The Food and Drug Administration has proposed social media guidelines that would require drug companies using Twitter to include the risks of their products along with benefits.
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As an effort to raise national awareness, an initiative of the National Association of School Nurses has been informing parents, teens, and educators about teen prescription drug abuse and its serious risks.
The governors of five New England states announced Tuesday they are working together to tackle heroin and prescription painkiller abuse, The New York Times reports.
The manufacturer of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder drug Vyvanse has agreed to study the drug in preschool children, at the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Big tobacco companies are moving into the e-cigarette market, concerning public health groups that say they are concerned the companies will market the products to youth.
A North Carolina opioid overdose prevention program has succeeded in dramatically cutting overdose deaths in one county, according to Medscape. The program is now being rolled out statewide.
State governors, legislatures and law enforcement across the country are scrambling to respond to the resurgence of heroin, USA Today reports.
A small but growing number of police officers are using the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, as they respond to more cases of heroin and opioid pill overdoses, according to The New York Times.
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