Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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Mandatory Drug, Alcohol Tests for Doctors

Should doctors be required to undergo mandatory random drug and alcohol tests? Vote now in our poll!

Alcohol Abuse and Memory Impairment

For middle-aged U.S. adults, a history of alcohol use disorder is associated with increased odds of severe memory impairment.

1st Suicide Attempt with Liquid Nicotine

A case study reports on a 24-year-old man who attempted suicide via consuming liquid nicotine.

E-Cigarette Benefits Outweigh the Harms?

Allowing e-cigarettes to compete with regular cigarettes might cut tobacco-related deaths and illness, according to a new study.

"Crazy Monkey" Drug Leads to Seizures

The ingredients of synthetic marijuana are often unknown, which can lead to unpredictable health consequences such as seizures.

Dangerous Spider Bites on the Rise

Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, the wounds usually heal well if left alone.

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

Ban E-Cigarette Use Indoors, Says WHO

Joining a number of other health agencies, the United Nations' World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday recommended that countries regulate electronic cigarettes and ban their use indoors until studies prove that "vaping" is harmless to bystanders.

CDC: E-Cigarettes Popular Among Young Non-Smokers

More than a quarter-million middle and high school students who were non-smokers say they used an electronic cigarette last year - a three-fold increase from 2011.

State Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Opioid Overdose Death

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

AHA Issues E-Cigarette Policy Statement, Recommendations

Recommendations have been developed regarding electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use and published as an American Heart Association (AHA) policy statement in the journal Circulation.

Cleaner Air in U.S. Cities, Reports EPA

The air in American cities is getting safer to breathe, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported.

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