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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.

Maine Tops Nation in Treatment Admissions for Prescription Painkillers

New government data shows that Maine consistently outstripped other states over the past decade when measured by the number of residents seeking treatment for prescription painkillers, the Bangor Daily News reported Jan. 4.  The report, conducted by the Substance Abuse…

Study: Acculturation Stress Linked to Substance Use in Latino Teens

Acculturation stress may be part of the reason some Mexican and Mexican-American teens living in the U.S. report high rates of marijuana and alcohol use, Fox News Latino reported Dec. 30. As part of a research project funded by the National Institute…

Maine Tops Nation in Treatment Admissions for Prescription Painkillers

New government data shows that Maine consistently outstripped other states over the past decade when measured by the number of residents seeking treatment for prescription painkillers.

Study: Acculturation Stress Linked to Substance Use in Latino Teens

Acculturation stress may be part of the reason some Mexican and Mexican-American teens living in the U.S. report high rates of marijuana and alcohol use.

Mass. Expands Prescription Drug Tracking, Will Check More IDs

A Massachusetts program requiring patients to show photo IDs when they pick up prescriptions has been expanded to help prevent abuse, overdoses, and contain costs, The Boston Globe reported Jan. 1. Patients already had to show ID when picking up…

Mass. Expands Prescription Drug Tracking, Will Check More IDs

Massachusetts has added cough medicines with codeine, sedatives, some anti-anxiety medication, and other Schedule 3, 4, and 5 drugs to its program that requires patients to show photo IDs when picking up certain prescriptions.

ER Visits Due to Prescription Drug Abuse Double in Five Years

Federal data shows that prescription drug abuse now sends twice as many people to the emergency room (ER) as it did five years ago — outstripping illegal drugs for the third year in a row.

ER Visits Due to Prescription Drug Abuse Double in Five Years

Federal data shows that prescription drug abuse now sends twice as many people to the emergency room (ER) as it did five years ago — outstripping illegal drugs for the third year in a row, the White House Office of…

Opioid Pain Contracts Can Damage Patient Trust, Bioethics Panel Says

A group of physicians and experts on pain policy have published an article arguing that while opioid treatment contracts between patients and their physicians can be useful, they can be harmful for the patient-physician relationship unless presented in the right…

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