Beth M Seabolt

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I'm the Girl Who Clawed Her Own Eyes Out. This Is My Story.

Twenty-year-old Kaylee Muthart speaks out for the first time since the incident that made national news.<p>Just over a month ago, I could see. Or maybe I should put it this way: I had both my eyes, but they didn't help me notice how dangerous my life had become.<p>Then, on February 6, my world went black.<p>…

Methamphetamine seized in Sydney drug bust

Cape Bretoners are being warned that a potentially lethal drug could be on the streets.<p>Cape Breton Regional Police and the RCMP integrated street …

Crime

Looking under the hood: How brain science informs addiction treatment

As a neuroscientist I have been trained to think in a certain way, almost like a car mechanic, who “looks under the hood” at the brains of laboratory …

Big Pharma is taking advantage of patent law to keep OxyContin from ever dying

The US opioid epidemic seems to many to have come out of nowhere, and there’s been much finger-pointing in recent years about how this state of affairs came to be. Some have argued that inadequate mental healthcare is to blame. Others have postulated that doctors were naively over prescribing them …

Patent Law

Study Finds Competing Opioid Treatments Have Similar Outcomes

WASHINGTON — A long-awaited study has found that two of the main medications for treating opioid addiction are similarly effective, a finding likely to intensify the hard-fought competition between drugmakers seeking to dominate the rapidly expanding opioid treatment market.<p>The study, funded by the …

Feds Prepare For A New War On Kratom, An Herbal Drug Many Swear By

More than a year after backtracking on plans to ram through a ban on the herbal supplement kratom, federal authorities once again appear to be …

Medicine

FDA approves an electrical device to help ease opioid withdrawal

The NSS-2 Bridge is a wearable cranial nerve stimulator.<p>Amid an epidemic of opioid addiction, doctors are looking for ways to help people wean themselves off of the drugs, but withdrawal symptoms are a major hurdle. Innovative Health Solutions says its NSS-2 Bridge is a "percutaneous nerve field …

A new study found a big problem with a popular opioid addiction medication

A long-awaited study compared two opioid addiction treatments. There’s good and bad news.<p>With the death toll of America’s opioid epidemic now in the tens of thousands every year, one of the most pressing public health questions facing the nation today is how to treat the addiction that leads people …