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"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.

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.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

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

News

E-Cigarettes Could Make Quitting Harder for Smokers

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) may actually hinder, not help, cigarette smokers when it comes to quitting.

FDA Issues New Warning for "Bo Ying Compound"

The FDA continues to warn consumers and caregivers not to use Eu Yan Sang (Hong Kong) Ltd.'s "Bo Ying compound" because of the possible lead poisoning risk associated with the product.

Pesticides May Up CVD, Inflammation Risk in Obese Women

New research suggests that exposure to polychlorinated pesticides such as DDT, not just obesity alone, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and inflammation in premenopausal women.

Pesticide Residue on Fruit, Veggies Could Impact Male Fertility

High-pesticide residue fruit and vegetable intake correlates with poorer semen quality, according to a new study.

Smoke and Superbugs: Why Cigarettes May Make Matters Worse

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria that are exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant, researchers have found.

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