A case report describes a 58-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder admitted to the hospital for jaundice and liver injury suspected to be due to use of the herbal product kratom.
The Providence Medical Clinic in Vancouver, Canada has been granted permission to prescribe heroin to patients who do not respond to methadone for maintenance treatment of opioid addiction.
AiCure announced the initiation of a major clinical trial assessing the company's advanced facial recognition and motion-sensing technology to monitor and intervene with patients on maintenance therapy for opioid addiction.
Although it is often believed that most adults who engage in excessive alcohol consumption are alcohol dependent, a new study by the CDC reports that 90% of adult excessive drinkers do not meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.
Even non-smokers exposed to hookah smoke at home social events show elevated levels of S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA), a metabolite of benzene and a leukemogen that has been associated with lymphohematopoietic cancer.
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