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U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who have post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychiatric disorders are more likely than veterans without mental health issues to receive prescription opioids for pain, according to a new study.

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A federal judge has ruled that drug distribution companies must “self-police” to track unusually big drug shipments that might be used improperly.

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Widely distributing the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, and training people in how to use it, could save many lives, suggests a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

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The Drug Enforcement Administration has charged a major health care company and two Florida CVS pharmacies with violating their licenses to sell controlled drugs.

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated guidelines for doctors and hospitals on how they can identify and monitor infants exposed to opioids and other drugs of addiction.

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Adults who continue occasional “hard” drug use into middle age are at increased risk of premature death, a new study suggests.

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Alcohol abuse related to domestic violence is an increasing problem in the U.S. Army, according to a new study that also found the suicide rate among active-duty soldiers reached an all-time high last year.

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A Florida doctor has sued CVS for not filling his prescriptions, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Late last year, the company sent letters to a small number of doctors in Florida telling them it would no longer fill prescriptions they wrote for oxycodone and other Schedule II narcotic drugs.

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One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Pharmacists on Long Island, New York, and elsewhere throughout the country, are rattled by several recent drug robberies by criminals wielding guns that turned deadly.

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