Category results for "Prevention"

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Law Requiring Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a challenge by the tobacco industry to a federal law requiring that cigarette packages carry graphic warning labels, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Commentary: Recognizing the Contribution of Adolescent Substance Use to Poor School Performance

Although the association between substance use and academic performance has been on the radar of researchers for quite some time, what is under-recognized by researchers and policy makers alike is the contribution of substance use to poor academic performance, suggest two leading experts.

Some Pain Doctors Concerned About FDA’s Decision Not to Approve Generic OxyContin

Some pain doctors say they are concerned the Food and Drug Administration’s decision earlier this week not to approve generic versions of the original version of OxyContin could lead to less effective drugs that are potentially addictive, NPR reports.

Senators Call on FDA to Restrict E-Cigarette Sales and Marketing to Children

Five U.S. senators are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to restrict the sale, distribution and marketing of e-cigarettes and other nicotine products to children and young adults.

Governments Can Reduce Drinking by Limiting Density of Liquor Stores: Report

Local governments can reduce excessive drinking by regulating the density of stores that sell alcohol, according to a new report.

Banning Smoking in Subsidized Housing Could Save Over $500 Million Annually

Banning smoking in public housing and units covered by rental assistance programs could save $521 million annually, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

FDA Will Not Approve Generic Versions of Original OxyContin

The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it will not approve any generic versions of the original form of OxyContin. The move is aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse, Reuters reports.

Generic Drug Makers Await FDA Decision on OxyContin

Generic drug makers are waiting for the Food and Drug Administration to decide whether they must make tamper-resistant forms of OxyContin, or if they can produce the original version, The Wall Street Journal reports. OxyContin’s first patent expires Tuesday.

Planting False Memories of Getting Sick from Alcohol Might Reduce Drinking: Study

A new study suggests planting false memories of getting sick from alcohol may influence a person to drink less of that type of alcohol in the future.

Companies Use Data Analysis to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

A growing number of companies are using data analysis to fight prescription drug abuse, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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