Mike Pompeo, Matthew Donahue, Food And Drug Administration discussed on 90.3 KAZU Programming

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Medical conditions, Volkov expects doctors to begin trying the method even before it wins approval from the Food and Drug Administration. Right now. I'm in the moment that the paper Respublika doctors are going to be reading about it than may prescribed the medications off label to their patients. Dr. Laura Raise a psychologist researching medical treatments for meth addiction at U. C. L. A She says. Today's study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, changes the landscape of meth treatment. So far, we have come up empty. So I believe that this finding this clinical trial really is a breakthrough in many ways, because there have been many, many failed trials. This new treatment arrives at a moment when meth overdoses are killing four times more Americans every year compared with a decade ago. Matthew Donahue with the Drug Enforcement Administration says the trend is fueled by a pipeline of cheap meth smuggled from Mexico. It's almost like methamphetamines form the sky right now. With the amount that's coming through the borders to boats on planes, Donahue says methods everywhere from the deep south to the Pacific Northwest. He thinks the lack of medical therapies has complicated efforts to curb demand. There's one more reason new treatment approaches to help people quit meth are desperately needed more methods being laced with another deadly drug, the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Last year in the U. S. Meth and Fentanyl together pushed overdose deaths to roughly 82,000 grim new record. Brian Mann NPR news You're listening to all things considered from NPR news. Over the weekend, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo changed how American officials can interact with Taiwan For years. The U. S. Has had only unofficial relations with the island and a set of arcane guidelines helped keep it that way. But in one of his final acts in office, Pompeo announced he is tossing out that rulebook NPR China correspondent John Rue, which explains In December. 1978 President Jimmy Carter went on TV to make momentous announcement fit evening. I would like to read a joint communicate. Which is being simultaneously issued in Peking. At this very moment. The U. S. Was recognizing the Communist.

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