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Mint-flavored vapes and the trouble with pulegone  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
Even while the recent outbreak of acute serious lung disease in vapers is challenging the skill and technology of the medical field, a new report published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on September... more
Youth in Canada is diagnosed with illness related to vaping  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Health authorities in Canada say a youth has been diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness related to vaping more
Michigan bans flavored e-cigarettes a day after New York  ABC NEWS · 10 hours
Michigan banned the sale of flavored e-cigarettes on Wednesday, the latest state to act following hundreds of serious breathing issues in people using vaping devices more
Michigan joins New York in banning flavored e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 11 hours
Michigan has joined New York in banning the sale of flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials investigate the cause of hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who have used vaping devices more
Preference for fentanyl higher among young, white, frequent opioid users  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A minority of people who use illicit opioids indicated a preference for fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that accounts for much of the recent rise in US overdose... more
Alarming number of life-threatening heart infections related to drug abuse  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues, more young people are developing a life-threatening heart infection that can result from drug abuse. more
India's government approves ban on e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
India's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses more
Alarming number of heart infections tied to opioid epidemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues, more young people are developing a life-threatening heart infection that can result from drug abuse. It predominantly affects young, white, poor men who also... more
Indian government approves ban on e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 16 hours
India's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses more
Indian govt. approves ban on e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 17 hours
India's government has decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the country's youth and causing breathing illnesses more
UVA leads statewide effort to fight opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 24 hours
The University of Virginia School of Medicine is leading a statewide effort to battle the opioid crisis and reduce the number of people dying from it. more
Panel approves ban on sale of flavored e-cigs in New York  ABC NEWS · 1 day
A state health panel has approved an emergency ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in New York more
'Blood money'? Purdue settlement would rely on opioid sales  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Some of the money in Purdue Pharma's proposed multibillion-dollar opioid settlement would come from the continued sale of opioids more
As illnesses spread, fake vape gear sells on LA streets  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Want to make a counterfeit marijuana vape that looks like the real thing? The packaging and hardware to produce authentic-looking copies of popular name brands are on sale... more
The Latest: Vaping death reported in central California  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Authorities say a central California resident has died from complications related to the use of e-cigarettes more
Social isolation derails brain development in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Female mice housed alone during adolescence show atypical development of the prefrontal cortex and resort to habitual behavior in adulthood, according to new research. These findings show how social isolation could lead to an... more
The Latest: Juul responds to California action on vaping  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Juul Labs says it agrees there is a need to crack down on counterfeit and knockoff vaping products more
Can Purdue Pharma's opioid settlement win judge's approval?  ABC NEWS · 2 days
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says its bankruptcy filing is not a way to seek refuge but rather an effort to resolve claims against it more
The Latest: First hearing set on Purdue bankruptcy  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Lawyers representing local governments say claims blaming the drug industry for the opioid crisis will continue even after one key company filed for bankruptcy protection more
California campaign will warn public of vaping dangers  ABC NEWS · 2 days
California will spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis products amid a rise in illnesses more
The Latest: California to spend $20M on vaping awareness  ABC NEWS · 2 days
California Gov. Gavin Newsom is directing the state to spend $20 million on a public awareness campaign about the dangers of vaping nicotine and cannabis more
Some Flavored E-Cigarettes Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
Electronic cigarettes flavored with mint and menthol may contain high levels of the carcinogen pulegone. more
California governor plans action amid vaping illness rise  ABC NEWS · 2 days
California's governor says he's taking action to confront youth health concerns related to vaping more
Some Flavored E-Cigarettes May Contain Cancer-Causing Chemical  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 days
Electronic cigarettes flavored with mint and menthol may contain high levels of the carcinogen pulegone. more
'Once you have it, you need it': Opioid epidemic still rages  ABC NEWS · 3 days
As lawyers exchange mountains of paper and dicker over the details of a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, Americans are dying from opioids by the... more
The Latest: Other opioid claims move ahead amid bankruptcy  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Lawyers representing local governments say claims blaming the drug industry for the opioid crisis will continue even after one key company filed for bankruptcy protection more
After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook  ABC NEWS · 3 days
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy protection in a deal that would give its future profits to those suing it over the toll of opioids more
New study identifies focus points to prevent opioid overdose deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study identifies specific locations where medication and harm reduction services for people with opioid use disorder should be available in order to have the greatest impact... more
Amid settlement talks, opioids keep taking a grim toll  ABC NEWS · 3 days
As the nation's attorneys general debate a legal settlement with Purdue Pharma, the opioid epidemic associated with its blockbuster painkiller OxyContin rages on in state after state, community after community more
The Latest: Juul reviewing NY ban, agrees action needed  ABC NEWS · 3 days
The largest player in the e-cigarette market says it's reviewing an announcement from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that would ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, but agrees there's a... more
New York moves to enact statewide flavored e-cig ban  ABC NEWS · 3 days
