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Reduction in long-stay antipsychotic use may be exaggerated, finds study

12-12   Reduction in long-stay antipsychotic use may be exaggerated, finds study

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which recently met its target of reducing antipsychotic use among long-stay residents in nursing homes and care centers, has set new goals for underperforming providers to minimize antipsychotic use by 15 percent by 2019. However, a recent study suggests that such reductions in antipsychotic use in long-stay […]


Heroin overdose cases doubled in West Virginia since drug monitoring database came into being, says study

11-22   Heroin overdose cases doubled in West Virginia since drug monitoring database came into being, says study

As the United States continues to struggle with the never-ending opioid crisis, different federal agencies have been taking one step after the other hoping to curb the menace. One such important step is the state drug monitoring database. Statewide prescription drug monitoring programs are being used in 49 states, with 36 of them passing laws […]


Cocaine affects brain area linked to impulse and self-control, finds study

09-18   Cocaine affects brain area linked to impulse and self-control, finds study

Sometimes certain people who are cocaine users become averse to the drug after years of abuse, however, they find it difficult to quit the addiction. The reason behind this has been unearthed by a new study, which revealed that cocaine abuse for a prolonged period severely affects the area of the brain that controls impulsivity […]


New 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health unveils fresh data on addiction

09-08   New 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health unveils fresh data on addiction

The much-awaited 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), is out revealing the latest addiction trends in the country. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsored annual survey provides national and state-level data every year on the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs [which include both the non-medical and medical […]


International Overdose Awareness Day: America leads with 27% of world’s overdose deaths

08-30   International Overdose Awareness Day: America leads with 27% of world’s overdose deaths

As a beautiful morning dawns over the historic heart of the Midwestern town, a pale-looking homeless tramp in her mid-forties, with arms covered in tattoos and a ring in her eyebrow, walks staggeringly along the alleyway near the stretch of the High Street. Her hair is disheveled and the stench emanating from the vomit smeared […]


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