Category addiction medicine

Violation of MCI’s code of ethics by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP)

The matter with regard to violation of MCI’s code of ethics by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP). The Medical Council of India noted the following recommendations of the Executive Committee:- “The Executive Committee considered the matter alongwith opinion of the Law Officer and the Committee accepted the legal opinion. The Committee also considered the […]

controlled drugs

The Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 divide Controlled Drugs (CDs) into five schedules corresponding to their therapeutic usefulness and misuse potential. A number of changes affecting the prescribing, record keeping and destruction of CDs have been introduced as a result of amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. The Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management […]

drug laws

Although we think of some drugs being legal, and others being illegal, many drugs are somewhere in between. Some substances are legal, but there are laws restricting their use or sale. Others are illegal to use, possess or produce. New psychoactive substances (synthetics) – including synthetic cannabis A range of terms have been used to […]

Prescription Drug Charges

Prescription drug abuse is a high priority for local and federal law enforcement. Because prescription drug overdose is the leading cause  of accidental death in the United States, officials are taking prescription drug crimes more seriously now than ever. This means if you are caught with a prescription drug charge, you could be facing serious […]

difference between inpatient and day clinic therapy for depression

  In a pilot study, German researchers investigated whether inpatient treatment of depression is more successful than treatment in a day clinic. However, no significant differences were found, they report in “Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics”. The study, carried out by the University of Heidelberg, involved 44 patients with major symptoms of depression. They were randomised to […]

classification of psychotropic drugs

Psychoactive Drugs Mood-altering drugs—also called psychoactive drugs—are drugs that can change or affect the way a person thinks, feels, or acts. These drugs usually have physical effects as well, but what sets them apart from other drugs is that they work on the mind and the senses. Most of these drugs work on the central […]

benzodiazepine addication

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ Anxiolytics and sedatives (hypnotics) include benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and related drugs. High doses can cause stupor and respiratory depression, which is managed with intubation and mechanical ventilation. Chronic users may have a withdrawal syndrome of agitation and seizures, so dependence is managed by slow tapering with or without substitution […]