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Leading Critic of Menthol Cigarettes Resigns from FDA Advisory Committee

Gregory N. Connolly, a professor of public health at Harvard, has resigned from a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee that will soon make recommendations on whether to ban menthol in cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reported Jan. 5….

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 way.

Leading Critic of Menthol Cigarettes Resigns from FDA Advisory Committee

Gregory N. Connolly, a professor of public health at Harvard, has resigned from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee that will soon make recommendations on whether to ban menthol in cigarettes.

Addiction Webcast Goes Off the Air

The Afflicted and Affected, an internet show focused on addiction, is shutting down after three years, according to an announcement released Jan. 4.

Supply of Anti-Smoking Drug Runs Out After Japan Raises Cigarette Tax

A Japanese cigarette tax increase intended to get smokers to quit has been so successful that supplies of an anti-smoking drug ran out twelve days after the tax hike, The New York Times reported Jan. 3. The tax, which went…

FDA to Require Reviews of New Tobacco Products

Tobacco companies will have to obtain approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for all new products brought to market, as well as some products previously released.

Supply of Anti-Smoking Drug Runs Out After Japan Raises Cigarette Tax

A Japanese cigarette tax increase intended to get smokers to quit has been so successful that supplies of an anti-smoking drug ran out twelve days after the tax hike.

New Fla. Gov. Shutters State Drug Control Office

A spokesman for Rick Scott, the Florida governor who took office this month, said the governor was closing down the state’s Office of Drug Control, the Miami Herald reported Dec. 22. Scott campaigned on a promise to cut government waste….

New Fla. Gov. Shutters State Drug Control Office

A spokesman for Rick Scott, the Florida governor who took office this month, said the governor was closing down the state's Office of Drug Control.

Study: AA Can Help Women Leaving Prison Cut Drinking

Regular attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings appears to have a positive impact on reducing drinking among women released from incarceration, according to a new study.

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