The use of a pill to treat cocaine overdose in the US is being investigated as a potential therapeutic drug for people who have overdosed on the drug.
Key points:Dr Stephen Hall, a neurologist at the University of Southern California, said the drug could be a “gold mine” for people struggling with addictionDr Hall, who recently released a study on how a drug could improve pain, said his findings were “deeply exciting”.
“I’m interested in how these drugs affect patients, what the benefits are, and how we can apply it to patients suffering from chronic pain,” he told the ABC.
“If you have chronic pain, then your brain and your brain chemistry are already damaged.
You can’t think clearly.
We’re hoping this drug will be able to do that.””
You need to have some sort of treatment that can improve those brain chemistry.”
We’re hoping this drug will be able to do that.
“Dr Hall said he could find no other drug on the market that could be used to treat a drug overdose and that he believed this would be the first use of the drug by a healthcare practitioner.”
There’s no other compound in the world that can be used for this purpose,” he said.”
So I’m really excited about this one.”‘
Weirdly addictive’The research, which is being presented at the Royal Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow this week, involved participants in the United States, the UK and France.
Participants in the study were given a pill that contained a synthetic opioid, known as the “K2” or the “Lone Ranger”, or the equivalent of the “Pill” or “Naloxone”.
It is made up of a synthetic form of the painkiller fentanyl, the drug that is highly addictive.
It is similar to morphine and has been used to help treat opioid addicts for decades.
The study also involved a group of people who had not taken the drug, who were then given a dose of the synthetic opioid and asked to complete a questionnaire about their feelings and thoughts.
The results showed a “significant increase in positive feelings” for the “cocain” pill and a “huge increase” in negative feelings when it was administered to the volunteers.
However, Dr Hall said there was no difference between the groups.”
These drugs are extremely addictive.
They cause euphoria, they cause euphoric feeling, they can cause anxiety and they can also cause physical dependence,” he explained.”
The main thing is you have to understand that it’s addictive.
“It’s not going to stop you from using the drug or making use of it.
You have to use it appropriately.”‘
This is a big opportunity’Dr Hall added that the findings could open up a new therapeutic area for people suffering from pain.
“This is something that is very exciting.
It’s a big idea.
I think it’s going to open up this whole area of research.”
I think it will be a real game changer.
It may change people’s lives.
“Dr StephenHall said that it was possible that the drug might help patients suffering with other chronic pain conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder.”
They have to be careful about using these drugs for this,” he warned.”
One of the most interesting things we found is that these people have a higher relapse rate than the non-users.
“Even though they may have had the drug for just two weeks, there’s a huge relapse rate.”
And that’s probably because of the opioid that they’re taking.
“That’s a very strange drug to be taking in this setting.”
Dr Scott MacGregor from the University’s Centre for Neuroethics in Melbourne said the findings were exciting.
“What we saw in this study is that cocaine and opioids can be an extremely addictive drug,” he added.
Dr MacGregour said the use of these drugs in the future could also help those who were experiencing anxiety or panic attacks.””
So this is a really interesting possibility to consider.”
Dr MacGregour said the use of these drugs in the future could also help those who were experiencing anxiety or panic attacks.
“With panic attacks, people often get really upset, and they don’t want to do anything.
They can go into a shell,” he pointed out.”
In this case, they might have been using drugs and they might just be taking a little bit too much.”
When they panic, they’re really distressed and that’s what makes them panic.”‘
It’s a really important research area’Dr Stephenhall said that the use by healthcare practitioners could lead to the development of new treatments for chronic pain.
He said he would like to see more studies on this topic.”
You have to think about this as a research area.
You’re going to have to do some work.
“The idea is to look at the long-term consequences, how it impacts on the patient, the effect on their health, the impact on their wellbeing,” he concluded.
Dr Stephen is the author of a book called ‘The Cocaine Cure’,