Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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New Warnings for Chantix

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the labeling for varenicline (Chantix; Pfizer) has been updated to include information on changes to alcohol tolerance and risk of seizures associated with use of the drug.

Nicotine Metabolism, Smoking Cessation Tx Success

A new study suggests that the rate at which smokers metabolize nicotine could be a significant factor in guiding smoking cessation treatment.

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.

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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.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

Learn more about the pharmacological effects of mixing alcohol and medications.

News

BPA Exposure During Pregnancy May Boost Diabetes, Weight Gain Later in Life

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of weight gain and diabetes later in life, according to new research published in the journal Endocrinology.

Synthetic Marijuana Tied to Kidney Damage

Observational studies strongly support that there is a correlation between the two

Opioid Misuse Greater Than Addiction Rates, Review Reports

A review appearing in the journal Pain estimates that between 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused and rates of addiction range from 8 to 12 percent.

Educating Clinicians on Safe Opioid Prescribing Part of New HHS Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a targeted initiative, including educational initiatives for healthcare professionals, to reduce prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death, and dependence.

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Up ADHD Symptoms, Depression Risk

Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems

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