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

Most Excessive Drinkers Don't Meet Alcohol Dependence Criteria

Although it is often believed that most adults who engage in excessive alcohol consumption are alcohol dependent, a new study by the CDC reports that 90% of adult excessive drinkers do not meet the criteria for alcohol dependence.

Carcinogen from Hookah Smoke Harmful, Even in Secondhand Exposure

Even non-smokers exposed to hookah smoke at home social events show elevated levels of S-phenylmercapturic acid (SPMA), a metabolite of benzene and a leukemogen that has been associated with lymphohematopoietic cancer.

Drug Poisoning Deaths Quadruple, While Other Causes of Injury Deaths Down

A recent Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR) reported the death rates for the three most frequently occurring causes of injury death: drug poisoning, motor vehicle traffic, and firearm.

Number of Pregnant Women Dependent on Opioids Doubles

U.S. national data show steady rise, and abuse may pose dangers to mother and baby.

Fear of Weight Gain Should Not Hold Smokers Back from Quitting

Research indicates smoking cessation boosts survival, even if a few pounds are added on.

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