Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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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.

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.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

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

News

AAP Issues Policy Statement on Marijuana Legalization

But supports compassionate use for children with debilitating, terminal illnesses

Toxicity of Tapentadol in Pediatric Patients

Until now, there have been no published studies on the toxicity of tapentadol in pediatric patients.

High Levels of Formaldehyde Seen in E-Cigarette Vapor

A new report suggests that e-cigarette vapor can contain cancer-causing formaldehyde at levels up to 15 times higher than regular cigarettes.

Vitamins May Mitigate Reproductive Effects of DDT

The adverse reproductive effects of 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2,bis(p-chlorophenyl)ethane (DDT) seem to be mitigated by vitamin B-12 and folate sufficiency.

Many Risking Alcohol-Medication Interactions

A substantial number of Americans who drink also take medications that should not be mixed with alcohol, new government research suggests.

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