The number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States reached a new record last year with 72,000 deaths, which works out to about 200 a day.
Ruling against the recommendation of one of its chief experts, the US Food and Drug Administration approved an extremely potent new opioid painkiller, Dsuvia.
The Stopping the Transmission of Opioids to the Next Generation tool allows clinicians treating women of childbearing age with opioid use disorder to estimate risks associated with pregnancies in this patient population.
Many patients in a workers' compensation cohort have persistent opioid use.
These results provide strong evidence for the deleterious and prolonged effects of cannabis use in adolescence.
The guideline formulated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in an effort to curb opioid overdose-related deaths included a recommendation for steep reductions in opioid doses for patients taking high doses of the drug for chronic pain.
The training has information on how to use several products including a nasal atomizer, Narcan Nasal Spray and Evzio.
Lofexidine may expand the treatment options available for managing withdrawal when buprenorphine and methadone are unavailable or undesirable.
A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States' opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law October 24 by President Donald Trump.
Adolescents are increasingly using e-cigarette products such as pod-based systems but have misperceptions and lack of knowledge about these products.
Recreational marijuana recently became legal in Canada, and while many welcome the move, others have serious concerns.
Regardless of sex, current smokers with AUDIT scores ≥20 were at the highest risk for suicide in analyses, although men more frequently exhibited suicidal behaviors.
Associations Among Gender Nonconformity, Mental Distress, and Substance Use Among High School StudentsOctober 15, 2018
These findings demonstrate the importance of developing support systems within schools for gender-nonconforming students.
Daily drinking, even at low levels, may be detrimental to one's health.
"Pod mods," which are small, rechargeable devices that aerosolize liquid solutions containing nicotine encapsulated in cartridges, pose a danger to adolescent users.
In a rare bipartisan move, both the House and Senate have reached a compromise on legislation to address the opioid epidemic.
When alcohol and opioid addiction occur together, managing them concomitantly becomes challenging. Whereas some patients may not need medication for alcohol addiction, opioid abuse does require pharmacotherapy.
Pain conditions may largely be underrecognized contributors to the overdose epidemic.
Girls with an earlier age of alcohol initiation appear to be at a higher risk for PTSD, anxiety, and depression symptoms after an interpersonal life trauma.
Future public health interventions developed for cigarette use must accommodate individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.
Calling the use of electronic cigarettes a burgeoning epidemic among teens, the FDA announced a crackdown on the sale of Juuls and other flavored e-cigarette devices to minors.
Adults aged 18 to 34 had the highest frequency of marijuana use compared with all other age groups. A small percentage of respondents reported using multiple different forms of marijuana per year.
Following clinical guidelines release, decreases were observed in the overall rate of opioid prescribing.
This research provides preliminary support for the use of prazosin in the treatment of alcohol use disorder.
Researchers sought to identify risk factors for recurrent suicide attempts, controlling for gender and addictive substance exposure.
Depression may partially mediate the association between post-traumatic stress disorder and opioid misuse.
Researchers confirmed the existence of a direct link between clock genes and 2 comorbid diseases, as well as the genetic predisposition for alcohol abuse.
From July 2016 to June 2017, bystanders were documented in 44% of opioid overdose deaths, but naloxone was rarely administered by a layperson.
Cassipa, a film designed to be placed under the tongue, has been approved to treat opioid dependence, the US FDA said in a news release.
Purdue Pharma, the maker of Oxycontin who some have blamed for the epidemic of opioid painkiller addictions, has patented a medicine aimed at curbing those disorders.
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