A new study by the National Transportation Safety Board finds more pilots are using both potentially impairing medications and illicit drugs. The study looked at pilots who died in crashes. Most of them were private pilots.
Teens under age 17 who use marijuana every day are 60 percent less likely to graduate from high school, compared with their peers who have never used the drug, a new study finds.
Women who drink alcohol may have an increased risk of persistent infection with the human papillomavirus, according to researchers in Korea. Some varieties of the virus have the potential to cause cervical abnormalities that can lead to cancer.
The number of smoke-free homes in the United States has nearly doubled in the past 20 years, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Drug Enforcement Administration announced Monday it will allow unused narcotic painkillers such as OxyContin to be returned to pharmacies. Until now, pharmacies were not allowed to accept unused opioid painkillers.
A new government report finds 9.4 percent of Americans ages 12 and older said they used illicit drugs in 2013. Almost 20 million said they used marijuana, according to HealthDay.
The Global Commission on Drug Policy, largely composed of former world leaders, is calling on governments to decriminalize most illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine.
The governors of five New England states have asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to rescind approval of Zohydro ER, a pure form of the opioid hydrocodone.
E-cigarettes may increase the risk of addiction to cocaine and other drugs, nicotine researchers suggest in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine.
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