Designer drug “Pink” temporarily banned across America

With at least 46 confirmed deaths across several American states, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily banned the synthetic drug “Pink”. Known as U-47700 in the medical community, the drug was legal in most of the U.S. states, including Arizona. With the ban on Pink, the drug will now be categorized under Schedule I..

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Painkiller abuse in teenage predicts drug abuse during adulthood: Study

Teenage, marked by important changes in one’s life, is also the phase when children are under an overwhelming pressure, be it parental, social, academic or work-related. Thus, it is obvious for teens to encounter conditions that might make them feel worried and affect their mental health. While some teenagers take these changes in their stride..

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Prescription drugs: a transition from use to abuse, addiction, and overdose

Prescription drugs are an everyday affair for many Americans. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 60 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug. However, the irony is that many are steadily abusing these drugs. According to the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2000-2014, published by the Centers for..

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Prescription drugs and psychosomatic illness

In March 2015, by all appearances, pilot Andrea Lubitz deliberately slammed Germanwings flight 479525 into the French Alps killing all 150 passengers and crew. Following the crash, the German police searched Lubitz’s home. According to local newspaper Die Welt, authorities found clear evidence that Lubitz suffered from a psychosomatic illness. The investigators discovered multiple prescriptions..

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