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Stimulants

October 27, 2020
In a study to better understand how drugs of abuse, such as cocaine, form cellular memories that fuel compulsive behaviors, researchers say they have found a surprising culprit: astrocytes, a part of…
October 16, 2020
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday announced that it has seized 893 pounds of cocaine, 13 pounds of heroin and 2,224 pounds of crystal meth—the largest domestic seizure of crystal meth in U…
October 08, 2020
Cocaine overdose deaths in the United States nearly tripled between 2013 and 2018, according to data published this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
September 24, 2020
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced that it will conduct a virtual public meeting on patient-focused drug development (PFDD) for stimulant use disorder, and the administration is…
July 14, 2020
An analysis of more than 500,000 urine drug test results for non-prescribed fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine before and after COVID-19 was declared a national emergency on March 13 found…
May 28, 2020
A synthetic molecule developed by researchers at Duke University has shown the ability to selectively dampen physiological rewards of cocaine in mice, according to research published in the journal…
October 29, 2019
With some patterns of opioid use declining and stimulant use re-emerging in many communities, Daniel Ciccarone, MD, MPH, still would prefer that the field avoid identifying the next drug crisis by…
September 19, 2019
Methamphetamine's resurgence has refocused attention to the needs of a group of users for whom meth use and compulsive sexual behavior become intertwined. At this November's Cocaine, Meth &…
September 13, 2019
Newly published research highlights serious medical outcomes associated with misuse of prescription stimulants, with administration of the drugs by injection associated with the most adverse effects.
July 25, 2019
At last year's inaugural Cocaine, Meth & Stimulant Summit, University of Kentucky Professor Craig R. Rush, PhD, offered a sobering projection of how long it might take to see a viable medication…
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