WEDNESDAY, July 14, 2021 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that demonstrates methamphetamine’s power to destroy the human heart, new research shows hospitalizations for heart failure related to the illicit drug have soared by 585% in California. “Our study results should bring urgent attention to this insidious, yet rapidly growing,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Methamphetamine users are at increased risk for physical and mental health problems as well as other substance use disorders, new research shows. Meth is an illegal and highly addictive stimulant drug that can harm organs such as the heart, lungs, liver and neurologicalContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, April 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The Biden administration has eased guidelines for prescribing a crucial addiction treatment drug, just as a new study reveals one in five U.S. pharmacies refuses to dispense the medication, called buprenorphine. “Buprenorphine is a vital, lifesaving medication for people with opioid use disorder,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Seizures of illegal drugs fell sharply in the United States during early COVID-19 lockdowns, but spiked once stay-at-home orders eased. Researchers studied seizures of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl in five locations between March 2019 (a year before the pandemic began inContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Philadelphia is seeing a surge in overdose fatalities involving heroin and/or fentanyl plus an animal tranquilizer not approved for human use, according to a new study. The tranquilizer — called xylazine — is a non-opioid sedative and painkiller approved by the U.S. FoodContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Deaths from overdoses of methamphetamine are rising across the United States, especially among Blacks and American Indians/Alaska Natives, a new study warns. “While much attention is focused on the opioid crisis, a methamphetamine crisis has been quietly, but actively, gaining steam — particularlyContinue Reading