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  • Fox News Report: Methamphetamine use may fight flu virus

    Fox news is reporting today that a study by Scientists in Taiwan is touting the benefits of methamphetamine use as an option for treatment of the H1N1 Flu Virus.

    While the study didn’t go so far as to recommend the use of Methamphetamine as a curative measure for the flu, it did indicate that Scientists and Doctors could take these results and find a better, less toxic compound that would help fight the virus.

    Methamphetamine is one of the most widely abused illegal drugs, with an estimated 35 million abusers Worldwide.

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    http://guardianlv.com/2012/11/fox-ne...ght-flu-virus/

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    Re: Fox News Report: Methamphetamine use may fight flu virus

    Strange thing but it may deserve some degree of attention. See here the abstract of the PLoS ONE paper: http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=194777

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      Re: Fox News Report: Methamphetamine use may fight flu virus

      This PBS article graphically shows that meth causes dopamine to surge in the brain:

      http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=194548

      There's some research that found that Tamiflu increases dopamine levels in rats. (This was being looked at in relation to psych side effects.)

      http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...04394008004710

      Also Amantadine is used to treat flu, and it increases dopamine and blocks re-uptake. I don't know if the dopamine effects have been looked at far as being related to those drugs' anti-influenza virus actions, but it makes you wonder.
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