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directing state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing the risk of young people getting addicted to nicotine more
Cuomo pushes for flavored e-cig ban, citing risk to youth  ABC NEWS · 3 days
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's directing state health officials to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, citing the risk of young people getting addicted to nicotine more
Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis are seeking to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases more
Medical News Today: E-cigarette vapors, even without nicotine, may harm lungs  MNT · 5 days
New research in mice finds that even nicotine free vaping may harm lung function by causing an abnormal buildup of lipids and harming immune cells. more
Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker  ABC NEWS · 5 days
An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for more than a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. more
Focus points to reduce opioid overdose deaths identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A new study identifies specific locations where medication and harm reduction services for people with opioid use disorder should be available in order to have the greatest impact on reducing opioid overdose... more
Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near  ABC NEWS · 6 days
The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to... more
ATS congratulates FDA on its action to remove flavored e-cigarettes from the U.S.  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
The ATS congratulates the FDA on its important, but belated action, to remove flavored e-cigarette products from the U.S. market. Since e-cigarette... more
Vapers seek relief from nicotine addiction in — wait for it — cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Lucas McClain started smoking cigarettes in high school but switched to vaping after he heard e-cigarettes were a safer alternative. more
What we know about the US vaping illness outbreak  ABC NEWS · 6 days
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use vaping devices more
US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states  ABC NEWS · 6 days
US health officials have revised a count of vaping-related illnesses, to 380 in 36 states more
Oregon pot retailers begin pulling vape brands in lung scare  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Oregon marijuana retailers are beginning to remove vaping products from their shelves amid a nationwide scare over severe lung illnesses and deaths that have been tied to electronic... more
Chaotic talks show challenge of reaching opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Attorneys general representing about half the states say they reject the terms of a deal to settle claims against the maker of OxyContin for its role in the opioid crisis more
Polysubstance use in young adults -- are there predictable patterns?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers offer their insights on the non-medical use of prescription drugs among US young adults, exploring patterns and drivers of young adults' non-medical use of prescription drugs --... more
Some states say they'll keep fighting Purdue Pharma in court  ABC NEWS · 7 days
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement to government lawsuits over its role in a national opioid crisis, but that won't end its legal battles more
Settlement money won't restore Ohio city upended by opioids  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Public officials in Akron, Ohio, say no amount of money will restore the families and institutions that have been upended by the opioid crisis more
Mint, menthol: Vape industry has dug heels in on flavor bans  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Efforts to ban flavored e-cigarettes and reduce their appeal to youngsters have sputtered under industry pressure in over a half-dozen states this year more
Tentative opioid deal won't end court battles for Purdue  ABC NEWS · 1 week
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement to government lawsuits over its role in a national opioid crisis, but that won't end its legal battles more
Vaping group plotted lobbying efforts at Trump's DC hotel  ABC NEWS · 1 week
America's vaping industry has taken its fight to fend off regulation directly to President Donald Trump's doorstep, with a lobbying group twice booking meetings at his Washington hotel. more
What's ahead after the Purdue tentative settlement  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Wednesday's tentative settlement between Purdue Pharma, the Sackler family and some state, local and tribal governments could provide a template for a global settlement in thousands of opioid lawsuits filed in Cleveland. more
Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Roughly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative deal with Purdue Pharma, but the agreement announced Wednesday falls short of the national settlement the OxyContin maker... more
The Latest: Attorneys general are split on opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 1 week
State attorneys general are offering mixed opinions on a tentative opioid-crisis settlement reached between governments and OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, owned by the Sackler family more
Potency of Wisconsin THC cartridges may be higher than claim  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Wisconsin authorities say an operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed more
Government plans to ban flavors used in e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The federal government will act to ban thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes, a move by President Donald Trump in response to a recent surge in underage vaping that's alarmed parents, politicians... more
Trump Administration Plans to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The Trump Administration announced that it plans to finalize a policy that would remove non-tobacco-flavored e-cigarettes from the U.S. market. more
OxyContin maker reaches tentative opioid-crisis settlement  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Nearly half the states and some 2,000 local governments have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis more
Reducing opioid overdose risk in incarcerated women after prison release  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
More than 75 percent of incarcerated women in Oregon's state prison system require treatment for a substance use disorder. more
Attorneys: OxyContin maker agrees to tentative settlement  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Attorneys for some 2,000 local governments say they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis more
Is Vaping Really Safe?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
Here's a look at the science behind vaping and its effects on a person's health. The dangers of e-cigarettes are only now starting to come out. more
Government will propose banning flavors used in e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes more
Trump to propose ban on flavorings used in e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
President Donald Trump says his administration will propose banning thousands of flavors used in e-cigarettes amid an outbreak of breathing problems tied to vaping more
Opioid treatment for teens? Medications can help  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study. An estimated 900 adolescents started to misuse opioid painkillers every day in 2017, and some of... more
