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Current Events

May 14, 2015
California emergency rooms have seen a sixfold jump in the number of young adults in their 20s with heroin poisoning over the last decade, according to Reuters.
May 14, 2015
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week denied a request from two subsidiaries of the tobacco company Reynolds American to change the warning label of smokeless tobacco products to indicate they are less risky...
May 8, 2015
The Police Chief of Gloucester, Massachusetts has announced the town will provide treatment for people who come to the police station with illegal drugs and paraphernalia, instead of arresting them.
May 8, 2015
Pharmacists are an important but underutilized resource in the fight against prescription drug abuse, according to an expert in addiction pharmacy. Merrill Norton, Pharm.D., D.Ph., ICCDP-D, Clinical Associate Professor...
May 8, 2015
A bill passed by the Colorado legislature this week would allow parents or caregivers, with a doctor’s note, to come into schools to administer marijuana to their children in the form of a patch. The measure awaits the...
May 8, 2015
Many teens who use e-cigarettes say they enjoy performing tricks with the vapor, such as blowing smoke rings or creating funnels of smoke that look like tornadoes. Performing tricks is one of the top two reasons teens...
May 1, 2015
Hospitals across the country have been reporting hundreds of cases of seriously ill people coming to the emergency room after using synthetic marijuana. In New York City, more than 120 cases were reported in a single...
May 1, 2015
Hawaii’s state legislature has passed a bill that raises the minimum legal age to purchase tobacco or e-cigarettes to 21. If Governor David Ige signs the bill, Hawaii would become the first state in the nation to...
May 1, 2015
Drug overdose has now surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of injury deaths in the United States. Every day in the United States, 44 people die as a result of prescription opioid overdose. When this many lives...
April 21, 2015
A growing number of workers in a wide variety of professions are abusing stimulants in an effort to stay competitive, experts tell The New York Times.

 

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