The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given a green signal to the marketing of an electrical nerve stimulator designed to alleviate symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The device, developed by an Indiana-based medical technology manufacturer, is authorized for use by patients with opioid addiction during the acute withdrawal phase.
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A combination of two non-addictive over-the-counter (OTC) drugs is equally effective as a trio of opioid medications for treating patients complaining of acute pain in an emergency department (ED), reveals a recent study. According to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November, 2017, ED patients with severe pain..
Archaeologists have come across evidence suggesting that the practice of making wine from grapes existed much earlier than previously thought. Excavations conducted in Shulaveris Gora and Gadachrili Gora near Tbilisi in Georgia have provided the telltale signs. One jar, in particular, collected from the site is a meter tall and a meter wide which could..
Alcohol and nicotine consumption during adolescence may lead to cocaine use and addiction, suggests a recent study by researchers from the Columbia University. According to the study published in the journal Science Advances in November 2017, alcohol and nicotine may act as the gateway drugs, which in combination with environmental factors, can increase one’s vulnerability..
Consuming small amount of alcohol can help improve one’s ability to speak a foreign language, reveals a recent study, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in October 2017. It analyzed the possible effects of acute alcohol consumption on one’s learning ability of a verbal foreign language. For the study, the researchers observed 50 native German..
Ecstasy use is increasingly rampant among people with a college degree, reveals a recent study. According to the study published recently in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, the number of ecstasy users aged 18-34 with a college degree rose from 11.5 percent in 2007-08 to 24.5 percent in 2013-14. In addition, the study indicated..
Waking up to nausea, thumping headache and spinning head is a common experience after a drinking session the previous night. Tipplers always wish if there would be a hangover-free alcohol. Their wish had almost come true when German supermarket chain Lidl’s “hangover-free” prosecco, priced at a just $10.63, hit the shelves on Oct. 12, 2017…
The Massachusetts House recently passed a bill related to banning devices that convert semi-automatic weapons into fully mechanized guns. On Oct. 11, 2017, the 160-member House voted in favor of the legislation by a 151-3 margin, banning bump stock devices. However, it rejected a request for an extra $30 million to fight opioid addiction crisis,..
A recent study has reported a decreased risk of developing opioid addiction in patients who receive prescription drugs in an emergency department (ED). According to the study, patients who received their first dose of prescription opioids in the ED had reduced risk of becoming long-term users as compared to those who were prescribed the medications..
The raging opioid epidemic of America is sparing no one, not even the children. According to a recent study, published in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is a sharp rise in the number of children and teens diagnosed with dependence on opioids and heroin in the emergency departments (ED).