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.

No More Cigarettes at CVS

The national drug store chain CVS Health has removed cigarettes and tobacco products from the shelves of all 7,700 locations.

Marijuana Laws Reduce Overdoses

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

Youth Drinking Counseling Effective?

Motivational interviewing may not be an effective technique for addressing alcohol misuse in young adults.

Antidepressants Most Abused, Misused

A link between mood disorders and comorbid substance use disorders may lead to some patients misusing or abusing antidepressants.

BPA Replacement Also Dangerous

A common BPA replacement has been shown in animal studies to also have the potential for harmful effects.

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

Study: Magic Mushrooms for Smoking Cessation

A new study explores the use of psilocybin, a 5HT2AR agonist, as an adjunct in smoking cessation treatment

Opioid Overdose Prevention Needed in Young Adult Users

Many young adult nonmedical prescription opioid (PO) users are relatively uninformed about overdose awareness, avoidance, and response strategies.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Surges for Smokers Consuming Too Much Salt

While moderate sodium consumption is recommended for all, current smokers may want to limit their intake based on the results of a new study linking smoking and sodium to an increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

New Drug for Alcohol Use Disorder to Undergo Clinical Trial

A six-month clinical trial to evaluate gabapentin enacarbil (Horizant; XenoPort) as a potential treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD) is set to begin in the first half of 2015, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) reported.

DEA: Pharmacies, Clinics Now Rx Drop-Off Sites

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced the creation of a new Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) regulation that would allow pharmacies, hospitals, clinics, and other authorized collectors to serve as authorized drop-off sites for unused prescription medications.

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