Two U.S. senators this week urged federal officials to expand access to buprenorphine to treat heroin and painkiller addiction.
A number of challenges stand in the way of successful treatment for heroin addiction, experts tell The Courier-Journal. The public must demand a better system for addiction treatment, they say.
After health officials warned antidepressant use could lead to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts among young people, there was a rise in suicide attempts in this age group, according to a new study.
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.
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