Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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Fatal ODs From Opioids, Heroin Triple

Fatal overdoses involving opioid analgesics have tripled over the past decade, a new report shows. Deaths from heroin also nearly tripled between 1999-2012.

Lowest Rate of Adult Cigarette Smoking

The rate of cigarette smoking among adults has decreased from 20.9% in 2005 to 17.8% in 2013, the lowest rate recorded since the start of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) tracking in 1965.

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.


Air Pollution Exposure During Pregnancy Ups ASD Risk in Offspring

New research analyzed data from a nested case-control study participants in the Nurses' Health Study II to explore maternal exposure to particulate matter (PM) air pollution and odds of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) risk in offspring.

Fewer Teens Abusing Narcotics and Alcohol, but E-Cigarette Rates High

Use of cigarettes, alcohol and prescription pain drugs for non-medical use by teenagers have declined since 2013, although rates of e-cigarette use among this population is concerning.

Top 10 Most Critical Health Threats of 2014 Reviewed by CDC

The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) reviewed its response to 10 of the most critical public health challenges faced in 2014.

CDC: Stronger Laws on E-Cigarette Sales, Exposure to Minors Needed

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 16 million children reside in states that permit the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), including e-cigarettes, to minors and only three states prohibit public indoor use of ENDS.

Can Cell Phones, Power Lines Impact Health?

New research indicates that weak magnetic fields from power lines, mobile phones, and other electrical equipment are relatively safe for humans.

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