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  • Preclinical study suggests path toward non-addictive painkillers

    A pre-clinical study led by Indiana University scientists reports a promising step forward in the search for pain relief methods without the addictive side effects behind the country's current opioid addiction crisis. The research finds that the use of compounds called positive allosteric modulators more

  • Study finds surprises about drug use

    Conducting an economic analysis of drug use is a particularly difficult endeavor, but for Michigan State University professor and economist Siddharth Chandra, it just meant taking a look at the history books. "You can't simply go to Wal-Mart and look at the sticker price, and people don't want to ta more

  • Understanding the molecular mechanism leading to addiction in humans

    A new study published by the team led by Salah El Mestikawy, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-Montréal), professor at McGill University and head of research at CNRS INSERM UPMC in Paris, opens the field to new understanding of the mol more

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The Chemistry of Cannabis & Synthetic Cannabinoids

In recent years, there’s been an increase in the number of media reports on users of synthetic cannabinoids. Commonly referred to by names such as ‘Spice’ or ‘K2’, the most recent reported case involved five UK students being hospitalised after use. But what are the chemicals present in ‘spice’ and  more

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Drug abuse

Drug abuse :This article is an overview of the nontherapeutic use of alcohol and drugs of abuse. For the mental health classification, see substance abuse . Drug abuse has a wide range of definitions related to taking a psychoactive drug or ... more

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