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

Prevalence of Familial Pancreatic Cancer About 9%

The prevalence of familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) is about 9%, and patients with FPC have more precursor lesions and are less likely to smoke than patients with sporadic pancreatic cancer (SPC).

ER Visits From Synthetic Pot Up Significantly

The number of visits to U.S. emergency departments linked to synthetic pot - also known as "K2" or "Spice" - have more than doubled in recent years.

'Lost Pleasure' From Smoking Not a Cost in Economic Analyses

"Lost pleasure" represented by consumer surplus should not be considered in economic impact analyses of tobacco regulation, according to an ideas and opinions piece in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Chantix Warning Label: Does the FDA See Evidence for Removal?

There is little evidence to support removing a black box warning about suicide risk from the prescription anti-smoking drug Chantix, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

14 Million Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S., CDC Estimates

Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report.

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