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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.

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Pharmacokinetics Could Play Role in Addictive Risk With Drugs

A study appearing in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews suggests that pharmacokinetics play a significant role in the risk of abuse and misuse associated with varying drugs, from nicotine to cocaine.

Can Alcohol Reduce Disability in Chronic Pain?

Moderate to heavy drinking might cut the likelihood of disability for people with chronic widespread pain such as that related to fibromyalgia.

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Led by the American Medical Association (AMA), a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of opioid abuse.

Intranasal Narcan NDA Submitted for Opioid Overdose

Adapt Pharma announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Narcan (naloxone) Nasal Spray for the treatment of opioid overdose.

First Marijuana-Linked Death in CO Since 2012 Reported

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.

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