Tox Tuesday: Amphetamines

Courtesy of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Although amphetamines have approved medical uses in the U.S. and abroad, they also have a high risk for abuse.

While certain amphetamines are used to treat attention-deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), the drugs are categorically listed as Schedule II in the U.S., meaning although they have some medical […]

Study: Methamphetamine causes fruit flies to greatly reduce food intake

By André Karwath aka Aka (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons

Anorexia is the primary cause of death in fruit flies exposed to methamphetamine, according to new research.

Much like the tiny insects, humans who use methamphetamine also hugely decrease their food intake and ratchet up physical activity. The study used fruit flies (Drosophila […]