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MAR
13

Cocaine Deaths on the Rise Among Black Americans

Cocaine Deaths on the Rise Among Black Americans
Cocaine deaths are increasing, particularly among non-Hispanic black Americans, The New York Times reports. Cocaine, the number-two killer among illeg...
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MAR
12

Growing Number of Children End Up in ICU After Overdosing on Opioids

Growing Number of Children End Up in ICU After Overdosing on Opioids
A new study finds a significant and steady increase in the number of children in the United States who are admitted to pediatric intensive care units ...
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MAR
12

ERs Report Opioid Overdoses Jumped 30 Percent in One Year

ERs Report Opioid Overdoses Jumped 30 Percent in One Year
Hospital emergency rooms reported a 30 percent jump in opioid overdoses between the third quarter of 2016 and the third quarter of 2017, according to ...
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MAR
11

What Influences Transition from Prescription Opioid Misuse to Injection Drug Use?

What Influences Transition from Prescription Opioid Misuse to Injection Drug Use?
A new study finds there are no significant differences between young adults who misuse prescription opioids and those who inject heroin, except for th...
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MAR
10

Americans Urged to Dispose of Unused Rx This Weekend

Americans Urged to Dispose of Unused Rx This Weekend
With 174 Americans dying every day from drug overdoses, Addiction Policy Forum is urging everyone to clean out their medicine cabinets when they turn ...
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MAR
08

Deaths From Benzodiazepine Overdoses on the Rise

Deaths From Benzodiazepine Overdoses on the Rise
Deaths from overdoses of prescription sedatives known as benzodiazepines—including Xanax and Valium—are on the rise, according to a report in the New ...
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MAR
08

Creating Healthy Habits

Creating Healthy Habits
We know that making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer. Maybe you’ve already tried to eat better, get more exercise or sleep, qui...
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MAR
07

White House Opioid Summit to Highlight Efforts to Fight Nationwide Epidemic

White House Opioid Summit to Highlight Efforts to Fight Nationwide Epidemic
The White House is scheduled to convene a summit on the nation’s opioid epidemic Thursday afternoon, the Washington Examiner reports. The summit will ...
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MAR
07

Justice Department to Examine Role of Drug Makers and Distributors in Opioid Crisis

Justice Department to Examine Role of Drug Makers and Distributors in Opioid Crisis
A new Justice Department task force will examine the role of drug manufacturers and distributors in the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ...
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MAR
05

FDA to Allow Drug Companies to Sell Wider Range of Opioid Addiction Treatments

FDA to Allow Drug Companies to Sell Wider Range of Opioid Addiction Treatments
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow drug companies to sell medications that reduce opioid cravings, even if they do not fully stop addic...
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