Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery, study confirms

Posted by - March 24, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteResearchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone. In a study published in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, the researchers led by UTMB scientist Kathryn Cunningham found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced

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Boosting natural brain opioids may be a better way to treat anxiety, research shows

Posted by - March 23, 2017

This post was originally published on this sitePublished in Nature Communications by University of Sydney scholars, the findings suggest medications that boost the effect of natural brain opioids might be a better way to reduce anxiety than ‘receptor-binding’ opioid drugs like morphine, which have major side effects. Fear and anxiety help defend us against harm,

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Poison centers receive 32 calls a day about kids exposed to prescription opioids

Posted by - March 20, 2017

This post was originally published on this site A new study published online by Pediatrics and conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found that there were more than 188,000 calls to US Poison Control Centers for pediatric exposure to opioids from January

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