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Yankees legend Robinson Cano suspended for using steroids
07-03-18 Category: Addiction

Robinson Cano, a Yankees veteran, recently faced suspension for 80 games after being tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug (PED). He was tested positive for a substance called furosemide, which, according to him, is not a PED. Cano said that the substance was prescribed to him by a certified doctor in the Dominican Republic to […]

Anthony Bourdain’s death highlights high rates of depression among culinary professionals
06-13-18 Category: Addiction

The sudden demise of chef, author and television personality Anthony Bourdain has shook the entire restaurant industry. He was reportedly found hanging in his hotel room in France on June 8, 2018. An inspiration to the culinary professionals, Bourdain never shied away from talking about his struggles with addiction and mental illness that is common […]

Psychedelics lessen violent behavior in men by improving emotional regulation, says study
06-08-18 Category: Addiction

Men with prior experience with psychedelic drugs have a lower probability of engaging in violent activities towards their intimate partners said a recent study, published in in the Journal of Psychopharmacology in May 2018. Though, the use of drugs, like methamphetamine or cocaine, was linked with greater aggression and intimate partner violence (IPV), the researchers […]

Rare allergies to soar in Canada with cannabis legalization, warn doctors
06-06-18 Category: Addiction

Canada is all set to legalize cannabis later this year. However, doctors in the country are already anticipating a negative consequence out of it. They believe that a rare form of cannabis allergy is likely to trouble people with symptoms like sniffles or hives, which are also seen in case of pollen allergy. Dr. Eddy […]

Settlement allows Health Net CA members to seek refund for out-of-network claims of 2014
06-01-18 Category: Addiction

California state residents registered for an individual or family Health Net Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) health plan in 2014 and still bore out-of-pocket expenses during the year for medical services provided by an out-of-network medical professional due to inaccurate information received from the insurer can submit a claim to seek reimbursements. The development comes following […]

Right to try bill reaches President’s desk; new hope for terminally ill
05-28-18 Category: Addiction

The “Right to try” bill, which aspires to provide terminally ill patients the access to potentially life-saving treatment options and/or experimental drugs, years before they are available in the market, is now at President Donald Trump’s desk. The bill was passed with a 250-169 vote on May 22, 2018 by the Congress. Each year, over […]

On hearing the term substance abuse, one is usually reminded of alcohol, illicit drugs or prescription opioid abuse. However, the spectrum of substance abuse is not so limited. Surprisingly, the abuse of household inhalants like toilet cleaners, hair spray, paint thinner, gasoline, glue and others also falls under the ambit of substance abuse. And sadly, […]

Washington family evacuates new home on discovering it to be contaminated with meth
05-08-18 Category: Addiction

Ten days after moving into a new home, a Washington state family with three young children was forced to vacate the home as the house was found to be contaminated with serious levels of crystal methamphetamine. Jason and Amanda Gates had been living in the Maple Valley for the past two years and loved it […]

Alternative treatment options may help reduce long-term opioid use, says study
05-03-18 Category: Addiction

In order to rein in the opioid crisis, experts believe it is the duty of physicians, pharmacist and patients to collectively identify and prevent the misuse of prescription painkillers. Now, a new study that analyzed the rate at which opioids were prescribed at 176 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics nationwide has […]

House panel advances 57 bills aimed at tackling opioid epidemic
04-27-18 Category: Addiction

A House committee on April 25, 2018, advanced 57 bills aimed at dealing with the opioid epidemic ravaging the entire country. However, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee couldn’t complete work on the all the proposed 63 bills. The 57 bills focus on a wide range of areas to combat the ongoing menace, including […]

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