Debra S Grossman

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Conflicting opinions exist regarding the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of substance abuse. On October 23, 1991, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) sponsored a technical review to discuss this issue. The purpose of the meeting was to review the current status of research regarding acupuncture treatment for drug abuse and to propose(More)
BACKGROUND The Consortium of Hospitals Advancing Research on Tobacco (CHART) is a network of six projects and a research coordinating unit funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research.(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the formation of the Youth Tobacco Cessation Collaborative (YTCC), a voluntary collaborative of leading funders of youth tobacco cessation research and services. METHODS The long-term goal and specific short-term (2-year) goals, strategies, and accomplishments are briefly described with reference to its guiding action plan: National(More)
Military and law enforcement studies reveal that interpersonal combat is a universal human phobia. Physiological responses include forebrain shutdown and sympathetic arousal. A resistance to killing exists in the midbrain of most healthy members of most species, becoming ascendant when the forebrain shuts down, and can prevent soldiers from performing in(More)
Given the overall safety profile and increasing availability of medical pregnancy termination drugs, we asked: would the mifepristone-misoprostol regimen for medical termination at ≤10 weeks of gestation meet US Food and Drug Administration regulatory criteria for over-the-counter (OTC) approval, and if not, what are the present research gaps? We conducted(More)
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