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Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds

Drugs to Aid Alcoholics See Little Use, Study Finds by Anahad O’Connor, The New York Times, May 13, 204 Naltrexone and acamprosate help reduce an alcoholic’s cravings for alcohol.  A recent study showed that they are underutilized pharmaceuticals.

Drugs Help Tailor Alcoholism Treatment

Drugs Help Tailor Alcoholism Treatment by Douglas Quenqua New York Times May 21, 2012 If alcoholism is a disease, is there hope of finding the cure in a pill? Yes and no. Having mapped the physical changes the brain undergoes with years of habitual drinking, researchers in recent years have discovered a handful of promising […]

Profiles in Science | Nora D. Volkow A General in the Drug War

Profiles in Science | Nora D. Volkow A General in the Drug War By ABIGAIL ZUGER  June 13, 2011  New York Times She must say it a dozen times a day: Addiction is all about the dopamine. The pleasure, pain and devilish problem of control are simply the detritus left by waves of this little […]

Not All Drugs Are the Same After All

Not All Drugs Are the Same After All By LESLEY ALDERMAN Published: December 18, 2009, NY Times Science Section … there is a gnawing concern among some doctors and researchers that certain prescription generic drugs may not work as well as their brand-name counterparts. The problem is not pervasive, but it’s something consumers should be […]