminology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte . (baltimoresun.com)
  • Addiction
  • Everybody knew that he had a weakness for drugs and, that night, she helped enable his addiction," The National ENQUIRER learned from a source. (nationalenquirer.com)
  • dangerous
  • Heavily-marketed prescription drugs to treat sexual dysfunction are becoming part of dangerous street-drug combinations, such as Viagra and Ecstasy, to form a drug nicknamed "sextacy. (promises.com)
  • Any of these side effects, or others, can cause a dangerous reaction when taken inappropriately or mixed with other drugs. (promises.com)
  • Aldolphe Joseph, 34, of Miramar, was on the cutting edge of acquiring and supplying dangerous new street drugs, according to court records. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • urine
  • Because the body normally directs excess sugars to the kidney for disposal in the urine, the new drug is naturally sent to exactly where it needs to be to treat infections of the urinary tract. (wustl.edu)
  • The researchers used sophisticated analyses of de-identified urine samples to detect drugs. (umaryland.edu)
  • The urine specimens, 106 from Prince George's and 69 from UMMC Midtown, were sent to the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System laboratory in Delaware where they were tested for 26 synthetic cannabinoids, 59 designer drugs and 84 other illicit and prescription drugs. (umaryland.edu)
  • highly
  • The pharmaceutical world went into shock on August 6, when Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Elan Pharmaceuticals pulled the plug on bapineuzumab ("bapi"), a highly anticipated experimental drug they were co-developing to. (xconomy.com)
  • MDMA
  • These effects have made MDMA a popular drug among partygoers, who take it to enhance their experience at clubs, concerts, and raves. (anxiety.org)
  • Whereas a medication like a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ( SSRI ) might be taken daily over the course of months or years, MDMA-based therapies administer the drug in 2-3 carefully controlled sessions, with two trained therapists leading patients through their experience. (anxiety.org)
  • concentrations
  • Because each drug is present in such low concentrations, some of them may not show up on tests, Kilcrease said. (cnn.com)
  • prescription
  • We have more information about interactions with prescription drugs that are used recreationally, But even then, some drugs that are available by prescription, when bought on the street, may be cut with other substances that could cause unexpected interactions with other drugs. (thebody.com)
  • This trend, among others, points to increasing overall abuse of prescription drugs - and that even the most unlikely of medications can see street circulation. (promises.com)
  • Ponce said drug traffickers have turned to street drugs since it became more difficult to obtain large amounts of prescription drugs. (mapinc.org)
  • found
  • Additionally, they found that using a drug that activates LXRbeta receptors prevented the destructive effects of MPTP and, therefore, may offer protection against the neurodegeneration of the midbrain. (eurekalert.org)
  • When Ceron's cell was searched, authorities found a cellphone and drug ledger that included Joseph's addresses and details of drug orders. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Scientists call these drugs mannosides because they are derivatives of mannose and block the bacterial glue's ability to bind to mannose found on the surface of cells in the bladder. (wustl.edu)
  • Federal
  • said Donna Iula, director of forensic chemistry at Cayman Chemical , a biotechnology company that works with federal and state crime labs to identify unknown street drugs. (cnn.com)
  • DPH is working closely with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Poison Center and the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency and federal partners on this investigation. (mag.org)
  • emergency
  • Congress doesn't need an emergency declaration to appropriate money for more drug treatment and intervention. (wvtf.org)