Washington residents are dying from unintended drug poisoning in numbers beginning to approach deaths in car crashes, and overdose deaths blamed on legal drugs now exceed fatal overdoses caused by illicit drugs, the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported Feb. 4th 2008. Prescription-drug overdoses have increased 800 percent in Washington between 1995, when 45 overdose deaths were …∞
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Naltrexone Works Better for Some Populations More than Others Naltrexone is one of the most effective pharmacological treatments for alcohol dependence. However, naltrexone does not work for everyone. A new study has found that naltrexone is effective for women, and individuals with the A118G polymorphism of the mu opioid receptor gene (OPRM1). There are few …∞
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