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Press Releases

Get to Know your Board of Directors for 2014-2015

July 1 is the start of CPNP’s fiscal year and the transition of officers on the Board of Directors. We express a wealth of thanks and gratitude to board members who concluded their board term as of June 30, 2014.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) 2014 Annual Meeting

Phoenix, Arizona served as host city for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist’s 17th Annual Meeting held April 27-30. This four-day conference hosted 625 attendees and featured nearly 30 hours of cutting-edge scientific presentations, three industry supported symposium, two product theaters and a display of 169 scientific posters. Deanna Kelly, PharmD, BCPP, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, served as Program Chair of the CPNP Annual Meeting.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Announces Saklad Memorial Award and Research Award Recipients Presented at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting

Saklad Memorial Award

CPNP was honored to present the Saklad Memorial Award at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting for the seventeenth time. This award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was a founding member of CPNP and nationally recognized as an innovator of pharmaceutical care to children and adults with serious mental disorders, developmental disabilities and mental retardation. The 2014 recipient is Dr. Cynthia Kirkwood.

Industry News

BACKGROUND: Long-term and early-onset cannabis consumption are implicated in subsequent substance- related problems. The aim of this follow-up study was to investigate whether these patterns of cannabis use could impact cocaine withdrawal severity and cocaine craving intensity during detoxification. In addition, we investigated their impact in the rehospitalization rates due to cocaine dependence 2.5 years after detoxification assessment. METHODS: The sample was composed of 93 female cocaine-dependent...
García-Rodríguez O, Blanco C, Wall MM, Wang S, Jin CJ, Kendler KS. Toward a comprehensive developmental model of smoking initiation and nicotine dependence. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.09.002.
BACKGROUND: This study aims to identify predictors of smoking initiation and nicotine dependence (ND) to develop a comprehensive risk-factor model based on Kendler's development model for major depression. METHODS: Data were drawn from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), Wave 2 (n=34,653). Risk factors were divided into five developmental tiers according to Kendler's model (childhood, early adolescence, late adolescence, adulthood, past-year)....
BACKGROUND: Both contingency management (CM) and exercise have shown promise as smoking cessation treatments, but their combined effects have not been evaluated. The present study evaluated whether CM (in which motivational incentives are provided for abstinence) plus exercise reduced smoking more than either component alone. METHOD: In a within-subjects design, 20 smokers were exposed to exercise plus CM, exercise plus CM-control (non-contingent incentives), inactivity plus CM, and inactivity plus CM-...