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Synthetic Marijuana Drug Syndros Helps Cancer And AIDS Patients Approved By DEA

A new synthetic marijuana drug has just been approved by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Syndros, created by pharmaceutical company Insys Therapeutics, is a synthetic formulation of THC, the chemical responsible for the psychoactive effect of the cannabis plant. The approval by the DEA classifies Syndros as a Schedule II drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA). According ...

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Ketamine: Is Treating Depression Patients With A ‘Club Drug’ Ethical?

Ketamine is being used to treat people with severe depression, but some question the legality and ethics of such practice. The FDA approved ketamine for use as an anesthetic. However, the drug has become popular in the nightclub scene where it is known as “Special K” or just “K.” According to the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, ketamine is classified ...

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Here’s How Much Amgen’s New Heart Attack-Preventing Cholesterol Drug Costs

A new study suggests that Amgen’s new cholesterol drug Repatha can be very effective in helping patients avoid heart disease. It’s also been found that the drug works very well in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, while reducing the odds of patients dying or getting hospitalized following cardiac events. However, it would also appear that the new medication is extremely expensive ...

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Hair Loss Drug Propecia Could Cause Long-Term Erectile Dysfunction

Propecia is a known way of treating hair loss. But while it may potentially help men grow lost hair back, a new study shows that certain drugs of this kind, including Propecia, could also cause erectile dysfunction in some users. According to NBC News, not too many men suffer from this unfortunate tradeoff – only 1.4 percent of men who ...

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1 In Every 4 Drug Overdoses Are From Heroin, Study Shows

Opioids are still, it appears, the prime killer drugs in the United States. A recent report released by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention shows that almost 25% of all drug overdoses in the year 2015 were caused by Heroin, CNN reports. In contrast, only 6% of all overdoses in 1999 were related to Heroin. The report released on ...

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Psoriasis Cure: New Treatment Drug For Adults Given FDA Approval

Psoriasis can be quite persistent as it is a great cause of emotional distress for those who suffer with it. And, just like with most skin condition, not everyone fits the same mold when it comes to the right treatment that works. That is why a new form of treatment that promises results is always a welcome development. The U.S. ...

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FDA Approves Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Will Cost Patients $89,000

While available for several years outside the United States, a drug used to treat an unusual form of muscular dystrophy was approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this week. However, the cost for the medicine could make you sick. A USA Today report reveals the drug, a steroid known as deflazacort, will cost patients a whopping ...

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Is Donald Trump’s Hair Growth Drug Finasteride Effective?

Earlier this week, reports of President Donald Trump’s hair growth secret spread like wildfire. While others preferred to discuss hot-button political issues regarding Trump’s policies as the newly-elected president of the United States, reports regarding the medication he takes to maintain a well-coiffed head of hair were also very much in the news. But is finasteride really effective in dealing ...

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Safe Injection Sites: Seattle Opening Facilities Where Drug Addicts Can Use Illegal Drugs

Two safe injection sites for drug users will open in Washington state. The sites, to be located in the Seattle area, will be the first of their kind in the United States. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the idea for the safe injection sites on Friday as part of an effort to slow the ...

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Are Rose Hips Nature’s Wonder Drug?

Rose hips can grow just about anywhere and boast a plethora of medicinal benefits. The rose hip, also referred to as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of a rose. The plant, which grows up to 10 feet tall, was showcased on an episode of Alaska: The Last Frontier. The Kilcher clan harvested wild rose hips growing on ...

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