Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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New Warnings for Chantix

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the labeling for varenicline (Chantix; Pfizer) has been updated to include information on changes to alcohol tolerance and risk of seizures associated with use of the drug.

Nicotine Metabolism, Smoking Cessation Tx Success

A new study suggests that the rate at which smokers metabolize nicotine could be a significant factor in guiding smoking cessation treatment.

Fatal ODs From Opioids, Heroin Triple

Fatal overdoses involving opioid analgesics have tripled over the past decade, a new report shows. Deaths from heroin also nearly tripled between 1999-2012.

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Lowest Rate of Adult Cigarette Smoking

The rate of cigarette smoking among adults has decreased from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013, the lowest rate recorded since the start of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) tracking in 1965.

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.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

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

News

Opioid Misuse Greater Than Addiction Rates, Review Reports

A review appearing in the journal Pain estimates that between 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused and rates of addiction range from 8 to 12 percent.

Educating Clinicians on Safe Opioid Prescribing Part of New HHS Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a targeted initiative, including educational initiatives for healthcare professionals, to reduce prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death, and dependence.

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Up ADHD Symptoms, Depression Risk

Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems

Air Pollution May Take Toll on Physical, Mental Health

Air pollution may take a toll not only on physical health, but mental well-being as well, according to two new studies.

Parents Who Smoke May Increase Child's Heart Disease Risk

A new study reported that children exposed to their parents' smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn't smoke.

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