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IMAGING Management

Substance Abuse Reduces Brain Volume in Women

2015 14 Jul

A brain imaging study published in the journal Radiology reveals that stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women. Researchers found that brain structures involved in learning, reward and executive control showed vast changes even after a prolonged period of abstinence from drug use.   The study, led by Jody Tanabe, MD, professor... Read more

Pharmacy Management

FDA Approves New Opioid Hysingla ER

2014 21 Nov

The FDA has approved a new opioid with properties that make it difficult to abuse. Hysingla ER (hydrocodone bitartrate) is an extended-release opioid analgesic which is designed to treat severe pain that requires around-the-clock, long-term treatment. Drug overdose is a major problem in the US and deaths from overdosing have been rising consistently over... Read more