WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — People buying pills that look like prescription opioid painkillers or stimulants who are not buying them from a licensed pharmacy may be buying a lethal drug, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warned this week. This was the first public safety alert the DEA
THURSDAY, Sept. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Deaths from methamphetamine overdoses in the United States nearly tripled between 2015 and 2019, health officials report in a new study. While the number of methamphetamine users did not increase as steeply, researchers said frequent use of methamphetamine, and using other drugs at
WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that demonstrates methamphetamine’s power to destroy the human heart, new research shows hospitalizations for heart failure related to the illicit drug have soared by 585% in California. “Our study results should bring urgent attention to this insidious, yet rapidly growing,
FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Methamphetamine users are at increased risk for physical and mental health problems as well as other substance use disorders, new research shows. Meth is an illegal and highly addictive stimulant drug that can harm organs such as the heart, lungs, liver and neurological
FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Deaths from overdoses of methamphetamine are rising across the United States, especially among Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives, a new study warns. “While much attention is focused on the opioid crisis, a methamphetamine crisis has been quietly, but actively, gaining steam — particularly
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In what may signal a seismic shift in the treatment of methamphetamine addiction, a pair of prescription drugs appears to help patients significantly reduce their stimulant use, or quit altogether. The combination therapy involves an injectable medication called extended-release naltrexone and a daily
THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Autopsies have uncovered new insight into how the illegal drug methamphetamine harms the heart. Preliminary findings presented Thursday at an American Heart Association meeting, in Boston, suggest that meth triggers a buildup of tough protein fibers known as collagen in the heart muscle.
TUESDAY, May 1, 2018 (HealthDay News) — People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) might find some relief by using the popular party drug ecstasy, a small study suggests. Technically, this synthetic drug is called 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) and it alters mood and perception. When tried with 26 veterans and first