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Current Events

September 16, 2014
British researchers are developing a new method to detect synthetic drugs known as “bath salts,” PBS NewsHour reports. The researchers say the method is low-cost, disposable and quick. It could someday be used in a...
September 16, 2014
Deaths from prescription painkillers are rising at a slower pace than in years past, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. Prescription painkiller overdose deaths rose by 3 percent from 2007 to...
September 15, 2014
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides insight into the nature and scope of substance use and mental illness issues affecting America.  The report shows that...
August 21, 2014
Prescription drug abuse: APhA presents recommendations to Senate HELP ...American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.comMore recommendations were to leverage the use of health information technology, strengthen...
August 13, 2014
Northdallasgazette SAMHSA recognizes honorees at 2014 Voice AwardsPharmiWeb.com (press release)This year's theme -- Learning About Young Adult Behavioral Health -- underscores SAMHSA's commitment to educate...
August 12, 2014
A federal program that provides billions in drug discounts to safety net hospitals and other health care providers is expanding under health care reform, but divergent views on the purpose and future scope of the...
July 17, 2014
E-cigarette makers are quickly producing new flavors to attract customers, The New York Times reports. More than 7,000 flavors are now available, with an estimated 250 new varieties being introduced each month.
July 17, 2014
The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, has introduced a new campaign targeting healthcare professionals as part of its...
July 10, 2014
The governors of five New England states announced Tuesday they are working together to tackle heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, The New York Times reports. The governors of Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut,...
June 30, 2014
Marijuana use is increasing in the United States as Americans change their attitude about the drug’s risks, according to a new report by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Globally, marijuana use seems to be...

 

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