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  • Fatal Crashes Linked To Drugs On The Rise

    05/31/2018 8:05:21 AM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A startling new report finds a dramatic rise in the number of deadly driving accidents involving drugs, including prescription medication. Ron Edwards was riding his motorcycle in 2015 when a driver ran a red light and killed him. Police in Colorado say the driver of the car had marijuana in his system. Earlier this year, Ron’s fiancee Barb talked about the crash. “I just don’t want this to happen to somebody else.” There’s an increase in deadly crashes involving drug use,according to a new report from the Governor’s Highway Safety Association or GHSA.In 2016 alcohol was involved...
  • Are Today’s School Shooters Yesterday’s Medicated Video Game Addicts?

    05/22/2018 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/18 | Katy Grimes
    Today's political correctness is on steroids thanks to the left and Democrats who politicize everything Since the 1999 school shooting in Columbine, CO, it appears that a typecast of the shooters has emerged: teen boys who are depressed, isolated, medicated, jilted, have absentee or divorced parents, and play violent video games. he latest school shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas on last Friday, killing 10 and wounding 13. Police arrived on scene and engaged in a 30-minute shootout. The shooter targeted and murdered a teen girl who rebuffed his advances.
  • Are Children Overprescribed Psychiatric Medications?

    02/17/2018 11:16:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    GoodTherapy.org ^ | February 14, 2018 | Zawn Villines
    Two packs of red and white pills lie on the ground. A toy rabbit sits out of focus.The number of children taking psychiatric medications has been rising over the last few decades. In 2014, the National Center for Health Statistics estimated 1 in 13 U.S. children between the ages of 6 and 17 takes medication. Many people believed the report was clear evidence that children are overmedicated. Yet a new study challenges that argument. According to a study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, children are not overprescribed psychiatric drugs. Instead, the research suggests children who need...
  • FDA approves first-of-its kind antipsychotic that tracks whether patients are taking it

    11/13/2017 6:15:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/17 | Kimberly Leonard
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved an antipsychotic drug that carries a digital sensor to track whether patients are taking it, according to an agency announcement published Monday.The new drug, Abilify MyCite, is used to treat schizophrenia and manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. After a patient has swallowed it and once the medication reaches the stomach, a sensor sends a message to a wearable patch, which then transfers information onto a mobile app. Patients then use the app to track whether they have taken their medication and they can give caregivers or doctors access to that information through...
  • Las Vegas Strip shooter prescribed anti-anxiety drug in June

    10/04/2017 4:36:03 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 138 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | Oct 3, 2017 | By Paul Harasim
    Stephen Paddock, who killed at least 58 people and wounded hundreds more in Las Vegas on Sunday with high-powered rifles, was prescribed an anti-anxiety drug in June that can lead to aggressive behavior, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned... Records from the Nevada Prescription Monitoring Program obtained Tuesday show Paddock was prescribed 50 10-milligram diazepam tablets by Henderson physician Dr. Steven Winkler on June 21. A woman who answered the phone at Winkler’s office would not make him available to answer questions and would neither confirm nor deny that Paddock was ever a patient. Paddock purchased the drug — its...
  • (VANITY) Hillary Medications and Alcohol. How do they interact?

    10/27/2016 6:06:06 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 45 replies
    freeAtlanta
    Has anyone asked about interactions with her blood thinners and other known medications vs. her love of drinking? My mom has to be very careful with a little wine and some of the meds Hillary is known to be on.
  • Sushi Meets Science: UCSF Researchers Study if “Wasabi Receptors” Can Improve Pain Medications

    Not just for sushi — but for research. You know that burning sensation when you eat wasabi? Researchers at University of California San Francisco think new information about the so-called “wasabi receptor” can help improve pain medications. The wasabi receptor is a protein inside our nerve cells. It reacts to spicy things like wasabi, and even tear gas. UCSF researchers used new imaging technology to better map the protein. They're experimenting with blocking the pain receptor's response. Pain medications and anti-itch medications could become more effective as a result.
  • Feds Spent $148,379 to Create ‘Diet Choker’ That Monitors Eating Habits

