HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Sept. 20, 2006

n@unizar.es">cnerin@unizar.es


ARTICLE #5 EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE AT 9 A.M., SEPT. 25, 2006

New medications are battling substance abuse and addiction

Chemical & Engineering News

The number of medications for treating addictions - one of the nation's most serious public health problems - has nearly doubled in recent years, along with a gradually expanding public willingness to use medication-based therapy, according to an article in the Sept. 25 issue of the ACS weekly news magazine, Chemical & Engineering News.

With September designated as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month, C&EN showcases the new pharmacotherapies, including the first new non-nicotine treatment for cigarette smokers in almost a decade. Written by senior correspondent Ann M. Thayer, the article also discusses new products for opioid abuse and alcohol dependence.

Thayer notes that addictions once were regarded largely as weaknesses in character or will. A better scientific understanding of addiction is slowly changing that mindset and leading to a wider exploration of medication-based treatments. Thayer points out, however, that most people with substance dependence or abuse problems do not get treatment of any kind, including behavioral therapies that can be effective.

With growing recognition that addiction disorders are chronic, relapsing diseases, pharmaceutical companies increasingly are viewing addiction as a target for drug development, the article indicates. Although only about 10 products are on the market, more than 30 other new pharmacotherapies are in various stages of development for alcohol, narcotic and nicotine dependences.

ARTICLE #5

"Drugs fight addictions: A better understanding of the mechanisms of drug and alcohol dependence is helping to further development and use of pharmacotherapies against additions"

FOR FULL TEXT CONTACT:

Michael Bernstein
ACS News Servi
'"/>

Contact: Michael Woods
m_woods@acs.org
202-872-4400
American Chemical Society
25-Sep-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related biology news :

1. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 23, 2007
2. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 16, 2007
3. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 9, 2007
4. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 2, 2007
5. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 25, 2007
6. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 18, 2007
7. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- April 11, 2007
8. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 28, 2007
9. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March 21, 2007
10. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- March. 14, 2007
11. ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- Feb. 21, 2007

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/4/2017)... Oct. 4, 2017  GCE Solutions, a global clinical research organization ... document anonymization solution on October 4, 2017. Shadow is designed to ... comply with policy 0070 of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in ... ... ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... June 30, 2017 Today, American Trucking ... supplier of face and eye tracking software, became ... provider program. "Artificial intelligence and ... to monitor a driver,s attentiveness levels while on ... able to detect fatigue and prevent potential accidents, ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ), ... and identity verification solutions, announced today they will participate ... May 15 thru May 17, 2017, in ... Trade Center. Identity impacts the lives ... today,s quickly evolving digital world, defining identity is critical ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... At ... Purple announced Dr. Suneel I. Sheikh, the co-founder, CEO and chief research scientist ... has been selected for membership in ARCS Alumni Hall of Fame . ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... ... Personal eye wash is a basic first aid supply for any work environment, but most ... you rinse first if a dangerous substance enters both eyes? It’s one less decision, and ... unique dual eye piece. , “Whether its dirt and debris, or an acid or alkali, ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Proscia Inc ... hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your lab ready?” with ... adoption best practices and how Proscia improves lab economics and realizes an increase ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... and LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. , ... of Cancer Research, London (ICR) and ... with SKY92, SkylineDx,s prognostic tool to risk-stratify patients with multiple ... as MUK nine . The University of ... is partly funded by Myeloma UK, and ICR will perform ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: