Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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Smoking Bans to Reduce Suicide Rates?

A new study has found that state-level interventions to reduce smoking are associated with a reduction in suicide risk.

Alcohol Tied to Higher A-Fib Risk

Alcohol consumption is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a new study.

Woman Arrested Under Pregnancy Law

A woman was arrested because of a new controversial TN law that considers illegal drug use during pregnancy an assault.

Patient Satisfaction Surveys, Opiod Abuse

Medicare's patient satisfaction surveys could be contributing to prescription opioid pain reliever abuse.

10% of Deaths Due to Drinking

Nearly one in 10 deaths among working-age adults in the U.S. are attributable to excessive drinking.

Lead Levels and Behavioral Problems

Even at lower levels, blood lead concentrations have been linked to an increased risk of behavioral problems in preschool children.

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

hGH Use in Teens Troubling, Reports New Survey

Reports of lifetime use of synthetic human growth hormone (hGH) without a prescription has more than doubled since 2012 among teens, while alcohol consumption has significantly decreased and marijuana use has remained steady, states a new study from the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Text Message + Feedback Alcohol Intervention Beneficial

For patients discharged from the emergency department with a history of hazardous alcohol use, a short message service (SMS) assessment and feedback intervention is beneficial.

The Busier the Better for ERs, Study Suggests

Surviving a life-threatening illness or injury may be more likely when treated at a busy emergency department instead of one that handles fewer patients.

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