Category results for "Drugs"

DEA Says It Is Not Seeing Cases of Krokodil

The Drug Enforcement Administration says it has not seen evidence of the flesh-eating drug krokodil surfacing in the United States, despite reports in Arizona and Illinois of people using the drug.

Tennessee Report: Number of Babies Born Dependent on Drugs is Higher Than Ever

The number of babies born dependent on drugs their mothers took during pregnancy is predicted to exceed 800 in Tennessee this year, more than even before, according to a new report.

Anesthesiologists Group Produces Opioid Overdose Resuscitation Card

A national group of anesthesiologists is launching a card to identify and treat people suspected of an opioid overdose. The American Society of Anesthesiologists’ Opioid Overdose Resuscitation card lists symptoms and instructions for helping a person suspected of an overdose.

More People Using E-Cigarettes to Smoke Marijuana

A growing number of people are smoking marijuana out of e-cigarettes, NBC New York reports.

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Seeking Signatures of Voters in Four States

Marijuana legalization advocates are seeking signatures of registered voters in California, Arizona, Oregon and Alaska, Bloomberg reports. The advocates are hoping to put legalization measures on the ballot in those states in 2014.

Fatal Overdoses From Heroin on the Rise in Maryland and Virginia

Deaths due to heroin increased in Maryland and Virginia between 2011 and 2012, according to NBC Washington. Health officials in those states also report an increase in the use of LSD and methadone, including among high school students.

“Krokodil” Flesh-Eating Drug Makes Appearance in Chicago Suburbs

Doctors at a suburban Chicago hospital report they are treating three people who used a caustic, homemade heroin-like drug called “krokodil” that can rot flesh and bone, CBS Chicago reports. Last month, Arizona health officials reported two cases of people who used the drug.

Teens Who Start Puberty Early More Likely to Experiment with Substance Use

A new survey of teens finds those who start puberty early are more likely to try cigarettes, alcohol and marijuana, compared with those who begin on time or late.

“Crazy Clown” and Three Other Synthetic Drugs Outlawed in Florida

Four new synthetic drugs, including one called “Crazy Clown,” were outlawed in Florida this week under an emergency rule filed by state Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Analysis of Silk Road Reveals Marijuana, Cocaine Prices are Relatively Low in U.S.

An analysis of drug prices on the recently shuttered website Silk Road reveals cocaine and marijuana sell for less in the United States than in many other countries, CNN Money reports.

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