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Does Access to Medical Cannabis Reduce Risk for Opioid Abuse?

Does Access to Medical Cannabis Reduce Risk for Opioid Abuse?

While results so far may seem to support a link between increased access to cannabis and a reduction in prescription opioid use, findings from a study published in 2018 found otherwise.

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Little Packaging Information on Storage, Disposal of Opioid Pain-Relievers

Little Packaging Information on Storage, Disposal of Opioid Pain-Relievers

Package inserts of opioid analgesics may not consistently provide information regarding safe drug storage and/or disposal.

Treatment Duration of Extended-Release Naltrexone for Opioid Dependence and Outcomes

Treatment Duration of Extended-Release Naltrexone for Opioid Dependence and Outcomes

A longer duration of extended-release naltrexone treatment in individuals with opioid dependence was associated with improved outcomes and reduced rates of relapse.

Interventions in Middle School Can Reduce Alcohol Misuse in Mexican American Adolescents

Interventions in Middle School Can Reduce Alcohol Misuse in Mexican American Adolescents

Because even moderate reductions in adolescent drinking and alcohol use disorders have the potential to reduce short- and long-term public health harms, these findings support broad implementation of the program.

Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders Associated With Cannabis Use

Antisocial and Borderline Personality Disorders Associated With Cannabis Use

The investigators found that antisocial (β=0.23) and borderline (β=0.20) personality disorders were strongly associated with cannabis use as well as with cannabis use disorder.

Increased Odds of Cigarette Use, Relapse Among Cannabis Users

Increased Odds of Cigarette Use, Relapse Among Cannabis Users

The findings of these analyses suggest that, to an extent, this relationship might be generalized to cannabis users as a whole, not just those diagnosed with a cannabis use disorder.

Liquids in E-Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic

Liquids in E-Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic

The more chemicals in e-liquid, the more toxic it is likely to be.

Scale of Online Marketplace for Marijuana Increasing

Scale of Online Marketplace for Marijuana Increasing

Online marijuana searches grew by 98 percent as a proportion of all searches from 2005 to 2017.

Lofexidine Gets FDA Committee Nod for Opioid Withdrawal

Lofexidine Gets FDA Committee Nod for Opioid Withdrawal

If approved, Lucemyra will be the first non-opioid medication indicated to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms.

E-Cigarettes Associated With More Harms Than Benefits at Population Level

E-Cigarettes Associated With More Harms Than Benefits at Population Level

E-cigarettes are associated with more harm than good on a population level.

Many Teens Who Use Tobacco Don't Self-Identify as Users

Many Teens Who Use Tobacco Don't Self-Identify as Users

Most adolescent users of tobacco products do not identify as users.

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