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Researchers conduct study to test effectiveness of psilocybin in treating cocaine addiction
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In a bid to fill the gap in treatment for cocaine addiction, researchers at the University of Alabama, Birmingham are conducting trials to test the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating people hooked on the drug. Psilocybin is the active compound present in psychedelic mushrooms. Earlier, the compound was found to be effective in treating alcoholism […]

Inhaling heroin can damage brain tissue, says study

Drug users are increasingly taking heroin through “chasing the dragon” method of inhaling the addictive opioid to get high. According to a new review published in the journal JAMA Neurology in July 2018, the method could lead to several devastating side effects like irreversible brain damage and dementia. Lead author and neurologist Ciro Ramos-Estebanez of […]

Treatment for mental problems different for right- and left-handed people, says study
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Different regions in a human brain perform different functions. Keeping this point in mind, a recent research by the Cornell University in New York has revealed that the mental problem treatment given to right-handed people may not be effective for the left-handed ones. The study, published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B […]

Medical marijuana doesn’t help in pain but induces sleep, says longest study on weed
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Conventionally, people believe medical marijuana gives relief from pain. However, the common perception was rejected by the world’s longest study on the effect of marijuana on pain. The study, conducted by researchers from Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales and published in the Lancet Public Health […]

Understanding consequences of anabolic steroid abuse among youngsters
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The tendency of youngsters to buff up their muscles in response to the demand of the times for a sculpted body has led many adolescent boys to tread the desperate path of steroid use. Instead of working out or finding solace in a happy healthy body, youngsters, desiring a body akin to their favorite celebrity, […]

Ketamine gives quick relief from depressive symptoms, says study
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Ketamine, popular as a party drug, is effective in treating people with depression, a recent study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry says. While regular antidepressants take several weeks to get relief from signs of depression, ketamine is fast in action, it claims. Furthermore, it has greater efficiency and lasts longer as compared to the usual […]

Florida police arrest man for giving Xanax to 10-year-old in his mother’s absence
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The Florida police recently arrested a man accused of giving Xanax to a 10-year-old boy. According to the police, the man reportedly coaxed the boy to have the drug along with a nacho chip to overcome its bad taste. The man allegedly fed Xanax to the boy to make him feel “chill,” following a sugar […]

DEA restriction on painkillers unintentionally boosted dark web drug trade, says study
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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) October 2014 ruling to restrict painkillers containing hydrocodone was associated with an increase in illicit online drug trading, revealed a recent study. A team of researchers used a web crawler software to compare the sale of prescription drugs containing hydrocodone with other drugs sold on 31 different dark net […]

‘Fake MDMA,’ a growing problem at concerts
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Cautioning about what could become a massacre of a big level, narcotics experts had warned the enthusiasts attending the Parklife Music Festival in Manchester, United Kingdom, on June 9-10, 2018, of the sale of fake 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) at the event. According to drug safety charity The Loop, the fake drugs resembled MDMA in terms of […]

FDA issues warning letters to 9 online networks over illegal marketing of opioids
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In its latest move to deal with the nation’s growing opioid epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on June 5, 2018 sent warning letters to operators of 53 websites across nine online networks to halt illegal marketing of “dangerous, unapproved and misbranded versions of opioid medications,” including oxycodone and tramadol. The drug regulator […]

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