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Acupuncture better than drugs alone for osteoarthritis of the knee
Acupuncture, as a complementary therapy to drug treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee, is more effective than drug treatment alone, find researchers from Spain in this week's BMJ. (2004-11-18)

Transmission of drug-resistant HIV-1
Drug-resistant forms of HIV can be spread between individuals who have not received anti-retroviral treatment, according to Professor Deenan Pillay from University College, London and the Health Protection Agency, speaking at the Society for General Microbiology meeting at Harrogate Monday, March 30. (2009-03-29)

Response to first drug treatment may signal likelihood of future seizures in people with epilepsy
How well people with newly diagnosed epilepsy respond to their first drug treatment, may signal the likelihood that they will continue to have uncontrolled seizures according to University of Melbourne Chair of Neurology Professor Patrick Kwan. (2012-05-09)

Low dose treatment for parasitic infection is effective but still unaffordable
Half the world's cases of a serious parasitic infection (visceral leishmaniasis) occur in India, but effective drugs remain prohibitively expensive. Yet researchers in this week's BMJ find that a short course, low dose treatment is effective and could make the drug more affordable. (2001-08-23)

Favorable outcomes linked to treatment compliance
A study assessing patient outcomes following treatment for cocaine dependence found that long-term outcome was related to the severity of their drug problem and to their compliance with treatment regimens. (2002-11-04)

Methotrexate treatment for rheumatoid arthritis effective the second time
A second course of methotrexate, the most commonly used drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis, is effective in nearly half of studied patients for whom a previous treatment with the drug was ineffective. These are the results of a study published today in Arthritis Research and Therapy, which also shows that a second treatment with methotrexate is particularly effective in patients who were given low dose methotrexate in their first treatment. (2006-02-23)

Drug treatment seekers more likely to use needle exchange
In an examination of the connection between Baltimore City's needle exchange program and drug treatment programs, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that individuals who enter treatment programs for drug addiction were more likely to be HIV-positive females who use Baltimore City needle exchange programs. (2007-01-18)

Drug addiction treatment sees drop in success rate
The proportion of drug users who completed treatment for drug addiction decreased between 1998 and 2002, although the overall number of drug users who entered treatment increased. A British study of the outcome of treatment for drug addiction, published today in the open access journal BMC Public Health, also reveals that drug users were more likely to drop out of treatment if they had been coerced into it by the criminal justice system. (2006-08-10)

Study finds combination therapy successful for treating depression
Depression is common among opiate users and may serve as a trigger for high-risk drug injection practices, continued drug use, and relapse. Research has shown that individuals with co-occurring depression and substance use are less likely to complete treatment and have poorer prognoses after traditional treatment. However, scientists at the Brown University School of Medicine demonstrated that multisession, combination antidepressant therapy successfully reduced depression in active injection drug users. (2004-05-03)

Potential new treatment for cocaine addiction
A team of researchers led by Cardiff University has discovered a promising new drug treatment for cocaine addiction. (2016-08-31)

NIDA to host two-day conference in September
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will host a two-day conference, (2003-04-02)

Residential addiction treatment demonstrates economic benefits
A study in Washington State found that benefits of residential drug abuse treatment far exceed its costs. (2002-11-04)

Aggressive drug therapy aids superbug evolution
New research raises troubling concerns about the use of aggressive drug therapies to treat a wide range of diseases such as MRSA, C. difficile, malaria and even cancer. (2011-08-03)

Making medications safer for newborns
Although new drugs must be shown to be both safe and effective for approval by the Food and Drug Administration, sick newborns receive most of their drug treatment off-label and without the evidence provided for adults and older children. A new editorial looks at the challenges of performing clinical trials in newborns, from the reluctance of parents to enroll their infants to the lack of experience of pediatricians and neonatologists in conducting clinical research. (2016-10-04)

Integrated medical/substance abuse treatment increase odds patients continue treatment
Substance abusers given required medical care, integrated with substance abuse treatment are more likely to enter outpatient drug treatment programs upon completion of hospitalization than substance abusers who did not. (2002-06-27)

First and only therapeutic drug for ALK-positive lung cancer approved
FDA approves the drug crizotinib for use with a subset of lung cancer patients known as ALK-positive -- a (2011-08-31)

'Imperfect drug penetration' speeds pathogens' resistance, study finds
Prescribing patients two or more drugs that do not reach the same parts of the body could accelerate a pathogen's resistance to all of the drugs being used in treatment, according to new research published today. The research finds that in instances of 'imperfect drug penetration,' a pathogen can develop resistance one drug at a time. The results have implications for doctors and other health professionals considering which drug combinations to prescribe. (2015-05-18)

Garlic chemical tablet treats diabetes 1 and 2
A drug based on a chemical found in garlic can treat diabetes types 1 and 2 when taken as a tablet, a study in the new Royal Society of Chemistry journal Metallomics says. (2008-11-19)

NDRI receives Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation grant
NDRI announces the receipt of a starter grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to support the implementation and evaluation of a training program on the hepatitis C virus for clinical and non-clinical staff in five New York City outpatient drug treatment programs. NDRI investigators have been active in the development of evidence-based training programs intended to enhance the services delivered in drug treatment programs. (2006-08-31)

New drug that can prevent the drug resistance and adverse effects
A research team in Korea is garnering attention for having developed an anticancer drug that could potentially prevent drug resistance. The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a team of researchers led by Dr. Kwang-meyung Kim at the Theragnosis research center successfully developed a cancer-specific anticancer drug precursor that can prevent the drug resistance. (2020-10-21)

