The trend, referred to as the 'Tide pod challenge' may seem unreal, but during the first 15 days of January the American Association of Poison Control Centers have already registered 39 cases of intentional consumption.
Packets contain a crosslinking polymer blend that, when added to the pill bottle with warm water, sequester any form of prescription drugs - including powders, pills, tablets, capsules, liquids or patches - into a non-divertible and biodegradable gel.
In terms of who is responsible for talking to patients about possible drug interactions, 11, 26, and 63% felt that the pharmacist, doctor, and both doctor and pharmacist are responsible, respectively.
The researchers found that 23 of the 44 products marketed and sold as selective androgen receptor modulators contained 1 or more selective androgen receptor modulator.
Higher-concentration intranasal naloxone (2mg/mL) seems to have efficacy similar to that of intramuscular naloxone for reversal of opioid overdose, with no difference in adverse events.
"Clinicians are seeing more heart failure with meth use, suggesting heart failure due to methamphetamine use could be a new epidemic," said lead author, Marin Nishimura, MD, in a statement.
Kratom is plant that grows naturally in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. It has gained popularity in the U.S., with some marketers touting it as a "safe" treatment with broad healing properties.
Data from 10 states participating in the CDC's Enhanced State Opioid Overdose Surveillance program was used to describe opioid overdose deaths from July through December 2016 that tested positive for fentanyl; fentanyl analogs; or U-47700, an illicit synthetic opioid.
The researchers found that 22.1% of working adults currently used any form of tobacco; 15.4, 5.8, 3, and 3.6% used cigarettes, other combustible tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and electronic cigarettes, respectively
Unlike a national emergency, which is what Mr. Trump has referred to the epidemic has, a public health emergency does not involved the release of any federal funds.
Narcan Nasal Spray, an opioid antagonist, is indicated for the reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose, including respiratory and/or central nervous system (CNS) depression.
Lessons learned from Flint could expedite resolution of future environmental health crises. Noting that distrust of scientific and governmental authorities must be overcome, community-level ethical protections can re-establish trust within the community.
Results found that all primary endpoints for non-inferiority of extended-release naltrexone group were met; retention in treatment (P=0.04), group proportion of total number of opioid-negative urine drug tests (P<0.001), days of heroin use (P<0.001) and days of other illicit opioids use (P<0.001).
The researchers compared an cohort of patients with psoriasis (≥18 years of age) drawn from several databases to 20 patients without psoriasis who were matched by age, sex, and general practice (n=55,537 and 854,314 respectively).
In the changing legal environment, pediatric physicians must review their approach to screening for marijuana use and discussing the associated health consequences
In a statement the FDA said that products on sites they identified during the operation may be counterfeit, contaminated, expired or otherwise unsafe.
The company reached the decision with an outside Process Authority, who determined that their manufacturing process had the potential to create the deadly toxin botulin.
"the dangers associated with failing to treat an opioid use disorder can outweigh the risks of co-prescribing MAT and benzodiazepines," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb.
The researchers observed an increase in life expectancy at birth from 2000 to 2015, from 76.8 to 78.8 years.
The patient admitted to taking 2 teaspoons of self-prepared apricot kernel extract along with 3 tablets of Novodalin, an herbal fruit kernel supplement, every day for the past 5 years.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending that patients avoid the concomitant use of sodium polystyrene sulfonate with other oral medications.
The FDA's marketing clearance applies to 13 commonly abused drugs; there are multiple cut-off options available for certain drugs.
In light of the plethora of street names used to refer to a number of drugs, the DEA has issued a comprehensive list for common drugs.
The advisory cites the Food and Drug Administration's Food Code which forbids copper to come in contact with foods that have a pH below 6.0. The Moscow Mule includes vodka, ginger beer and lime making it fall, as the bulletin says, "well below 6.0."
The risk of lead poisoning was initially communicated by the North Carolina Division of Public Health who tested the product and found high levels of lead.
Of the total 18,259 calls during the study period, 5.16% led to N-acetylcysteine administration in 2013 and 5.01% in 2015. Naloxone was administered in 3.63% and 4.02% of cases in 2013 and 2015, respectively.