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Myths about willpower and moral weakness prevent people with opioid use disorder from receiving effective medications such as methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone

The most effective scientific treatment for opioid use disorder is medication. Methadone and buprenorphine prevent cravings and other withdrawal symptoms, while naltrexone works by blocking the effects of opioids. Despite abundant research showing that these drugs reduce the risk of relapse and overdose, many people, regardless of their relationship to opioids or the people who …

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A drug to prevent suicide associated with bipolar depression

A drug to prevent suicide associated with bipolar depression – ISRAEL21c

Every second of every day, someone in the world attempts suicide. NRx Pharmaceuticals is developing a drug for people whose suicidal thoughts stem from bipolar depression, the low mood phase associated with the severe mood swings of bipolar disorder. If clinical trials proceed as planned, the company hopes to bring the drug to market in …

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Multivitamins help prevent memory loss, according to a major study

Hiroshi Watanabe/Getty Multivitamins have dropped a lot of scrutiny in recent years, as numerous studies have failed to confirm that they protect against cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or other common ailments. In fact, the medical community is divided on whether or not to take them. Some doctors state that healthy adults who eat a relatively …

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