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Drug Abuse and Addiction Easy-to-Read Facts

11/17/2014
01:02 | Author: Alex Watson

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Drug Abuse and Addiction Easy-to-Read Facts

Easy-to-read information about the effects of commonly abused drugs, drug addiction, and drug addiction recovery and treatment.

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National Drug Facts Week NIDA for Teens

9/16/2014
01:56 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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National Drug Facts Week NIDA for Teens

"National Drug Facts Week (NDFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. Through.

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National Drug Facts Week SM (NDFW) is a national health observance for teens to promote local events that use NIDA science to shatter the myths about drugs. This online guide gives you everything you need to plan, promote, and host your NDFW event.

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Pentobarbital medical facts from

7/15/2014
03:34 | Author: Emily Peterson

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Pentobarbital medical facts from

Pentobarbital is in a group of drugs called barbiturates (bar-BIT-chur-ates). Pentobarbital slows the activity of your brain and nervous system. Pentobarbital is.

Oral capsules or elixir: 100 mg orally at bedtime. Rectal suppository: 120 to 200 mg rectally. Injection: 100 to 200 mg IM or IV.

problems with memory or concentration;

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

l your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:

Usual Adult Dose for Insomnia:

Approval History Calendar Drug history at FDA.

other seizure medications such as divalproex (Depakote), phenytoin (Dilantin), or valproic acid (Depakene);

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to pentobarbital, or if you have porphyria (a genetic enzyme disorder that causes symptoms affecting the skin or nervous system).

CSA Schedule M Multiple: 2,3.

Older adults may be more likely to have side effects from this medication.

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Hydromorphone (oral) medical facts from

5/14/2014
05:32 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others.

Usual Adult Dose for Pain:

Doses should be titrated to appropriate analgesic effects while minimizing adverse effects. When changing routes of administration, it should be noted that oral doses are less than one-half as effective as parenteral doses. Oral doses may be only one fifth as effective as parenteral doses. Recommended dose: Oral liquid: 2.5 to 10 mL every 3 to 6 hours, increasing gradually Oral tablets: 2 to 4 mg every 4 to 6 hours, increasing gradually Chronic pain: Oral: Patients taking opioids chronically may become tolerant and require doses higher than the usual dosage range to maintain the desired effect.

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Facts Drug Policy Alliance

3/13/2014
07:50 | Author: Alex Watson

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Facts Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance researches and compiles information about drugs and the war on drugs, because we know evidence is the foundation of sound policy.

The drug war does not negate your constitutional protections -- though it can sometimes seem that way.

You can help promote drug policies based on science, compassion, health, and human rights.

What would drug policies grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights look like?

Get reliable information about commonly used drugs, from physical effects to policies.

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The Drug Policy Alliance researches and compiles information about drugs and the war on drugs, because we know evidence is the foundation of sound policy.

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The statistics add up to one clear conclusion: the war on drugs is a failure.

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