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Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

Betel Quid Addiction and Implications for Substance Use Disorder

New findings suggest that DSM-5 criteria may apply to betel use disorder and offer opportunities to advance the study and understanding of substance use disorder in general.

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Notifications by PDMPs May Not Effectively Reduce Opioid Misuse

Notifications by PDMPs May Not Effectively Reduce Opioid Misuse

Unsolicited notices to prescribers as part of prescription drug monitoring programs may not effectively reduce opioid use, as patients may seek other prescribers.

Opioid Use Disorder Prevalence at Delivery on the Rise in the US, According to CDC

Opioid Use Disorder Prevalence at Delivery on the Rise in the US, According to CDC

The prevalence of opioid use disorder rose in women delivering at hospitals across 28 US states and the District of Columbia between 1999 and 2014, with quadrupling at the national level during this period.

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

Integrating Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Diseases

All healthcare providers have a role in combating the opioid use disorder epidemic and its infectious disease consequences.

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Marijuana's Uncertain Status: Closing the Gap Between State and Federal Policies

Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bipartisan bill in June 2018 (S.3032) that would exempt most marijuana-related activities from the Controlled Substances Act when they are allowed under state or tribal law.

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The AMA has adopted several policies to improve the regulation of tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes.

CDC: E-Cigarette Sales in the United States Climb as Prices Fall

CDC: E-Cigarette Sales in the United States Climb as Prices Fall

There was a large increase in sales of electronic cigarettes and related products in the United States in recent years as their prices fell.

E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts

E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts

Electronic cigarette use is most common among current smokers.

How Medication-Assisted Treatment Affects Outcomes of Alcohol-Dependent Adults With Serious Mental Illness

How Medication-Assisted Treatment Affects Outcomes of Alcohol-Dependent Adults With Serious Mental Illness

Medicine-assisted treatment demonstrated strong benefits following the treatment period, including significantly lower odds for mental health hospitalization and fewer emergency department/crisis visits.

Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions for Children Often Filled

Outpatient Opioid Prescriptions for Children Often Filled

Children often fill outpatient opioid prescriptions, with the most common indication for dental procedures.

FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis

FDA Warns Against Risks of Contaminated Synthetic Cannabis

Users of synthetic marijuana products and health care providers should be aware of the risk of bleeding associated with contamination of synthetic cannabinoid products with brodifacoum.

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