Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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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.

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.

Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

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


New Strength of Opioid Dependence Drug Launched

Orexo announced the launch of Zubsolv (buprenorphine, naloxone) sublingual tablets in a new 8.6mg/2.1mg dosage strength.

Heroin Overdose Deaths Triple Since 2010

Drug poisoning deaths involving opioid analgesics have steadied in recent years, but the rate of deaths involving heroin has almost tripled since 2010, according to a recent NCHS data brief.

MDs See Reduced Opioid Rx With State Drug Monitoring Programs

In a new survey, nearly 75 percent of physicians believe that state prescription drug monitoring programs have led to a reduction in the prescribing of opioids.

Cannabis Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Temporal relationship between cannabis exposure, index event exhibited in 81 percent of cases

New Booster Enzyme May Increase Alcohol Metabolism

An investigational compound may help metabolize acetaldehyde for people with impaired ability to detoxify, a study supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has shown.

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