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.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Double

Deaths from heroin overdoses doubled from 2010-2012 while deaths from opioid pain reliever overdoses dropped slightly, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Voluntary E-Cigarette Label Warnings

In a surprising move, major tobacco companies are including some of the strongest health warnings on their e-cigarette packaging that goes beyond the present warnings on cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Fewer Teens Using Illegal Drugs, Alcohol

Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report.

Smoking Cessation and Warfarin Treatment

A case report in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice is the first published instance of a patient that required >30% reduction in weekly warfarin dose after smoking cessation.

New Additions to HHS Carcinogen Report

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released its 13th Report on Carcinogens, a document listing chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States.

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

Which Drugs Cause the Most Medication Errors in Children?

Between 2002 and 2012, 696,937 children under the age of 6 had experienced an out-of-hospital medication error (63,358 episodes/year or 1 child every 8 minutes).

Sustained Benefit for Parental Tobacco Control Program

Practices that are part of a parental tobacco control intervention have higher rates of delivering tobacco control assistance to parents over a one-year follow-up period.

Combination Program Works Best for Helping Smokers Quit

A combination of counseling and medication greatly increases smokers' chances of quitting.

Prevalence of Familial Pancreatic Cancer About 9%

The prevalence of familial pancreatic cancer (FPC) is about 9%, and patients with FPC have more precursor lesions and are less likely to smoke than patients with sporadic pancreatic cancer (SPC).

ER Visits From Synthetic Pot Up Significantly

The number of visits to U.S. emergency departments linked to synthetic pot - also known as "K2" or "Spice" - have more than doubled in recent years.

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