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American Legion, Department of Indiana Releases Statement Concerning Revelations of Illicit Drug Trafficking at Roudebush VA Medical Center

INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Commander of The American Legion Department of Indiana has released the following statement concerning illegal drug trafficking at Indianapolis' Roudebush VA Medical Center: "The men and women of The American Legion Department of Indiana...

Report finds extensive use of illicit alcohol

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 NOVEMBER 2008 The consumption of illicit or noncommercial alcohol is widespread in many countries worldwide and contributes significantly to the global burden of disease, according to a new report released today by the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP). The repor...

Nations to Launch Negotiations on Treaty to Combat Illicit Tobacco Trade

International Cooperation Can Save Lives and Billions of Dollars GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On, February 11, representatives from more than 150 countries will begin negotiations here on an historic international treaty to combat illicit trade in tobacco product...

U.S. on Sidelines as Nations Launch Negotiations on Treaty to Combat Smuggling, Counterfeiting and Other Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: Today in Geneva, Switzerland, more than 150 countries will begin negotiations on an historic international treaty to combat smuggling, counterfeiting and other illicit trade ...

Smoking Alters the Human Brain Like Those in Animals Using Illicit Drugs

New research shows that smoking produces long-lasting changes in the human brain similar to those changes previously seen// in the brains of animals that used illicit drugs. This new research supports the idea that long-term smoking alters the brain in ways that contribute to addiction, and ...

U.S. Teens Moving Away from Illicit Drugs, but Jump from the Frying Pan to the Fire

U.S teens have significantly cut down use of illicit drugs, but have turned to prescription painkillers, which are dangerous, say experts. // Dr. Grant Mitchell, chief of psychiatry at Northern Westchester Hospital Center, in Mount Kisco, N.Y said, "This doesn't surprise me. As we write more a...

General Practitioner caught for manipulating an illicit relationship with a lady patient

The Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has cornered a Christchurch General Practitioner for allegedly manipulating a sexual relationship with a lady patient.// As per the woman’s account, the GP even bought her lingerie and advised her about the ideal clothes to wear. The doctor has...

Report: Microsoft Sponsoring Ads for Rogue Internet Pharmacies

... bing.com ads aren't real pharmacies," said Garth Bruen, KnujOn's President. "These types of sites are usually the product of organized crime and vast illicit drug networks, many of them based in Russia and Eastern Europe, that deceive, defraud and poison Internet users." The study also found disclosu...

Narconon Graduate Delivers Drug Education in Florida

...g prescription drugs and 15% of school aged kids have used marijuana in the last 30 day. In addition, 10% of kids ages 12 to 17 reported the use of an illicit drug over a one month period in Florida, showing a great need for effective drug education. "Knowing the truth about drugs is the biggest facto...

More Than Half of Emergency Department Nurses Have Been Physically Assaulted at Work, New Study Finds

...nts , cited one or more of the following as precipitating factors when they experienced abuse: patients or visitors under the influence of alcohol or illicit drugs; psychiatric patients being treated in the emergency department; crowding; prolonged wait times; and shortage of emergency department nurses. Re...
Illicit in Medical Technology

Classwide Opioids REMS: A Good Idea, Implement Carefully

...ion costs increase? Will important pain medications be removed from formularies? Will drug abusers shift their abuse to other licit or illicit substances? Will a controlled-release opioid REMS discourage innovation in the development of new pain medications? "We run ...

New Phase 3 Study of Tapentadol Immediate Release Tablets Published in Current Medical Research and Opinion Journal

...lgesics, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, other tranquilizers, sedatives, hypnotics, or other CNS depressants (including alcohol, other opioids or illicit drugs) concomitantly with NUCYNTA(TM) may exhibit additive CNS depression. Interactive effects resulting in respiratory depression, hypotension, profo...

FDA Approves Tapentadol Immediate-Release Tablets for Relief of Moderate to Severe Acute Pain

...st analgesics, general anesthetics, phenothiazines, other tranquilizers, sedatives, hypnotics, or other CNS depressants (including alcohol, opioids or illicit drugs) concomitantly with tapentadol may exhibit an additive CNS depression. Interactive effects resulting in respiratory depression, hypotension, pr...

More Than 300 New Medicines Being Developed for Mental Illnesses

...medicines for depression, which affects nearly 21 million Americans; 26 medicines for addictive disorders, including dependence on alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs; 54 medicines for anxiety disorders, which affect more than 40 million adults ages 18 and older; 89 for dementias, including Alzheimer's disease...

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Begins Enrollment for U.S. Phase II Clinical Trial of CPP-109 in Patients with Methamphetamine Addiction

...ant abuse in 2006. In addition, according to the 2006 SAMHSA Survey, an estimated 22.6 million people in the United States suffered from dependence on illicit drugs. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the costs of drug abuse to society were an estimated $180 billion in 2002 in the Uni...

