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.
Adults who continue occasional “hard” drug use into middle age are at increased risk of premature death, a new study suggests.
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.
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.
One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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.
The drug maker Novartis is recalling 1,645 lots of certain over-the-counter medication, including Excedrin and Gas-X, because the products could potentially contain stray capsules or caplets from other products. Prescription opioids including Opana, Percocet, and an extended-release version of morphine tablets were made at the same plant.
An estimated 200 million people worldwide use illegal drugs, according to a new study. The health consequences of this use are wide-ranging.
Four drug companies are developing a more powerful version of the painkiller hydrocodone. One group dedicated to fighting prescription drug abuse is concerned this new drug has a large potential for abuse.
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