Tag: drugs

Some opioid addiction drugs harder to start than others, study finds

Image License Photo: FDA 14 NOV 17 19:19 ET By Nadia Kounang, CNN (CNN) — The first large head-to-head comparison of two opioid addiction medications found that, although they were equally effective in getting people off of high levels of opioids, users had a significantly more difficult time starting a regimen of naltrexone, compared with buprenorphine. Buprenorphine is commonly known by the the brand name Suboxone, and naltrexone is sold under the brand name Vivitrol. The study, published Tuesday in the┬áLancet, looked at 570 patients with opioid addiction at eight inpatient treatment centers across the country for 24 weeks....

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Kratom has ‘deadly risks,’ FDA warns

Image License Photo: Jessica Mullen / CC BY 2.0 License Link 14 NOV 17 15:42 ET By Nadia Kounang and Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — The Food and Drug Administration dealt another blow Tuesday to supporters of kratom, warning about “deadly risks” associated with the botanical supplement often used to treat pain, anxiety and depression. Kratom also has opioid-like effects — at low doses, it acts like a stimulant; at higher doses, it sedates, dulling pain — which has also made it popular as an over-the-counter remedy for opioid withdrawal. “It’s very troubling to the FDA that patients believe...

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Laredo High Speed Chase ends in Crash and Drug Bust

LAREDO — Two men in Laredo end up behind bars following a high speed chase. 24-year-old, Eduardo Davila and a 16-year-old minor were arrested after police tried to pull over the driver at the intersection of Calton Road and McPherson Rd. The driver then led police on a pursuit that ended with the Nissan vehicle crashing Into a light post near a cemetery located at the corner of San Jose and Mcpherson. The chase coming to an end on the 400 block of Guerrero Street. Inside the vehicle, police found over 1,400 pounds of marijuana. Both suspects were charged...

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Brownsville Police arrest one man for selling drugs

Brownsville (KFXV) – Police arrest one man for selling drugs. According to narcotics officers, a house is searched on the 100 block of McDavitt Boulevard, after receiving a tip that drugs were being sold out of the home. Agents found over nine pounds of marijuana, and more than 37 grams of cocaine. Police arrested 30-year-old, Carlos Alberto Moreno after he took responsibility for the drugs. Moreno now faces charges of possession of marijuana, and manufacture and delivery of a controlled...

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Over $201,000 worth of Drugs Seized at International Bridge

Pharr (KFXV) — Over $201,000 worth of drugs are seized at the international bridge. Customs and Border Protection Agents seized 26 pounds of cocaine in 11 packages at the Pharr International Bridge after running a secondary inspection on a 2010 Jeep Compass. The vehicle was driven by 19-year-old male from Alamo. Agents seized the narcotics along with the vehicle, arrested the driver, and turned him over to the custody of Homeland Security for further...

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