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.


New Booster Enzyme May Increase Alcohol Metabolism

An investigational compound may help metabolize acetaldehyde for people with impaired ability to detoxify, a study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has shown.

Actavis Approved for Generic Subutex

Actavis announced that it has received final approval from the FDA for Buprenorphine Sublingual Tablets, the generic version of Reckitt Benckiser's Subutex.

Phthalate Exposure in First Trimester May Affect Male Fertility in Offspring

When expectant mothers are exposed to phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life.

Varenicline May Help Smokers Not Yet Ready to Quit

But drug's side effects still worry some doctors

Can Plain Cigarette Packaging Reduce Smoking?

Recent findings from a series of studies have shown that tobacco packaging without labels or branding may deter new smokers and prevent habitual smokers from regular use.

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