Treatment for heroin addiction is most effective if it includes both inpatient and outpatient therapy, according to a new study.
Soldiers are almost four times more likely than civilians to use prescription opioids to treat their pain, researchers at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have found. Almost half of U.S. soldiers returning home report chronic pain.
A new study finds smokers who use the prescription drug varenicline together with nicotine patches are more successful in giving up cigarettes for up to six months, compared with those who use the drug alone.
Sales of recreational marijuana are scheduled to begin as early as Tuesday in Washington state. The first 24 marijuana retailer licenses were issued by the state’s Liquor Control Board on Monday, NPR reports.
Policy changes in Florida have led to a drop in opioid prescriptions, according to a new government report. Prescription rates for opioids remain high in some states, including Alabama, West Virginia and Tennessee.
School districts around the country are implementing e-cigarette bans as part of their tobacco policies, according to USA Today.
CVS Caremark will no longer sell single-ingredient pseudoephedrine products in West Virginia, The Wall Street Journal reports. Pseudoephedrine is a popular source of chemicals used in methamphetamine labs.
Marijuana use is increasing in the United States as Americans change their attitude about the drug’s risks, according to a new report by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime. Globally, marijuana use seems to be decreasing.
The consumer advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest is urging the Food and Drug Administration to put safety warnings on energy drinks, according to Reuters. The drinks have been linked to 17 deaths in the past two years.
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