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  • alcohol
  • The liver breaks down and absorbs (metabolizes) antiretrovirals for HIV, methadone, alcohol, street drugs like cocaine and heroin, prescription and over-the-counter medications, herbs, vitamins -- the works. (thebody.com)
  • Nearly everyday Bearden has to tell yet another family what caused the death of a loved one , and surprising to many, he said nearly 90 percent are due to drugs and alcohol. (drugawareness.org)
  • In fact, in 2009 alone, Bearden said that about 60 deaths were related to drugs and alcohol, and nearly 30 of those deaths involved teenagers living in Saline County, and state officials say the county leads the state in the number of fatal drug overdoses. (drugawareness.org)
  • There was also discussion of how naltrexone, a drug that blocks the effects of opioids (as well as alcohol) is underused. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • The childhood experiences examined are: psychic, physical and sexual abuse to the child, or being raised in a household where one parent was absent, where the mother was battered or abused, where one parent was sentenced or imprisoned, or where one or both adult members abused alcohol or drugs or were mentally diseased or suicidal. (cell2soul.org)
  • Learn how doing certain things during pregnancy may harm your baby, like drinking alcohol, smoking, using street drugs and taking certain medicines. (marchofdimes.org)
  • opioids
  • Drugs such as heroin and morphine were supplanted - and often contaminated - with stronger opioids such as oxycodone and fentanyl. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • He cautioned physicians to remember that the benefits of opioids fall over time, while the harms increase. (theglobeandmail.com)
  • Moreover, much of the life-saving effect of drugs like methadone and buprenorphine is simple pharmacology: If someone has a regularly high level of opioids in their system, tolerance (and in the case of buprenorphine , receptor-binding properties) means that it is much more difficult (and expensive) to overdose. (drugs-forum.com)
  • The plan focuses on better informing Canadians about the risks of opioids, supporting better prescribing practices, reducing easy access to unnecessary opioids, supporting better treatment options, improving the national evidence base, and reducing the availability and harms of street drugs. (canada.ca)
  • The Opioid Summit brought together experts and partners from across the country for a national discussion on actions to address and reduce the harms related to opioids in Canada. (canada.ca)
  • The intent of Bill C-307 is to enable the federal Minister of Health to require prescription medicine, specifically opioids, as defined under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or the CDSA, to have abuse deterrent formulations and/or tamper-proof, tamper-resistant properties. (openparliament.ca)
  • However, testing opioids to ensure they do not contain fentanyl is a proven measure to reduce mortality and harms to drug users. (dancesafe.org)
  • Addiction
  • We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. (drugs-forum.com)
  • CARA also doesn't change the fact that addiction is the only medical disorder in which access to lifesaving drugs may be-and often is-denied because of noncompliance with unrelated elements of treatment, without fear of malpractice judgments. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Other communities across Canada are also facing serious issues around drug addiction and the medical and social emergency that stems from it. (cfdp.ca)
  • A criminal approach alone to drug addiction just doesn t make economic sense. (cfdp.ca)
  • Participants
  • Between October 2005 and November 2010, a total of 395 drug injection-naive, street-involved youth provided 1434 observations, with 64 (16.2%) participants initiating injection drug use during the follow-up period, for a cumulative incidence of 21.7 (95% confidence interval [CI] 1.7-41.7) per 100 person-years. (cmaj.ca)
  • In this prospective cohort study, 27% of participants died of drug overdose during the follow-up period. (naloxoneinfo.org)
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl has become a more popular drug of choice in recent months, but the margins for error are small. (sfweekly.com)
  • Yes, you can and should test your drugs for fentanyl! (dancesafe.org)
  • Understandably, some people may be under the impression that there is no way to test for fentanyl as it is not detectable with current drug checking reagents, the most common form of drug checking available to the public. (dancesafe.org)
  • Following suit, DanceSafe teamed up with the University of California San Francisco and conducted a study assessing five different immunoassay fentanyl test strips for their effectiveness at detecting fentanyl and its various analogs at concentrations typically found in street drugs. (dancesafe.org)
