Monthly Archives: April 2007

Prescription Drug Addiction Is Under Investigation

A new study to evaluate treatments for addiction to prescription painkillers is being launched in California. This is the first large-scale study to assess whether addiction to opioid painkillers, such as Vicodin and OxyContin, can effectively be treated with drug treatments currently used for heroin addiction. Continue reading

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Amphetamine, Cocaine Usage Increase Risk Of Stroke Among Young Adults

Increasing rates of amphetamine and cocaine usage by young adults significantly boost their risk of stroke, with amphetamine abuse associated with the greatest risk, researchers recently report. Continue reading

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