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

The Antidepressants Most Commonly Abused, Misused

The increased availability of prescription medications, along with websites selling controlled substances without a prescription, are factors attributed to the increase in antidepressant misuse. Patients most often report abusing antidepressants to achieve a psychostimulant-like effect.

Uranium Exposure Tied to Lupus

High uranium exposure is associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Free Meds Can Help Smokers Quit Postdischarge

A postdischarge intervention including free medication results in higher rates of smoking cessation at six months, compared with standard discharge care among hospitalized adult smokers.

Fresenius Kabi Launches Acetylcysteine 10% Solution

Fresenius Kabi announced the launch of Acetylcysteine Solution, 10%.

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