  • While the testing strips can identify most fentanyl-related analogues, there are still limitations that every consumer and harm reductionist should be aware of when testing. (dancesafe.org)
  • however, there currently is no better alternative for people who are worried about fentanyl-adulterated drugs. (dancesafe.org)
  • pregnancy
  • pregnancy-related issues are listed in the chart below for drugs where there is enough scientific evidence to connect the drug use to specific negative effects. (wbix.com)
  • commonly
  • Noninjection use of crystal methamphetamine predicted subsequent injection initiation, and crystal methamphetamine was the most commonly used drug at the time of first injection. (cmaj.ca)
  • The drug she took was gamma hydroxybutyric, more commonly called GHB. (deseretnews.com)
  • fatal
  • In essence, this could cause an overdose and, depending on the drug, could be fatal. (thebody.com)
  • 1 This situation is of concern, given that injection drug use has been associated with increased risk of transmission of HIV and hepatitis C virus 2 , 3 and fatal overdose, 4 as well as a range of other serious negative health and social outcomes. (cmaj.ca)
  • misuse
  • By doing so it would make these drugs more difficult to crush, snort or inject, and reduce their potential for misuse, abuse, and diversion to our streets by criminals. (openparliament.ca)
  • deliberate
  • But - and this point is far more serious - by their deliberate decision they are actively assisting unfortunate drug addicts to break the moral law. (ad2000.com.au)
  • However pure the Sisters' goals or their motives, objectively speaking, their deliberate choice involves them inextricably in the evil-doing of the habitual evil-doer, the drug addict, in a way that can never be justified. (ad2000.com.au)
  • Ecstasy
  • Police say it's been sold under street names like "Grievous Bodily Harm," "Georgia Home Boy," "Liquid Ecstasy," "Liquid X," "Soap," "Scoop" and "Easy Lay," among others. (deseretnews.com)
  • urine
  • The brand-new, $65 million Medical Examiner's office has a state-of-the-art forensic toxicology lab, able to test blood, urine, and autopsy samples for levels of a specific drug. (sfweekly.com)
  • Enforcement Administration
  • The Drug Enforcement Administration reports. (wbix.com)
  • The FDA basically said, `There's nothing good about this stuff' and it was pulled from the shelves," said Don Mendrala, resident agent-in-charge of the Salt Lake office of the Drug Enforcement Administration. (deseretnews.com)
  • avoid
  • The state-supported goal of this enterprise is manifestly to ensure sterile conditions for drug abuse so as to avoid problems of infection (e.g., from shared needles) and to offer counselling to those who may so choose. (ad2000.com.au)
  • Avoid street drugs. (wikihow.com)
  • harmful
  • It has been clear for years that Avandia is a harmful drug," said Jeff Singer , a personal injury attorney with Fox, Singer & Goldblatt, P.C. of St. Louis. (prweb.com)
  • reduce
  • It has never been so important to encourage all individuals using or considering using drugs to be well informed, aware of what they may be taking and of ways to reduce harm to themselves and others. (itv.com)
  • prospective cohor
  • We used Cox regression analyses to identify predictors of injection initiation among injection-naive street-involved youth enrolled in the At-Risk Youth Study, a prospective cohort study of street-involved youth in Vancouver, British Columbia. (cmaj.ca)
  • addicts
  • Vancouver, which was Canada's first city to establish a safe injection site in 2003, has now progressed to experimenting with "heroin-assisted treatment" as a means of further protecting addicts from the harms of tainted street drugs. (nationalpost.com)
  • That addicts will remain "in treatment" longer when freely administered their drug of choice is not surprising, but that this is in their best interests is highly questionable. (nationalpost.com)
  • It is this secular humanist attitude which has prompted the Board of St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney to open a "Clean Room" early in the year 2000 for drug addicts. (ad2000.com.au)
  • people who use drugs
  • The Government of Canada heard from people who use drugs, families, healthcare providers, first responders, educators and researchers. (canada.ca)
  • First, they contact frontline workers - those who staff needle exchanges or health clinics that treat people who use drugs - and let them know there's been a recent rise in deaths. (sfweekly.com)
  • The article looks at the macro- and micro-level risk factors that contribute to both overdose and HIV amongst people who use drugs in Central Asia. (naloxoneinfo.org)
  • She said most people who use drugs like GHB are "just trying to have some fun. (deseretnews.com)
  • fairly
