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Many Overdoses Not From Chronic Use

Current guidelines for appropriate prescribing of opioid pain medications often focus on chronic users of these drugs, but these recommendations may be missing patients with acute and intermittent use of low-dose opioids who are also at a risk of opioid overdose.

First Marijuana-Linked Death in Colorado

U.S. health officials on Thursday revisited the first reported marijuana-linked death in Colorado since voters there legalized recreational use of the drug in 2012.

State Raises Smoking Age to 21

Opponents state that it is unfair that 18-year-olds can serve in the military but not have the freedom to smoke if they do choose.

Household Pesticide Linked to ADHD

A common household pesticide may be associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in males aged 8–15years old.

Money as Smoking Cessation Treatment?

Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests.

USPSTF Statement on E-Cigarettes for Cessation

There's not enough data to decide whether or not electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

CDC: Expand EMS Naloxone Use

Allowing more emergency medical service (EMS) workers to administer the prescription drug naloxone could reduce the number of overdose deaths caused by opioids

"Flakka" Linked to Unusual Behaviors

A new designer drug that is similar to bath salts has been linked to multiple cases of unusual and uncontrollable behaviors in south Florida.

News

Does Cannabis Change the Brain? Mixed Results From Two Studies

The potential effect of cannabis on brain structure remains a subject of intense scientific scrutiny, but mixed results have emerged from two of the latest studies on the topic.

Smoking Cessation Can Boost Mental Health, QOL After Heart Attack

Smoking cessation after acute myocardial infarction (AMI) reduces angina and boosts mental health and quality of life.

Anorexia Resurgence Seen After Smoking Cessation

Smoking cessation may be associated with resurgence of anorexic symptoms in patients with a history of anorexia nervosa.

Burning Incense May Be a Health Hazard

Use of incense indoors may have detrimental health consequences according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Chemistry Letters.

Pharmacists Helping to Prevent Opioid Overdoses With State Programs

Pilot programs of pharmacy-based naloxone (PBN) education and distribution to patients in two states could serve as models for other states to help reach patients at risk for opioid overdose and their families, according to an article appearing in Harm Reduction Journal.

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