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FDA Calls on Online Companies to Police Opioid Sales

FDA Calls on Online Companies to Police Opioid Sales
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week called on Internet service providers and social media companies to more caref...
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FDA to Host Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Opioid Use Disorder

FDA to Host Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Opioid Use Disorder
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host a public meeting April 17 on patient-focused drug development for opioid use disorder (OUD), in colla...
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Schools Confront Sudden Increase in Easily Concealed Vaping Devices

Schools Confront Sudden Increase in Easily Concealed Vaping Devices
Middle schools and high schools are struggling to cope with a sudden increase in students using easily concealed vaping devices called Juul, which res...
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Nerve Pain Medication Gabapentin Linked With Increasing Overdose Deaths

Nerve Pain Medication Gabapentin Linked With Increasing Overdose Deaths
Public health officials say the nerve pain medication gabapentin is being found in an increasing number of overdose deaths, according to CBS News. Gab...
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More Americans Should Carry Naloxone: Surgeon General

More Americans Should Carry Naloxone: Surgeon General
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams released a public health advisory Thursday urging more Americans to carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, NPR...
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NIH Announces the HEAL Initiative

NIH Announces the HEAL Initiative
In April 2018, NIH launched the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative, an aggressive, trans-agency effort to speed scientific solutions...
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Opioid Overdoses Clustered in Poor Areas With Few Job Opportunities

Opioid Overdoses Clustered in Poor Areas With Few Job Opportunities
Opioid overdoses are clustered in poor areas with few job opportunities, according to a new study. Researchers found the opioid overdose death rate va...
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National Prevention Week is May 13 – 19, 2018

National Prevention Week is May 13 – 19, 2018
National Prevention Week is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental hea...
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Large Percentage of Deaths by Drug Overdose May be Suicides

Large Percentage of Deaths by Drug Overdose May be Suicides
Between 25 and 45 percent of deaths by overdose may be suicides, according to the immediate past president of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr...
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Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl Causing Growing Number of Deaths

Cocaine Laced With Fentanyl Causing Growing Number of Deaths
A growing number of drug overdose deaths are due to cocaine laced with fentanyl, NPR reports. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), ...
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