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FDA to Limit Acetaminophen in Prescription Drugs

To prevent overdoses, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued strict new limits on a common ingredient in prescription painkillers, The New York Times reported Jan. 14.  The FDA has ruled that prescription painkillers may contain only 325 milligrams of…

N.J. Senator Backs Treatment and Early-Release for Nonviolent Drug Offenders

New Jersey's nonviolent offenders with addiction disorders could be eligible for early release from prison — with continued substance abuse treatment — under proposed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak.

Possible FDA Ban on Menthol Cigarettes Haunts Brand Leader

Lorillard Inc., the third-largest tobacco maker in the U.S., depends on menthol cigarettes for about 90 percent of its sales and is fighting to stop the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from banning them.

Family History of Alcoholism Ups Obesity Risk

A family history of alcoholism may make people more likely to overindulge on junk food, a new study finds.

Family History of Alcoholism Ups Obesity Risk

A family history of alcoholism could make people more likely to overindulge on junk food, Reuters reported Dec. 31. To assess whether familial alcohol dependence was linked to obesity, Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) researchers compared national survey data…

Alcohol Withdrawal in the E.R.: A Maze of Red Tape

You’d think recent advances in health reform would have made it easier to get mental health and substance abuse treatment. Think again. Paul Christopher, M.D., follows the case of an adult man desperately needing care for alcohol withdrawal — but red tape is keeping the man from getting the hospital bed that his insurance is supposed to cover.

Survey: Dramatic Decline in Teen Exposure to Anti-Drug Messages

New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) — the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention…

Survey: Dramatic Decline in Teen Exposure to Anti-Drug Messages

New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) — the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – found a huge falloff in teens’ recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention…

Survey: Dramatic Decline in Teen Exposure to Anti-Drug Messages

The Monitoring the Future study, the largest national survey on teen drug abuse, found a huge falloff in teens' recalled exposure to drug abuse prevention messages over the past seven years — even as teens report finding the messages effective.

Maker of Tobacco Lozenges Seeks FDA Okay for ’Less Harmful’ Claim

A small Virginia company, Star Scientific, Inc., is seeking approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market one of its smokeless tobacco products as less harmful than other tobacco products, the Associated Press reported Jan. 4. Star Scientific…

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