Overuse of Opioids, Barbiturates Boosts Chronic Migraine Risk
Self-treating headaches with these drugs doubles chance of having chronic episodes
THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- Taking barbiturates
and opioids such as codeine and oxycodone too often for migraines could double the chances of having chronic migraines a year later, new researc...
CCHR Says New Mental Health Study on College Age Students Misleading
...ugs." It also states that two of the most highly abused classes of prescription drugs are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, "such as barbiturates
and benzodiazepines (Klonopin, Xanax)," and stimulants, "such as dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine) and methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin)."...
Consumer Reports Urges Chronic Headache Sufferers to Examine Their Use of Pain Relief Drugs
...ave the potential to cause medication-overuse headaches. Dr.
Avitzur reports that some experts believe the main culprits to be
preparations containing barbiturates
(such as Fioricet and Fiorinal),
opioids, acetaminophen, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents such as
ibuprofen (Advil and generic) or naxproxen (Ale...
As I-1000 Signatures are Counted, Washington State Medical Association Opposition to Physician-Assisted Suicide Reiterated
...ignatures were collected to put the initiative on the
The proposed initiative would allow doctors to prescribe a lethal
overdose of barbiturates
or other drugs to patients over 17 years old who a
physician believes to have a life expectancy of six months or less.
The Washington State Medical ...
Epilepsy Increases Suicide Risks
...kly, than in the non- epileptic population.
``Improvement of epilepsy care, introduction of new drugs with fewer side effects, and reduced use of barbiturates
are possible explanations for this declining time trend,'' the study said.
Light-activated Compound May Be of Help for Epileptics in Future
"Normally, the steroid keeps the cell quiet in the face of stimuli that would otherwise cause it to fire," Mennerick says. "That's why drugs like barbiturates
and Valium, which act on the same receptor as the steroid, are sedatives—they quiet the nerve system down."
When dosed with NBD-steroid, nerve c...
Kiwi veterinarians angry Over Doctor's Advice
...Gibb said it was illegal for vets to dispense such barbiturates
for humans and they would probably face disciplina...veterinary council as well as prosecution.
prescribed to put animals down are the same as tho...year, he said.
The suicide pill – which mimics barbiturates
like Nembutal –kills within seconds and was succes...