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.

News

Marijuana Candy Concerns Parents, Police in CO on Halloween

The Denver Police Department is warning parents about the similarities between regular and marijuana-infused candy this Halloween, but is there a threat that children will receive these cannabis candies while trick-or-treating?

Phthalates May Affect Boys' Genital Development

Boys born to mothers with greater exposure to the chemical di-isononyl phthalate (DiNP) may have a shorter anogenital distance, according to a new study.

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs

A new report estimates more than two-thirds of emergency department visits for overdoses of narcotic drugs involve prescription medications.

Maintenance Opioid Agonist Tx Linked to Lower HCV Incidence

For young adult injection drug users, maintenance opioid agonist therapy is associated with lower incidence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders More Prevalent Than Expected

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children.

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