But while the data from clinical trials of SSRIs in treating addictions are mixed, the findings are either positive effects in reducing alcohol and other drug
use or no effect, not reduced recovery.
Summer *, 17, describes her experience with pills: "My parents got divorced when I was 3 because of my mom's drug
and alcohol use.
Phase II begins with Tier A testing, which aims to determine the aquatic fate and effects of the drug
. Its degradability, potential to bioaccumulate, adsorption on sewage sludge, and toxicity to sewage microbial populations are evaluated from the results of standard tests also used in the FDA risk assessment.
"We need to understand the biology of this drag and the genetic basis under which this drug
works and the people it would apply to.
Implicit but to a certain degree unexplored in Critser's analysis are the ways in which doctors have played a pivotal role in the overselling of prescription drugs
. They often accede to patient demands for heavily-advertised brand name drugs
even when no drug
is needed, or a less expensive, less dangerous drug
In previous research that had focused solely on drug
abusers, Volkow and other researchers found that many addicts had a deficiency in a particular type of receptor for dopamine, one of the brain's feel-good chemicals.
* Stress can cause changes in the brain like those caused by addictive drugs
. This suggests that some people who experience stress may be more vulnerable to drug
addiction or drug
Several questions asked by the Kaiser Family Foundation poll followed this formula: "I'm going to read you a list of things some people have said about allowing the federal government to use its buying power to negotiate with drug
companies to try to get a lower price for prescription drugs
for people on Medicare, and I'd like you to tell me whether you agree or disagree with each of these statements.
Plan sponsors can develop a program that helps them gain control of specialty drug
spending by incorporating the use of specialty pharmacies, which present cost savings through a number of benefits:
We recruited 10 panelists with expertise in adolescent substance use to participate in three day-long workshops covering the different drugs
. The panelists included physicians, a toxicologist, drug
treatment and drug
prevention specialists, undercover law enforcement officers, research communicators, and an ethnographer.
As vice president of Drug
Testing Services at Aurico Reports, Wayne Hovland runs into the same problem every time his drug
screening company contacts institutions of higher education.
In the third global drug
resistance surveillance report, the median prevalence of multidrug resistance was 7.0% (highest 58.3%) among retreated cases and 1.1% (highest 14.2%) among new cases.