A new study raises alarm over the increasing use of hallucinogens among U.S. adults and warned over its adverse consequences

Hallucinogen use has increased since 2015, overall, and particularly among adults 26 and older, while use decreased in adolescents aged 12-17 years according to a new study by Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Hallucinogens are a class of drugs that can cause hallucinations or sensations and images […]

Opioid prescriptions in the US are decreasing

There is a silver lining in the fight against the opioid epidemic in the United States, the number of individuals with private insurance who receive these dangerous medicine prescriptions has decreased. Previous studies have shown a statewide decline in prescribing rates amid guidelines issued by governments, health systems, and insurers over the past ten years […]

Januvia, a popular diabetes drug may contain traces of carcinogen

The popular diabetes drug Januvia may contain traces of a probable carcinogen, but patients should keep using the medication because it could be dangerous to stop taking it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced this week. A carcinogen is a substance, organism or agent capable of causing cancer. Drug maker Merck Co. said it […]

The United States’ rural and urban areas might be rocked by a fresh wave of opioid overdoses, according to researchers

According to experts from Northwestern Medicine in Chicago who examined patterns and applied a predictive model to identify areas where deaths would increase, the upcoming wave of opioid overdoses “will be worse than ever witnessed before.” Due to the dangerous practise of combining highly addictive opiates with other drugs, the number of opioid overdoses will […]

At-home Ketamine therapy is a safe and effective way to alleviate symptoms associated with mental health

The results, recently published in the¬†Journal of Affective Disorders, suggest that an at-home approach using ketamine tablets that dissolve under the tongue rather than intravenous (IV) infusion or intramuscular injection could make ketamine therapy more accessible. Several sessions of at-home ketamine therapy supported by telehealth are a safe and effective way to treat moderate to […]

Where Marijuana was made legal, more people died in car crashes

According to a recent study, states where recreational marijuana use is allowed are seeing an increase in traffic accidents and fatalities. According to Charles Farmer, the lead researcher, these findings are in line with earlier research. It is becoming more and more obvious that there are costs associated with making marijuana legal. However, as marijuana […]

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