Use of synthetic drugs is expanding around the world, according to a new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Almost
A group of retired National Football League (NFL) players filed a lawsuit this week, alleging the league illegally supplied them with prescription painkillers. The drugs
Law enforcement officials in New York City say the heroin trade there is surging to the highest level seen in more than 20 years. The
Three-quarters of patients who visit a Detroit emergency room at least 10 times a year—known as “super-frequent” users—have a substance use disorder, a new study
A new government study finds more than 10,000 toddlers in the United States are receiving medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) outside established guidelines.
A single episode of binge drinking can increase toxins in the blood that can be harmful to health, according to a new study. The toxins
Overdose deaths from prescription narcotics tripled from 2009-2010, compared with a decade earlier, according to a new government report.
An extended-release drug to treat alcohol and opioid dependence can lead to savings in healthcare costs, even though the drug itself is expensive, a new study concludes.
E-cigarette use is not leading many people who smoke regular cigarettes to quit, a new study concludes. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco also found e-cigarettes are being heavily marketed to young people.
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