  • These designer drugs came on the scene fairly recently and became popular fast. (webmd.com)
  • But just one of the dangers with any drug, but especially GHB, is that overdosing is fairly easy. (deseretnews.com)
  • behalf
  • In the face of this fact, the apologia by the Board of St Vincent's Hospital on behalf of its decision becomes a defence of the indefensible. (ad2000.com.au)
  • We at Fox, Goldblatt & Singer will stand up for those who have been harmed, and we'll work to obtain justice on their behalf. (prweb.com)
  • Time
  • As the majority of drugs sold on the street are unregulated, it's a crapshoot what the ingredient list contains at any given time. (sfweekly.com)
  • 9 This is the first time an Australian prime minister has acknowledged the futility of the war on drugs. (mja.com.au)
  • health
  • The bill will make it possible for Canada's Minister of Health to take immediate action whenever Canadians are being hurt or killed by a specific prescription drug. (openparliament.ca)
  • Clearly, this is a national health emergency being played out in the streets of Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg and dozens of other cities across the country. (cfdp.ca)
  • It also provides valuable information about trends in the drug supply that can be used to benefit public health. (dancesafe.org)
  • We at DanceSafe believe in drug policy rooted in science, compassion, and public health. (dancesafe.org)
  • Until the federal Food and Drug Administration pulled GHB off the market in 1991, it was sold in health food stores. (deseretnews.com)
  • Growth and health status of street children in Dhaka, Bangladesh. (semanticscholar.org)
  • known
  • The following describes known and potential drug interactions that involve medications to treat HIV or prevent and treat opportunistic infections . (thebody.com)
  • Belonging to a class of diabetes drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors, the drug is designed to help manage diabetes with no increased risk of hypoglycemia-or dangerously low blood sugar. (cofmantownsley.com)
  • It is not the same drug as Rohypnol, known as "roofies," the more common "date-rape drug. (deseretnews.com)
  • medications
  • There hasn't been much research on how illegal street drugs and HIV medications interact. (thebody.com)
  • Certainly, your best bet is not to use street drugs at all if you're taking HIV medications. (thebody.com)
  • Now, consider that your access to these drugs could be arbitrarily ended if you showed some of the symptoms of that condition-or that you might not be provided with these medications in the first place, because the government limits the numbers of doctors who are allowed to prescribe, regardless of local needs. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Imagine, too, that you could be cut off from receiving these drugs because you didn't attend enough required counseling sessions-even though being denied these medications exponentially multiplied your risk of dying in the days immediately following. (drugs-forum.com)
  • Food and Drug Admin
  • Onglyza was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2009 to lower blood sugar in patients with Type 2 diabetes. (cofmantownsley.com)
  • This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with AstraZeneca PLC, Investor's Business Daily, The New England Journal of Medicine, or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (cofmantownsley.com)
  • pill
  • Drugs A-Z Pill Identifier Supplements Symptom Checker Diseases Dictionary Media. (wbix.com)
  • Xanax is an anti-anxiety drug that often goes by the names " Xanax Bars ," " z-bars ," "bars," "planks," "zanies," or "blue footballs" because of the shape of the pill. (wbix.com)
  • take
  • A drug interaction is what happens when one drug that you take affects the way another drug you take works in your body. (thebody.com)
  • Drug interactions become more complicated -- and more likely to happen -- the more drugs you take. (thebody.com)
  • If you take two or more drugs at once, they can compete for the same enzymes in the liver in order to be broken down. (thebody.com)
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  • work
  • And if your anti-HIV drug is at low levels, it won't work as well and could allow your virus to become resistant to that drug and, perhaps, others as well. (thebody.com)
  • Most of the recent violence has been committed by young street-level drug dealers who work for the Sinaloa or Juarez cartels, Reyes Ferriz said. (cnn.com)
  • Sex work and sex exchange among street children: an urgent need for a global response. (semanticscholar.org)
  • detect
  • That may be because they were easy to get and used to be hard to detect in drug tests. (webmd.com)
  • common
  • If you are looking for information, you should check out our Wiki pages on common drugs and the drug knowledgebase or use the search feature to see if your question has been asked before. (wbix.com)