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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Drug’

Jessica Alba Talks About Her Addiction and Drug of Choice

Jessica Alba claims she is addicted to acting. In fact, she calls the profession her “drug.” It’s plain to see in the trailer for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which premieres in August, that she is indeed high on her sultry role. “It’s been liberating to be able to play someone who’s a badass or promiscuous because that’s …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: It’s a Thing

Coffee addicts, listen up! Caffeine has now been categorized as a drug in the DSM-5. Need help quitting? That may be coming soon, according to Yahoo. “Caffeine is a drug, a mild stimulant which is used by almost everybody on a daily basis,” said Charles O’Brien, chair of the Substance-Related Disorders Work Group. “Normally, there’s no problem with that. But …

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Krokodil Confirmed as Flesh-eating Drug in Mexico

Mexican health authorities have confirmed a homemade drug, better known as “the poor man’s heroin,” to be a flesh-eating substance. In December, a teenage girl was hospitalized in Mexico after injecting Krokodil (Desomorphine) into her genitals. The 17-year-old Texas-native experienced what appeared to be green and flakey skin. Doctors at first assumed her condition was related to a STD outbreak, but …

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FDA Approves New HIV Drug, Tivicay

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week approved a new drug for the treatment of HIV. Called Tivicay, the drug is an integrase strand transfer inhibitor. In other words, it inhibits HIV by blocking an enzyme necessary for its growth. When taken daily with other antiretroviral drugs, it can reduce viral loads in patients with HIV. “HIV-infected individuals …

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Rapper Overdose Confirmed by Medical Examiner

Chris Kelly of the rap group Kriss Kross died of a drug overdose, a medical office investigator told the Associated Press on Monday. The 90’s musician died on May 1 from a mixture of drugs, confirmed Betty Honey from the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office in Atlanta. The office did not release information about the type of drugs found in …

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