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Money as Smoking Cessation Treatment?

Paying smokers to quit seems to work better than offering them free counseling and nicotine replacement therapy, new research suggests.

USPSTF Statement on E-Cigarettes for Cessation

There's not enough data to decide whether or not electronic cigarettes can help smokers quit, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

CDC: Expand EMS Naloxone Use

Allowing more emergency medical service (EMS) workers to administer the prescription drug naloxone could reduce the number of overdose deaths caused by opioids

"Flakka" Linked to Unusual Behaviors

A new designer drug that is similar to bath salts has been linked to multiple cases of unusual and uncontrollable behaviors in south Florida.

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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Electrical Acupoint Stimulation Alleviates Withdrawal Syndrome in Heroin Addicts

TEAS treatment for 10 days alleviates withdrawal syndrome, cuts rescue opioid requirement

Low Doses of CO May Lessen Brain Damage Post-Hemorrhage

Results from a new study suggest that small controlled doses of carbon monoxide may protect the brain from damage after a subarachnoid hemorrhage by speeding up the clearance of heme that accumulates.

CDC: Smoking Rates Decline in Some States, But Rates Up in Others

But some people are using alternative tobacco products in addition to cigarettes

Naltrexone Tx for Meth Addiction Promising in Study

Naltrexone could be a promising adjunct pharmacologic treatment for methamphetamine addiction, as it significantly reduced cue-induced cravings and subjective responses to methamphetamine in this first-of-its-kind study to be conducted in the United States.

Baby Teethers May Leach Chemicals From Plastics, Study Suggests

Some plastic teethers for babies may contain endocrine disrupting chemicals, a new study has found.

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