Alpharma Presents Positive Pharmacokinetic Study Results of Its Investigational Abuse-Deterrent, Extended-Release Opioid

...t for individual patient needs. KADIAN(R) capsules may be expected to have additive effects when used in conjunction with alcohol, other opioids, or illicit drugs that cause central nervous system depression because respiratory depression, hypotension and profound sedation or coma may result. KADIAN(R) s...
Illicit in Medical Dictionary

Talcum powder

...tic uses. It may be composed of talc or corn starch. Talcum powder is harmful if inhaled since it may cause aspiration pneumonia or granuloma. illicit substances such... Talc is a mineral composed of hydrated magnesium silicate with the chemical formula H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2. In loose fo...

Marijuana

... Drug Descriptions, Marijuana ... Marijuana is the most commonly abused illicit drug in the United States. ... Marijuana is a Schedule I substance unde...ns today; ... Marijuana . Profile. Marijuana , the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, is taken from the ... In 1970, marijuana was...
Illicit in Biological News

Elephant-size loopholes sustain Thai ivory trade

...ry openly on sale than in 2001. "Thailand has consistently been identified as one of the world's top five countries most heavily implicated in the illicit ivory trade, but shows little sign of addressing outstanding issues," said Tom Milliken, of TRAFFIC, which oversees a global monitoring programme, the...

MCG researcher among first to receive NIH stimulus funding

...r associate dean for basic science research. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, cocaine is the most frequently reported illicit drug associated with drug-related deaths, and African-Americans are disproportionately affected. Dr. NeSmith hypothesizes that cocaine use, which c...

Lab study shows THC exposure as adolescents linked to negative effects of THC as adults

...THC use during adolescence, a critical period of development, has lasting effects on cognitive processes such as learning and memory. He believes that illicit use of THC during adolescence produces persistent changes in the brain that sensitize females to the negative effects of THC later in life. Jessie ...

10 new amphibian species discovered in Colombia

...disturbed, it faces many threats and is undergoing rapid landscape transformation, mainly due to selective wood extraction, extensive cattle ranching, illicit crop cultivation, hunting, mining and habitat fragmentation. Between 25 and 30 percent of the natural vegetation of the area is being deforested, espe...

Men are better at detecting infidelities

...en when you have kept to the straight and narrow. The flip side is that to counter this constant vigilance, women may be better than men at concealing illicit liaisons. Paul Andrews at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and colleagues gave 203 young heterosexual couples confidential questionnaires...

ACS PressPac -- Sept. 17, 2008

...d time-consuming sample preparation, the scientists say. They studied 31 illicit drug samples from Spain that contained six to 34 percent heroin. The scient...IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Nondestructive Direct Determination of Heroin in Seized illicit Street Drugs by Diffuse Reflectance near-Infrared Spectroscopy" DOWNLO...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 10, 2008

...for eliminating cocaine from the body, an advance that could lead to the world's first effective medicine for fighting overdoses and addictions of the illicit drug. Their findings are scheduled for the Sept. 24 issue of the Journal of the American Chemical Society, a weekly publication. In the new stud...

New method identifies meth hot spots

... as deaths, poisonings and places where meth is made. "This method of combining different types of data like health statistics and the location of illicit labs to assess Oregon's methamphetamine problem is a new approach toward studying a significant public health concern," said OSU associate professor ...

Abuse of painkillers can predispose adolescents to lifelong addiction

...s an adult, the rush of euphoria may be more addictive than the feeling experienced by adults who had never before tried the drug. In contrast to illicit drug use among adolescents, the problem of nonmedical use of painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin has escalated in recent years, with the onset o...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 3, 2008

...now on the market that promise to mask evidence of illicit drug use, according to an article scheduled for th...gal drugs. Some are supposed to dilute evidence of illicit drugs to levels undetectable by conventional tests...s for federal jobs. That screening could indentify illicit drugs more reliably than urine samples alone, the ...
Illicit in Biological Technology

PHARMORX Security Introduces New Technology Solutions for Counterfeiting, Grey Market Diversion, Track & Trace

... Internet drug sites sell adulterated drugs and up to 40% of drug deaths in the US involve drugs that have been legally manufactured but diverted into illicit channels. Our technology works to customize and develop requirements for any industry that encounters the threat of diversion or counterfeiting,"...

Tests show LLNL detection instrument can monitor the air for all major terrorist threat substances

... materials - biological, chemical, explosives and radiological - along with illicit drugs. Their work, using a system called Single-Particle Aerosol Mass Sp.... Since then, the Livermore team has added the capabilities of detecting illicit drugs and powders from radioactive metals. They developed the software capa...

TDS tries bringing fiber to homes in Fitchburg for faster Internet service

...what consumers will use that content for, and how third-party companies could take advantage of new demands. Orton points to the obvious examples like illicit file-sharing, online video and music stores and video games, but also listed another possible angle. All the stuff coming downstream is tons and to...
Illicit in Biological Definition

Drug

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