Teens with severe opioid use disorder can be treated with medications  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Teens who misuse prescription or illicit opioids might benefit from opioid treatment medications, according to a new study led by a Yale researcher. more
Developing next generation treatment to counteract opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
There are many moments in the human experience when tragedy elicits not only compassion, but inspiration. When Mike Zhang heard the story of a mother whose son died of an opioid overdose... more
Wisconsin man accused in illegal THC vaping cartridge scheme  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A Wisconsin man is accused of running a 10-man operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges loaded with THC oil every day for almost two years more
What we know so far about the US vaping illness outbreak  ABC NEWS · 1 week
U.S. health officials are investigating what might be causing hundreds of serious breathing illnesses in people who use vaping devices more
Wisconsin man accused of making illegal vaping cartridges  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Authorities say a Wisconsin man is accused of manufacturing thousands of vaping cartridges a day with THC oil for almost two years more
Kansas confirms state's first death linked to vaping  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Kansas health officials say they have confirmed the first death in the state related to an outbreak of a lung disease linked to vaping more
New investigation cuts through the haze surrounding 'smoke-free' tobacco products  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A class of alternative tobacco product called heat-not-burn is quickly gaining in popularity across the globe. The product manufacturers claim that these battery-operated devices produce a "clean," nicotine-laden... more
Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Americans are addicted to snacks, and it's not clear what that might mean for health and obesity more
Prolonged opioid use linked to low testosterone  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study has confirmed that a major effect of opioid overuse in adults is hypogonadism, or the abnormally low secretion of testosterone. This is associated with low sexual interest, loss of muscle and... more
Brain cells that suppress drug cravings may be the secret to better addiction medicines  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have shed light on poorly understood brain mechanisms that suppress drug and alcohol cravings, uncovering new insights that may... more
Juul warned over claims its e-cigarette safer than smoking  ABC NEWS · 1 week
FDA warns vaping giant Juul over claims its e-cigarette is safer than smoking more
Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking  ABC NEWS · 1 week
FDA warns vaping giant Juul over claims its e-cigarette is safer than smoking more
CDC warns against vaping after series of lung-disease cases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
E-cigarette use, also known as vaping, has become popular across all ages. Hundreds of people across the country have been sickened by a severe lung disease linked to e-cigarette use.... more
Fat-filled immune cells found in victims of vaping illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The frightening outbreak of mysterious respiratory illness linked to the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, have shaken the medical community. more
Vaping-related respiratory illness characterized by lipid-laden macrophages in the lungs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Doctors have identified a previously unrecognized characteristic of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has been emerging in clusters across the U.S. in recent months. more
Study examines screening and treatment of opioid-induced low testosterone in men  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Long-term opioid use previously has been linked with low testosterone in men. What has been unclear is how many men taking opioids had been screened or... more
Email: Opioid talks fail, Purdue bankruptcy filing expected  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A breakdown in settlement talks with the maker of OxyContin puts the first federal trial over the opioid epidemic on track to begin next month more
Attorneys general: Opioid settlement talks with Purdue fail  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Attorneys general: Attempts to reach opioid settlement with Purdue Pharma hit impasse; company expected to file for bankruptcy more
Opioid talks at impasse; Purdue bankruptcy filing expected  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Attempts to reach a nationwide settlement over the opioid crisis with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma have hit an impasse, and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy more
Researchers find alarming risk for people coming off chronic opioid prescriptions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A recent study found an alarming outcome: Patients coming off opioids for pain were three times more likely to die of an overdose in the years... more
US health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warning  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses more
Son's opioid addiction subjects mom to goodbye after goodbye  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Sam Ware has overdosed more than 60 times in the past year as Australia's health system makes prescription opioids cheap and easy to get more
US health officials report 3rd vaping death, repeat warning  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses more
Opioids Down Under: Australian mom fights to save son's life  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Sam Ware has overdosed more than 60 times in the past year as Australia's health system makes prescription opioids cheap and easy to get more
Vapor from e-cigarettes may impair the cells that line the lungs  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Inhaling the vapor from e-cigarettes may cause cellular changes in the lungs that increase susceptibility to viruses, find scientists. more
An opioid addiction, and an Australian's battle to survive  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Sam Ware has overdosed more than 60 times in the past year as Australia's health system makes prescription opioids cheap and easy to get more
Australian mother fights to save addicted son from opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Sam Ware has overdosed more than 60 times in the past year as Australia's health system makes prescription opioids cheap and easy to get more
Study finds alarming risk for people coming off chronic opioid therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
With a huge push to reduce opioid prescribing, little is known about the real-world benefits or risks to patients. more
A mother, a son, and a fight to survive opioids in Australia  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Sam Ware has overdosed more than 60 times in the past year as Australia's health system makes prescription opioids cheap and easy to get more
Intimate look at a mom, a son, and their battle with opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Deb Ware and her 22-year-old son Sam opened their home to The Associated Press to shine a light on the pharmaceutical opioid addiction that... more
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