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Former US Vice President Al Gores Son Continues to Be Dogged by Drug Abuse Problem.

...tion drugs Vicodin, Valium, Xanax and Adderall, an amphetamine used to treat attention deficit disorder, Amormino said. "He didn't have a prescription for any of it," Amormino said. Gore was booked into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana on four charges, including possession of less than an ounce of marijuana a...

Pediatric Use of ADHD Drug may Affect Developing Brain

The use of Ritalin, a stimulant similar to amphetamine and cocaine which is one of the most prescribed drugs for the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), by young children may cause long-term changes in the developing brains, according to a study of mice by researchers at Weill Cornell Medic...

VYVANSE(TM) Drug for the Treatment of ADHD in Adults

...ifferent from other oral long acting stimulants of amphetamine and methylphenidate that rely on delivery systems which may be affected by pH and GI transit time. Shire plans to announce full results from its phase III clinical trial for the treatment of ADHD in adults at a major scientific conference in Q4 200...

Researchers To Test Whether ADHD Medication Helps Young Adults While Driving

...have compared long- acting MPH to extended-release amphetamine salts and found that MPH is more effective in helping young ADHD drivers pay attention and have fewer driving mishaps while on the road. A second study Cox's team completed showed that ADHD young drivers fare better when driving cars with manual tran...

Alarming Rise of Methamphetamine Use Among Australian Youth

... systems in the brain. It is chemically related to amphetamine but, at comparable doses, the effects of methamphetamine are much more potent, longer lasting, and more harmful to the central nervous system (CNS). Street methamphetamine is referred to by many names, such as “speed,” “meth,” and “chalk.” Methamph...

Amphetamine, Cocaine Use Increase Risk of Stroke in Young Adults

Increasing rates of amphetamine and cocaine use by young adults significantly boost their risk of stroke, with amphetamine abuse associated with the greatest risk// , according to a research. In the study, available online...

Emergency Department Strain As Ice Problems Grows

...says Assoc Prof Degenhardt. Hospitalisations for amphetamine users were highest among the older age groups."(Th...2 per cent of all ED presentations were related to amphetamine use, includingthe drugs known as ice, ecstasy, and speed.Serious amphetamine-related presentations r...

Legal ‘high’ Drugs Declared Illegl

...and allergic reactions. The effects are similar to amphetamine and in extreme cases, may result in death, according to the agency. The drugs are sold under trade names such as Pep Twisted, Pep Stoned, Legal E, Nemesis, The Good Stuff and Euphoria. They can be purchased from ‘headshops’ and over the Internet....

Amphetamine Abuse Worst In Asia

... Amphetamine Conference, researchers revealed that amphetamine abuse in the Asia-Pacific region has hit high levels and is currently the worst globally. // "A problem threatening Asia that is this big is a problem for Australia. The health of these countries is important to Australia as is the security of Aust...

Not All ADHD Drugs Are Equal

...ed-release stimulant, rather than extended release amphetamine salts (se-AMPH ER). The findings, which reinforce the use of OROS MPH to improve driving performance in teens with ADHD, will appear in the Sept. issue of Pediatrics. “Car collisions are two to four times more likely to occur among teens with ADHD....

Scotland’s drug problem continues unabated, UN repor

... statistics point at rank no 2 for Scotland in the amphetamine drug abuse category and a rank 3 in cocaine and ecstasy abuse. Ostensibly, there has been no progress in Scotland in tackling drug abuse. As per the drug policy of the government, Cannabis was relegated to a grade C drug. Consequently but not surpr...

UN Sounds Alarm Over Rising Cocaine Consumption In Europe

...t drug, continued to increase while the market for amphetamine -type stimulants stabilized. Africa is growing in importance for trans-shipments of cocaine and heroin to Europe. However, UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa while presenting the report said "drug control is working and the world drug prob...

Illegal Drug Trafficking Pose A Great Threat For HIV Epidemic In Northeast

...ssed concern. "Myanmar has a significant illicit amphetamine type substance (ATS) manufacturing capacity," the report said. In its recommendations, the report called for "intervention to promote safe sex among drug users", besides suggesting "accurate monitoring and evaluation of the drug use problem" of pas...

Stimulant Medications More Effective In Treating ADHD Than Nonstimulants

...e proved that stimulant medications, such as mixed amphetamine salts (MAS) and methylphenidates are significantly...g stimulant medications classes, long-acting mixed amphetamine salts (MAS XR) and immediate-release mixed amphetamine salts showed a similar level of efficacy to s...

Queensland Bans OTC Sales Of Cold And Flu Drugs

...itor the sales of these cold and flu drugs so that amphetamine labs do not crop up all over the state. "We believe that more stringent point of sale control on these medicines is necessary to help combat the manufacture of illicit drugs in Queensland," Mr Robertson said. “The continued diversion of medicines con...

Drug trafficking via Internet a growing threat

... Internet swapping of techniques for manufacturing amphetamine sin underground laboratories has become so widespread, they’re now being made by people who are not college-educated chemists - often resulting in injury-causing explosions and fires. “In the past, drug recipes were closely guarded secrets, but with ...

Hyperactivity disorder a biological malfunction

...ctive. They're not working as they should be." The amphetamine drug Ritalin is used to control ADHD behaviour, and prescriptions in the European countries have gone up by more than 45 times in the past six years....

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