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A sedative is a substance that induces sedation by reducing irritability or excitement.
Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking

Adding energy drinks to alcohol may exacerbate negative effects of binge drinking

Cytoplan introduces three new nutritional supplements

Cytoplan introduces three new nutritional supplements

‘No one is ever really ready’: Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day

‘No one is ever really ready’: Aid-in-dying patient chooses his last day

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

High opioid doses, concurrent sedative use are key factors for overdose risk in Medicaid recipients

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

UT Southwestern study reveals structural information for major brain receptor

Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use

Overdose risk increases five-fold with concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use

Study: Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in aged care facilities

Study: Effective intervention can reduce medication overuse in aged care facilities

Early discharge of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome may prolong their treatment, shows study

Early discharge of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome may prolong their treatment, shows study

Australian paramedics find new drug to quickly and safely calm violent patients

Australian paramedics find new drug to quickly and safely calm violent patients

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Children with autism more likely to be prescribed antipsychotic medication, study finds

Researchers explore ways to help older adults taper off and stop using sedatives

Researchers explore ways to help older adults taper off and stop using sedatives

Desymmetrization paves way for new bioactive compounds

Desymmetrization paves way for new bioactive compounds

FDA warning against Kratom strengthened

FDA warning against Kratom strengthened

Cannabis Quality and Contamination Testing

Cannabis Quality and Contamination Testing

Valproic acid exposure results in characteristics linked to autism, zebrafish study shows

Valproic acid exposure results in characteristics linked to autism, zebrafish study shows

New tool developed to assess likely risk of drug turning into potentially harmful version

New tool developed to assess likely risk of drug turning into potentially harmful version

Ketamine can stop suicidal thoughts finds new study

Ketamine can stop suicidal thoughts finds new study

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Study: Ketamine more effective than common sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results

Doctors make big money testing urine for drugs, then ignore abnormal results