    03/11/2015 4:48:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 11, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The federal government helped finance the creation of a so-called “diet choker” that monitors the eating habits of the wearer.WearSens, created by engineers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), is a necklace that can automatically detect when a person is eating or smoking, and can send alerts to a smart phone telling the user to stop.The invention received a $148,379 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2013 to create a sensory necklace to “fill the need of automatically detecting swallows and eating patterns.”Researchers at UCLA, led by Majid Sarrafzadeh, the director of the Embedded and Reconfigurable...
  • FSU shooter's friends tried to get help for him months before the shooting

    11/22/2014 1:55:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    St Petersburg Times ^ | November 22, 2014 | Michael LaForgia
    "...In interviews with the Tampa Bay Times on Friday, May's friends described their frustrations over the past three months with the area's mental health care system, one that couldn't save May despite desperate pleas from loved ones who watched him dissolve into paranoia before their eyes...... Six months into his job as a prosecutor in the Dona Ana County District Attorney's Office in New Mexico, May couldn't concentrate. The 31-year-old had become so distractible, he told his friends, that he had decided to see a psychologist. He emerged from the appointment with prescriptions for an antidepressant and an attention deficit...
  • Health Secretary's Big Announcement

    11/08/2013 5:18:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 32 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    After titillating the media for the past few days with hints of a “big announcement,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius told an audience in Atlanta that her office was taking a “historic step to aggressively deal with mental health issues under the Affordable Care Act.” Undaunted by a spattering of audible groans from the audience, Sebelius plowed ahead explaining that “studies show that nearly 50% of Americans have serious mental health issues that have gone untreated. People who should be on medication are not currently receiving this benefit. People who should be institutionalized are not receiving this...
  • One in 10 Americans have taken drugs prescribed for others: poll

    08/16/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    reuters ^ | 8/15/13 | Lindsay Dunsmuir
    Kurt is a 32-year-old IT systems administrator from Des Moines, Iowa. He has a colleague who had been prescribed "ridiculous amounts" of Vicodin for a chronic back problem. Kurt said his colleague would give him between thirty and forty pills at a time. Usually he would take the Vicodin while alone, but he occasionally shared the pills with friends during an evening out. -snip- He is not alone. One in 10 Americans admit taking a prescription drug they have not been prescribed, and a quarter of those people have used them just to get high, according to an ongoing Reuters/Ipsos...
  • ObamaCare - "Take Ten Pills and You're Fine"

    08/08/2013 3:36:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    YouTube The Capitol Steps ^ | April 22, 2010 | The Capitol Steps via HerBunk YouTube account
    "Nancy" explains the healthcare dilemma. Click the link.
  • Psych meds linked to 90% of school shootings

    12/19/2012 5:07:41 AM PST · by detective · 80 replies
    WND ^ | 12/19/2012 | Jerome Corsi
    From the moment news emerged Friday that a young man had carried out a horrific massacre of elementary-school children, politicians from local city halls to the White House have been restoking the age-old push for more gun control. While guns have been a common denominator in mass slayings at schools by teens, there’s another familiar element that seems increasingly to be minimized. Some 90 percent of school shootings over more than a decade have been linked to a widely prescribed type of antidepressant called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, according to British psychiatrist Dr. David Healy, a founder of...
  • Doctor of Colorado suspect had been disciplined by medical board

    07/29/2012 1:37:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 29, 2012 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    <p>AURORA, Colo. -- Dr. Lynne Fenton, the University of Colorado psychiatrist who was treating James E. Holmes, according to a court filing by his attorneys, was disciplined by the Colorado Medical Board in 2005.</p> <p>Fenton was also reprimanded for failing to maintain a medical chart or to enter appropriate entries for the charts relating to herself, her husband or the employee, 7News reported.</p>
  • Treating Depression: Is there a placebo effect? (PROZAC, OTHER SSRIs VIRTUALLY WORTHLESS)

