Ecstasy-like drugs might relieve social difficulties in autism

Ecstasy-like drugs might relieve social difficulties in autism

Mouse studies hint that social difficulties in autism might be caused by faulty serotonin signalling in the brain and can be helped with serotonin-boosting drugs An ecstasy-like drug has been tested on mice that display autism-like behaviourEdd Westmacott/Alamy By Alice Klein Mimicking the effects of the drug ecstasy seems to restore normal social behaviour in […]

Police Chief Stole Drugs from Evidence Locker and Then Fatally Overdosed on Them

Police Chief Stole Drugs from Evidence Locker and Then Fatally Overdosed on Them

Spread the love      Tweet    Kirkersville, OH — Illustrating just how large of a grip the opioid epidemic currently has on the United States, the police chief of an Ohio police department has overdosed on fentanyl that he stole from the department’s evidence locker. Kirkersville Police Chief James Hughes Jr., 35, was found unresponsive […]

A Second Manufacturer Just Told Nevada Not to Use its Drugs for Executions

Another pharmaceutical company doesn’t want Nevada to use its drug to execute Scott Dozier. On Monday, a district judge approved a motion filed by Hikma, the manufacturer of the powerful opioid fentanyl, to join the lawsuit filed by Alvogen, the maker of the controversial sedative midazolam. Midazolam has been blamed for several botched executions in the past and […]

No drugs in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

No drugs in U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain's body when he died: prosecutor

(This version of the June 22 story was corrected to show traces of alcohol, medicines were found) FILE PHOTO: Chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain arrives at the 65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, who killed […]

STUDY: Over 30% of All ‘FDA-Approved’ Drugs Have Grave and Deadly Side Effects

STUDY: Over 30% of All ‘FDA-Approved’ Drugs Have Grave and Deadly Side Effects

Close to one-third of drugs approved by the FDA are found to have safety problems, according to a research report from The Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA’s report stated that these safety issues, known as “postmarket safety events,” are “common after FDA approval, highlighting the importance of continuous monitoring of the safety of […]