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More Bunavail Coming Soon

BioDelivery Sciences announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Bunavail (buprenorphine and naloxone) buccal film.

Burning Incense a Health Hazard?

Use of incense indoors may have detrimental health consequences, according to a new study.

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).

News

There's a Life-Expectancy Gap Between the U.S. and Other High-Income Countries: Here's 3 Reasons Why

A study published in JAMA indicates that injury deaths account for a large portion of the gap in life expectancy between the United States and other high-income countries.

FDA Announces Large Action Plan in Effort to Reverse the Opioid Epidemic

The FDA has announced a new action plan designed to reassess their approach to opioid medications.

Are High-Dose Opioid Prescriptions to Blame for Overdoses?

A new study has found that 71% of patients who overdosed on opioid prescription painkillers were given higher doses than similar patients who had lower dose prescriptions.

Varenicline vs. Nicotine Patches: Rates of Psych Adverse Events Compared

Researchers from the VA conducted a retrospective cohort study to compare the risk of mental health episodes requiring hospitalization or outpatient clinic visits associated with varenicline vs. nicotine patch use during the time prior to psychiatric boxed warnings.

Possible Lead Poisoning With Medicinal Clay, FDA Warns

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of Bentonite Me Baby by Alikay Naturals due to a potential lead poisoning risk.

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