Tasmania is set to give the green light for Australia's first legal medical marijuana grower, in what is expected to be the start of a new industry for the state. Capital Mining, a failed explorer with a plan to transform itself as the second ASX-listed cannabis company, has struck a deal that puts it in line to be granted the first license.
A blue nylon bag and 90 minutes of your time could mean the difference between life and death. The bag contains a kit with naloxone, the drug that can stop a heroin overdose. The hour and a half is the time it
Highlighting the importance of getting naloxone to as many people as possible to prevent overdose fatalities.
What if it were impossible to closely study a disease affecting 1 in 11 Americans over 11 years of age — a disease that's associated with more than 60,000 deaths in the United States each year, that tears families apart, and that costs society hundreds of billions of dollars? What if the affected population included vulnerable and underserved patients and those more likely than most Americans to have costly and deadly communicable diseases, including HIV–AIDS? What if we could not thoroughly evaluate policies designed to reduce costs or improve care for such patients?
Changes to health data reporting pose a particular challenge for AOD research and policy development in the US.
Is alcohol-fuelled violence caused by the booze itself or by the macho culture in which the drinking occurs? If we are to believe a recent study commissioned by the alcohol company Lion, it’s the culture…
Rod Brooks responds to the recent assertions by Anne Fox that violence is driven by culture, not alcohol. Obviously, it's a bit more complex than that.
We have seen plenty of media reporting of the harm done by ‘overprescribing’ of opioid drugs for chronic pain (I use the parentheses because I challenge anyone to identify what the ‘right’ level of opioid…
Last week I hosted an open debate about substance misuse. It proved so popular we spent the evening adding chairs at the back of the room. In the midst of an election focused on austerity, inequality and our housing crisis, why is it that so many peo...
A team led by Case Western Reserve researchers has identified a promising approach to lowering relapse rates among youths addicted to illegal drugs or alcohol. In a study of nearly 200 teenagers admitted to a residential treatment center, Maria Pagano, Ph.D., confirmed the prevalence of social anxiety issues as well as the benefits of measures designed to alleviate social distress. These findings were posted online this month in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
The more adolescents witness alcohol consumption in films, the more likely they are to try alcohol and participate in risky drinking behaviour, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published today in Pediatrics.
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