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There is no conclusive medical test to determine the presence of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its diagnosis is usually based on consultations with physicians as well as questionnaires completed by the patients, their family members, teachers, caregivers and/or co-workers regarding abrupt behavior patterns. In some cases, additional co-existing conditions can make the diagnosis difficult as […]

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Accepting the mistake of not regulating opioid prescriptions more during the 2000s, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., the Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has said he doesn’t want to repeat it now in his third stint at the agency and the first as its chief since May 2017. Speaking at a special session of the […]

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Estimates from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) show that 126 million American adults experience some type of pain — 25 million suffer from daily chronic pain and another 23 million experience severe pain. With a significant section of the population battling moderate to severe pain and opioids continuing to be the “drug of […]

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President Trump is not in a haste to declare a national emergency because of the ongoing opioid crisis in the country, said Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Tuesday. The decision has come as a surprise to the opioid commission created by Trump that had earlier advised him to declare a national emergency […]

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“Two substance abuse treatment facilities in California refused to admit my son,” said a distraught Gary Millman of Santa Rosa, California, whose son was struggling with heroin addiction. “The moment they learnt that he had a Health Net policy, they wouldn’t touch him. The facilities don’t know if Health Net would come through on paying […]


The United States is grappling with a deadly opioid epidemic, causing a surge in the number of overdoses and associated fatalities. Opioid overdoses are happening not only along the borders and crime-ridden alleyways but also in every nook and cranny of concrete high-rises and bustling metropolises. According to a recent report published by the Blue […]

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On Dec. 4, 2000, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution which stated that beginning 2001, June 20 will be designated as the World Refugee Day. In the current global scenario where violence forces hundreds of people to leave their homeland every day, the UN Refugee Agency affirms that all refugees deserve to […]

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has warned police officers and first responders of a new threat posed by the ongoing drug abuse crisis rampant across the country. Speaking at the headquarters of the DEA in Arlington, Virginia, on June 6, Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg alerted law enforcement officers and paramedics nationwide about the dangers […]

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Ever since November 2016, when Californians voted to approve marijuana for recreational use, more and more women are taking to the drug. A recent report of Eaze, an on-demand medical marijuana delivery app, says that someone orders cannabis on the San Francisco-based company’s app every 30 seconds, and one in every three customers are a […]

Dual diagnosis: Reining in twin monsters of mental illness and addiction
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The hand-in-glove association between mental illness and addiction is nothing unfamiliar. It’s a well-known fact that the two conditions exist because they feed on each other. It goes without saying that individuals experiencing bouts of depression often resort to an easy escape route to find relief from their agonizing state of mind. One cannot ignore […]