    02/19/2012 6:07:06 PM PST · by MindBender26 · 121 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | Tonight | Lesley Stahl
    (CBS News) Do antidepressants work? Since the introduction of Prozac in the 1980s, prescriptions for antidepressants have soared 400 percent, with 17 million Americans currently taking some form of the drug. But how much good is the medication itself doing? "The difference between the effect of a placebo and the effect of an antidepressant is minimal for most people," says Harvard scientist Irving Kirsch. Will Kirsch's research, and the work of others, change the $11.3 billion antidepressant industry? Lesley Stahl investigates.
  • Novartis Blood-Pressure Drug Rasilez (Tekturna) to Carry Warning (serious)

    02/17/2012 1:51:48 PM PST · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 17, 2012 | Steven Stovall
    Aliskiren has been sold under the brand name Rasilez in Europe and Tekturna in the U.S. since 2007. EMA said it has ruled that aliskiren be "contraindicated," or not prescribed, to diabetic patients or to people with kidney problems who are also taking older hypertension drugs known as ACE inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blockers. Data suggest a risk of adverse outcomes in such patients, including hypotension, stroke and changes in renal function, including acute renal failure, the EMA said. Novartis wrote to physicians world-wide then recommending that patients with Type 2 diabetes shouldn't be treated with aliskiren, or combination products...
  • Anthem members who use Walgreens

    01/05/2012 3:42:41 PM PST · by Libertynotfree · 5 replies
    Natural Remedies Matter ^ | Jan05,2012 | Libertynotfree
    • Members who visit a Walgreens on or after January 1, 2012, and the claim is rejected (because Walgreens is no longer in network) • Members who use Walgreens, are on maintenance medication(s) and are approaching their refill date • Members who use Walgreens, are on maintenance medication(s) and missed their refill window
  • One in four American women take medication for a mental disorder

    11/17/2011 1:19:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 91 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/17/11
    More than one in four American women took at least one drug for conditions like anxiety and depression last year, according to an analysis of prescription data. The report, by pharmacy benefits manager Medco Health Solutions Inc, found the use of drugs for psychiatric and behavioral disorders in all adults rose 22per cent from 2001. The medications are most often prescribed to women aged 45 and older, but their use among men and in younger adults climbed sharply. In total, more than 20per cent of American adults were found to be on at least one drug for mental health disorders....
  • Results of medication studies in top medical journals may be misleading to readers

    08/27/2011 12:20:05 PM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 5 replies
    Eurekalert ^ | 08/25/11 | Enrique Rivero
    UCLA-Harvard study highlights 3 types of confusing outcome measures Studies about medications published in the most influential medical journals are frequently designed in a way that yields misleading or confusing results, new research suggests. Investigators from the medical schools at UCLA and Harvard analyzed all the randomized medication trials published in the six highest-impact general medicine journals between June 1, 2008, and Sept. 30, 2010, to determine the prevalence of three types of outcome measures that make data interpretation difficult. In addition, they reviewed each study's abstract to determine the percentage that reported results using relative rather than absolute numbers,...
  • Roman-era shipwreck reveals ancient medical secrets

    07/09/2011 2:48:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 09 Jul 2011 | Nick Squires
    A first-aid kit found on a 2,000-year-old shipwreck has provided a remarkable insight into the medicines concocted by ancient physicians to cure sailors of dysentery and other ailments. A wooden chest discovered on board the vessel contained pills made of ground-up vegetables, herbs and plants such as celery, onions, carrots, cabbage, alfalfa and chestnuts – all ingredients referred to in classical medical texts. The tablets, which were so well sealed that they miraculously survived being under water for more than two millennia, also contain extracts of parsley, nasturtium, radish, yarrow and hibiscus. They were found in 136 tin-lined wooden vials...