Three Steps Keep Drug Offenders Cleaner And Out Of Prison
In a study of 448 drug-involved inmates releases from Delaware's Gander Hill prison, a model three-step treatment program helped 77 pecent avoid arrest for at least 18 months, while 47 percent remained drug free, University of Delaware researchers report in today's Journal of Drug Issuses. (1997-06-25)

New drug abuse treatment shows promise
Patients who receive buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction in an office-based setting are more likely than those receiving methadone treatment to be young men, new to drug use, and with no history of methadone treatment, Yale School of Medicine researchers report in a study published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence. (2005-06-28)

High rates of drug-resistant TB among UK prisoners
UK prisoners are significantly more likely to have drug-resistant TB than other people with the disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. (2010-03-15)

Unconventional treatment strategy controls -- rather than eradicates -- cancer
Can we learn to live with--rather than kill--cancer? A new study suggests that frequent, low-dose chemotherapy that keeps tumor growth under control may be more effective than standard high-dose chemotherapy that seeks to eradicate cancer cells completely. (2016-02-24)

Complex medication regimens are common & sometimes dangerous in patients with lung disease
Patients with interstitial lung disease -- a group of disorders causing progressive scarring of lung tissue -- are often prescribed various medications that specifically target their disease and others that treat their symptoms. A new Respirology study found that patients often experience significant burden associated with the treatment and management of their illness, and some are at risk of experiencing drug-disease interactions, or adverse outcomes that arise after receiving a drug that exacerbates their disease. (2019-02-21)

Measuring how arthritis patients respond to a common treatment
A new assay accurately measures how arthritis patients respond to treatment with the arthritis drug adalimumab, a finding that highlights potential strategies for predicting the drug's effectiveness in patients. (2019-01-30)

Asia must tackle HIV in injecting drug users
Asian countries must adopt strategies to slow the spread of HIV among injecting drug users, urge researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-09-23)

Head start for migraine sufferers
For severe migraine sufferers, psychological treatments build on the benefits of drug therapy, according to a new study by Elizabeth Seng and Dr. Kenneth Holroyd from Ohio University in the US. Their comparison of the effects of various treatment combinations for severe migraine -- drug therapy with or without behavioral management -- shows that those patients receiving the behavioral management program alongside drug therapy are significantly more confident in their ability to use behavioral skills to effectively self-manage migraines. (2010-09-02)

University of Cincinnati research unveils possible new combo therapy for head and neck cancer
Researchers at the University of Cincinnati have tested a new combination therapy in animal models to see if they could find a way to make an already effective treatment even better. Since they're using a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug to do it, this could help people sooner than later. (2021-01-22)

Opioid use may affect treatment for alcohol dependence
New research indicates that opioid misuse and the use of cannabis and other drugs may compromise the effectiveness of treatments for alcohol use disorder. (2018-06-06)

Transplant rejection drug holds promise for inflammatory eye disease
The immunosuppressive drug mycophenolate mofetil, used to prevent rejection of transplanted hearts, kidneys and livers, may also be effective in controlling inflammatory eye diseases, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins' Wilmer Eye Institute. (2005-09-02)

Health care providers should be prepared for high prevalence of co-occurring disorders
People who have major mental illnesses often have co-occurring substance abuse disorders. Conversely, individuals with substance abuse disorders often have co-occurring psychiatric disorders. But are the substance abuse problems of patients with major mental illnesses less severe than those of patients in substance abuse treatment? Are the psychiatric disorders of patients receiving substance abuse treatment less severe than those of psychiatric patients? NIDA-funded scientists conducted a study that addressed these questions. (2004-05-03)

Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response
Why do people respond differently to the same drug? For the first time, researchers have untangled genetic and environmental factors related to drug reactions, bringing us a step closer to predicting how a drug will affect us. (2014-04-10)

First results of male osteoporosis treatment study
A drug used for treatment of osteoporosis in women has been shown to also be effective in men. The first-ever treatment study for male osteoporosis shows positive results for men of all ages, says the Oregon Health Sciences University researcher who led the study. (1999-10-01)

Response to first drug treatment may signal likelihood of future seizures in people with epilepsy
How well people with newly diagnosed epilepsy respond to their first drug treatment may signal the likelihood that they will continue to have more seizures, according to a study published in the May 9, 2012, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2012-05-09)

NIDA, CSAT, CDC sponsor conference on drug use, HIV and hepatitis
A conference, (2000-02-21)

Treatment outcomes highlight dangers of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
In a retrospective study of 174 tuberculosis patients treated at National Jewish Health (formerly National Jewish Medical and Research Center), patients with extensively-drug-resistant tuberculosis were almost eight times as likely to die as patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. National Jewish Health is a national referral center for the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis. The study highlights the need for optimal management of multidrug resistant cases to prevent the progression to XDR-TB. (2008-08-06)

Random drug testing in schools is unworkable
Random drug testing in schools is unworkable because schools could not satisfy government criteria for introducing new screening programmes, claims a public health expert in this week's BMJ. (2004-03-11)

Resistance developing in drug treatment for tropical skin disease
Dermal leishmaniasis is an ulcerous skin disease caused by a tropical parasite, all forms of which can be treated with the drug miltefosine. Researchers from the National Institute of Pathology, Indian Council of Medical Research and Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi studied the responses of 86 patients treated with miltefosine over 18 months that indicated a developing parasitic resistance to the drug, supporting a growing evidence base showing the rise of miltefosine resistance. (2015-10-22)

Early promise for new antimalarial drug
Preliminary results of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET suggest that there may be a new treatment option for people who have become resistant to conventional treatments for malaria. (2002-12-12)

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