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Episode 391: The Anti-Addiction Pill That's Big Business For Drug Dealers

There's a pill called Suboxone that treats addiction to heroin and pain pills like oxycontin. Doctors and addicts say it's amazing.<p>"It was the best thing that ever happened," one heroin addict told us. "I was like OH. MY. LORD. This is a miracle pill."<p>The government spent tens of millions of …

'Just flooding us': Tenn. spike in drug-dependent newborns is warning to nation

On an average day, neonatal nurse practitioner Carla Saunders faces two dozen babies born hooked on drugs, infants so sick with the pain of withdrawal that they cry nonstop, claw their faces and writhe in agony at the sound of a voice or the touch of hand. But that’s just the average.<p>“Today, it may …

Can a Book End Addiction for Good?

At first glance, <i>Ending Addiction For Good: The Groundbreaking, Holistic, Evidence-Based Way to Transform Your Life</i>, by Cliffside Treatment Center founder and CEO Richard Taite and Cliffside's addiction researcher, Dr. Constance Scharff, didn't look like a book that I'd get behind. The authors don't …

War on illegal drugs failing, medical researchers warn

<b>Illegal drugs are now cheaper and purer globally than at any time over the last 20 years, a report has warned.</b><p>The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy said its report suggested the war on drugs had failed.<p>The report, published in the British Medical Journal Open, looked at data from …

Kettlebell Training: What You Need To Know

<i>By Joe Vennare for U.S. News Health</i><p>Did someone say kettleball?<p>It's kettle<i>bell</i> to be precise, and it's all the rage nowadays. Originally a counter-weight on Russian farms, kettlebells have managed to make the move from underground strength training equipment to mainstream muscle builder.<p>Thanks in …

Antibiotics Have Gone From Wonder Drugs to Wonder-If-They'll-Work Drugs

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 and its first use in the 1930s and 1940s, millions of lives have been saved from streptococcal and staphylococcal infections as well as syphilis and other deadly infections.<p>But in some senses, we have killed the goose that laid the golden egg. We have …

Chronic Illness and Insomnia

Coping with a chronic illness or health condition can be stressful. Nearly all chronic illness results in some level of disruption to "normal" daily life and routines.<p>Another all-too frequent problem for people with chronic health problems? Poor and insufficient sleep. The sleep problems associated …

Universities warned of 'explosion' in use of smart drugs

Students at some of Britain’s top universities are putting their health at risk amid an “explosion” in the availability of illicit smart drugs, an investigation has found.<p>As many as a quarter of students at leading institutions may have experimented with Modafinil – a prescription drug intended to …

Flesh-rotting 'krokodil' drug emerges in USA

Two cases in Arizona are the first involving caustic, heroin-like IV drug that originated in Russia.<p>A powerful heroin-like drug that rots flesh and bone has made its first reported appearance in the United States, an Arizona health official says.<p>Known on the street as "krokodil," the caustic …