FDA Approves First Over-the-Counter Naloxone Nasal Spray
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Narcan, 4 milligram (mg) naloxone hydrochloride nasal spray for over-the-counter (OTC), nonprescription, use – the first naloxone product approved for use without a prescription. Naloxone is a medication that rapidly reverses the effects of opioid overdose and is the standard treatment for opioid overdose. Today’s action paves the way for the life-saving medication to reverse an opioid overdose to be sold directly to consumers in places like drug stores, convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations, as well as online.
Yes, it is about time. Speaking of time, ODs among people 65 or older have been on the rise since 2000. According to a study published by JAMA:
Biosynthesis is being applied to hemp to increase its potential to produce other compounds besides THC and CBD, such as Cannabigerol (CBG) and Cannibinol (CBN):
Opioid prescriptions for those 65-or-older appear to be linked in some way to greater than normal reductions in cognitive functioning due to aging. This raises the possibility that substituting cannabinoids for opioids for pain relief might pose a remedy:
Research done at the University of Oregon shows nematode worms’ cannabinoid systems cause them to respond to food the same as humans:
Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan intend to test the use of CBD for pain relief for injured dogs.
Fido needs his medical card too, I always say. A million times I’ve gone on long walks with the guy and he could never partake with me. But he’d chew and eat on bits and pieces of grass on our walk while his daddy would smoke his.
P.S. I think our good buddy Duncan has been surfing out on Wall Street comment sections . . . his personality is noticeable, or there are two of him.
Genetics plays a role in opioid addictions:
Shocker. Well, it fits with what we know already. A strong (stronger than I was willing to admit) genetic link, but requires some trauma coupled with exposure to drugs to trigger the addiction. Pretty much the same for everything.
Modified or altered ibogaine molecules were tested in mice and showed reductions in addiction and depression symptoms:
Psilocybin works by binding more strongly than serotonin to the 5-HT(2A)R serotonin receptor:
Australian researchers surveyed 3,148 medicinal marijuana patients to get their assessments of the herb’s overall effectiveness with responses showing significant improvements in quality of life:
The biology of heroin withdrawal symptoms has been revealed by researchers in South Carolina. Withdrawal is a motivator in drug seeking behavior. Eliminating it stops one link in the chain of events to heroin’s continued use:
Researchers in Bangkok, Thailand have developed an edible coating made from encapsulated CBD that can preserve freshness in strawberries: