The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared a wearable device by DyAnsys Inc. that can be used to reduce the opioid withdrawal symptoms. Called Drug Relief, the device uses electrical pulses that are transmitted through small needles inserted in the inner ear to combat early stages of detox, which is the preliminary step..
To help experts better understand the link between alcohol use disorder and lung diseases, a recent study by the Loyola University Health System has suggested that alcohol use by a patient prior to a lung transplant can extend his/her stay in the hospital and time on ventilator compared to patients who abstained from alcohol before..
The legalization of cannabis use in many states across the United States has deepened the belief about the drug being harmless. This has caused many parents to use pot in the presence of their kids, increasing the risk of exposing the children to secondhand marijuana smoke. A group of researchers at the Columbia University’s Mailman..
At a time, when the sale of illegal prescription drugs in the United States has gone through the ceiling, Walmart has decided to revisit its opioid policy and make novel changes to it. Early this week, the retail giant announced that it would make its opioid policy stricter by enforcing a limit on filling opioid..
Residents, medical professionals and law enforcement agencies had recently gathered at a town hall meeting in New Jersey to discuss the impact of opioid abuse from their perspective. On April 19, the Dennis Township Senior Center hosted a town hall meeting on “Knock Out Opioid Abuse” – a program for countering the ill effects of..
Overdose cases involving fentanyl are rising across the United States. Drug rehab centers are constantly flooded with patients seeking help for their dependence on the highly addictive synthetic opioid. While there may be many symptoms of addiction to an opioid, a group of researchers from Canada has observed that use and overdose of fentanyl show..
With the opioid epidemic continuing to wreak havoc in the United States, researchers are striving to find better treatment options for drug addiction. Now, the West Virginia University is planning a research to find out the efficacy of “deep brain stimulation (DBS)” therapy as a treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). The study, expected to..
Around 12 years ago, the Combat Methamphetamine Act passed by Congress limited the sales of pseudoephedrine (the decongestant present in drugstore products like Sudafed which is used to make meth) to 7.5 grams per customer in a 30-day period. In addition to this, it also made it mandatory for pharmacies to track sales. Although meth..
Anxiety and depression are debilitating mental disorders, but they cannot prevent people from scaling new heights and making a mark in their life and career. One such example is frontman and songwriter Adam Granduciel of American indie rock band The War on Drugs. The band’s full-length album, A Deeper Understanding, released in 2017, recently won..
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..