Category results for "Prevention"

8 Million Americans Have Been Saved From Smoking-Related Deaths in 50 Years: Study

Eight million Americans have been saved from dying prematurely of smoking-related causes in the 50 years since the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health was issued 50 years ago, according to a new report.

Commentary: Rapper Macklemore Takes on Prevention

Macklemore, a 30-year-old male artist with a history of drug and alcohol use, doesn’t brag about getting drunk or high; rather warns young people about the realities behind addiction, and urges his listeners to learn from his mistakes.

New York City Council Votes to Include E-Cigarettes in Public Smoking Ban

The New York City Council on Thursday voted to include e-cigarettes in the city’s public smoking ban, NPR reports.

New York, Los Angeles and Chicago Consider Banning E-Cigarettes in Public Places

New York, Los Angeles and Chicago are considering adding e-cigarettes to their public smoking bans. Public health officials in those cities say the devices are harmful and can be a gateway to smoking regular cigarettes, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Ohio Legislator Proposes Requiring Hospitals to Report Opioid-Dependent Newborns

A bill proposed by an Ohio legislator would require hospitals to report the number of opioid-dependent babies born each year, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

Synthetic Marijuana Added to Defense Department Drug Testing

The U.S. Defense Department will start randomly testing service members for synthetic marijuana, the Air Force News Service reports.

Attorneys General Urge FDA to Require Abuse-Deterrent Versions of Painkillers

Attorneys General from 42 U.S. states and territories are urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require drug companies to ensure generic prescription opioids have abuse-deterrent features.

Study Finds Five Parenting Programs Can Help Reduce Teen Behavior Problems

A study that evaluated a wide variety of parenting programs found five that help parents and children avoid teen behavior problems.

Some People May be Abusing Pets to Get Painkillers: Ohio Attorney General

The Ohio Attorney General’s office is investigating complaints that some people are abusing drugs prescribed for pets, or intentionally abusing animals to obtain painkillers.

Attorneys General of 28 States Urge FDA to Reassess Zohydro Approval

The attorneys general from 28 states are asking the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reassess its decision to approve Zohydro ER (extended release), a pure form of the painkiller hydrocodone. Earlier this month, four U.S. senators told the FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg they disagree with the agency’s decision to approve the drug.

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