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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.

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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Naltrexone Tx for Meth Addiction Promising in Study

Naltrexone could be a promising adjunct pharmacologic treatment for methamphetamine addiction, as it significantly reduced cue-induced cravings and subjective responses to methamphetamine in this first-of-its-kind study to be conducted in the United States.

Baby Teethers May Leach Chemicals From Plastics, Study Suggests

Some plastic teethers for babies may contain endocrine disrupting chemicals, a new study has found.

Pain Med Rx + Medical Marijuana Doesn't Seem to Up Abuse Risk

Medical marijuana users don't appear to increase their risk for drug or alcohol abuse if they also take prescription pain medications (PPMs).

E-Cig Smoking Linked to Drop in Cough Reflex Sensitivity

Electronic cigarette (e-cig) smoking is associated with a transient decrease in cough reflex sensitivity, and exposure to some flavors of e-cigs correlates with adverse effects on cells, according to two studies presented at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

Money as Smoking Cessation Tx?

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

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