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.

No More Cigarettes at CVS

The national drug store chain CVS Health has removed cigarettes and tobacco products from the shelves of all 7,700 locations.

Marijuana Laws Reduce Overdoses

State medical cannabis laws correlate with reduced state-level opioid overdose mortality rates.

Youth Drinking Counseling Effective?

Motivational interviewing may not be an effective technique for addressing alcohol misuse in young adults.

Antidepressants Most Abused, Misused

A link between mood disorders and comorbid substance use disorders may lead to some patients misusing or abusing antidepressants.

BPA Replacement Also Dangerous

A common BPA replacement has been shown in animal studies to also have the potential for harmful effects.

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

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Smokers with cancer who used e-cigarettes along with traditional cigarettes were more dependent on nicotine than those who didn't use the devices, and were just as likely - or less likely - to have quit smoking than patients who didn't use e-cigarettes.

Food Addiction Risk Increases with PTSD Symptoms in Women

Women who have the largest number of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food.

Asthma, Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Linked in Children

Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known as phthalates might increase a child's future risk of developing asthma.

Opioid-Related Deaths Quadrupled in Past Decade

The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of opioid analgesics jumped significantly from 1999-2011, with the highest jump seen in people aged 55-64.

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol

Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show

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