Poisoning & Drug Dependence Resource Center

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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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Chart: Mixing Alcohol with Medications

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News

USPSTF Weighs In on E-Cigarettes As Cessation Aid

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).

Many Pregnant Women Report E-Cigarette Misconceptions

More than 40 percent of pregnant women surveyed think electronic cigarettes are less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, according to a new study.

Fewer Drunk Driving Events Tied to Boost in U.S. Economy

A dramatic drop in the number of alcohol-related car accidents over the past three decades may have helped fuel the U.S. economy, a new study suggests.

Buprenorphine Given in ER Benefits Opioid Dependent More Than Referrals

Works better than simple referrals in opioid-dependent patients, researchers say

Nicorette mini Lozenge Returns

The nicotine replacement therapy, Nicorette mini Lozenge (GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare) has been made available again following a supply shortage caused by a recall last year.

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