Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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Live Coverage of PAINWeek 2014

Exclusive access to live, onsite coverage of up-to-date evidence-based scientific findings in pain management.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Double

Deaths from heroin overdoses doubled from 2010-2012 while deaths from opioid pain reliever overdoses dropped slightly, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Voluntary E-Cigarette Label Warnings

In a surprising move, major tobacco companies are including some of the strongest health warnings on their e-cigarette packaging that goes beyond the present warnings on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Fewer Teens Using Illegal Drugs, Alcohol

Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

Smoking Cessation and Warfarin Treatment

A case report in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice is the first published instance of a patient that required >30% reduction in weekly warfarin dose after smoking cessation.

New Additions to HHS Carcinogen Report

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its 13th Report on Carcinogens, a document listing chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States.

New Drug Product: Zubsolv

Maintenance treatment of opioid dependence, as part of a complete treatment plan to include counseling and psychosocial support.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

Learn more about the pharmacological effects of mixing alcohol and medications.


Kratom Use Instigates Jaundice in Case Study

A case report describes a 58-year-old man with schizoaffective disorder admitted to the hospital for jaundice and liver injury suspected to be due to use of the herbal product kratom.

Can Prescription Heroin Help Addicts When Methadone Fails?

The Providence Medical Clinic in Vancouver, Canada has been granted permission to prescribe heroin to patients who do not respond to methadone for maintenance treatment of opioid addiction.

Smartphone App to Monitor Opioid Addiction Tx: Clinical Trial Begins

AiCure announced the initiation of a major clinical trial assessing the company's advanced facial recognition and motion-sensing technology to monitor and intervene with patients on maintenance therapy for opioid addiction.

Most Excessive Drinkers Don't Meet Alcohol Dependence Criteria

Although it is often believed that most adults who engage in excessive alcohol consumption are alcohol dependent, a new study by the CDC reports that 90% of adult excessive drinkers do not meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.

Carcinogen from Hookah Smoke Harmful, Even in Secondhand Exposure

Even non-smokers exposed to hookah smoke at home social events show elevated levels of S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA), a metabolite of benzene and a leukemogen that has been associated with lymphohematopoietic cancer.

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