Gerri M Steinagel

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Methamphetamine abuse and dependence are growing problems nationally and worldwide. There are currently no effective pharmocologic treatments. Animal studies with SSRI's suggest that serotonergic modulation alters methamphetamine's behavioral effects. This exploratory study is a trial of the effects of the SSRI paroxetine versus placebo (in a double blind(More)
We assessed blind integrity in a double-blinded study comparing paroxetine 20 mg with inert placebo in 20 volunteer subjects who were attempting to stop using methamphetamines. At the end of the study, the blinded clinicians reviewed subject charts and attempted to identify the assigned conditions for the 13 subjects who completed two or more weeks of the(More)
Benzyl alcohol is commonly used as an antibacterial agent in a variety of pharmaceutical formulations. Several fatalities in neonates have been linked to benzyl alcohol poisoning. Most methods for measuring benzyl alcohol concentrations in serum utilize direct extraction followed by high performance liquid chromatography. We describe a novel derivatization(More)
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