Addiction
Hospitals put Native Americans at opioid risk, audit says  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
A U.S. government audit that has been made public found that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses more
Audit: Hospitals put Native Americans at risk with opioids  ABC NEWS · 14 hours
A federal audit released Monday finds that government hospitals placed Native Americans at increased risk for opioid abuse and overdoses more
The Latest: Drugmaker: Email does not reflect company stance  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A drugmaker says an email from a former employee telling a distributor to order more opioids even if they weren't needed is antithetical to the company's stance more
Counties: Drug companies shipped suspicious opioid orders  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Two Ohio counties say in new court filings that drugmakers and distributors violated regulations by shipping suspicious orders of powerful prescription opioids more
The Latest: Suit: Firms didn't stop suspicious opioid orders  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Two Ohio counties say in a court filing that drugmakers and distributors ignored a requirement that companies refuse to send suspicious orders of the powerful painkillers more
Amid teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ Juul taps addiction expert as medical director  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Juul Labs, the nation's leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, has hired as its medical director a prominent University of California researcher known for his work on the... more
Q&A: Newly public data maps opioid crisis across US  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A trove of federal data made public for the first time this week shows that prescription opioids were shipped to places where the overdose crisis was at its worst more
Cigarette butts hamper plant growth—study  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
New research has discovered that cigarette butts—the most common form of litter on the planet—significantly reduce plant growth. more
Cigarette butts are the forgotten plastic pollution—and they could be killing our plants  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
It's amazing how quickly people have ditched plastic straws thanks to campaigns to discourage us from using such "pointless plastic." Yet rarely... more
FDA announces new education campaign for safe disposal of unused opioids from homes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a new education campaign to help Americans understand the important role... more
Buried in opioids, sickened community eyes drugmakers' role  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region more
Oklahoma County seeking lawsuit against opioid manufacturers  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Oklahoma County has joined more than 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute opioid manufacturers for damages caused by the opioid epidemic more
A community ponders role of drugmakers in opioid struggle  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region more
Rural Ohio county shows the impact of opioid influx  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Newly released prescription opioid statistics underscore how widespread pill use has been in towns and small cities of America's Appalachian region more
Authorities: Pharmaceutical distributor indicted for opioids  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Federal authorities say a wholesale pharmaceutical distributor and others have been charged in Ohio with conspiring to distribute millions of painkiller pills more
Potential benefits and risks of using e-cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
While cigarette use for high school students is at an all-time low (8%), 21% of students in the United States report using e-cigarettes in the past month, which is the highest level to date. more
Over 1 million years of life lost in Ohio from overdose deaths, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to... more
Data shows flood of opioids across US, many of them generics  ABC NEWS · 5 days
The maker of OxyContin has been cast as the chief villain in the nation's opioid crisis. But newly released government figures suggest Purdue Pharma had plenty... more
Report calls for radical rethink on support given to released prisoners recovering from addiction  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
A major new report examining the help given to prisoners recovering from addiction has set out a series of "blueprints"... more
Family members' drugs may be risk factor for overdose in individuals without prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid overdoses were responsible for more than 42,000 deaths in 2016. more
Federal data shows opioid shipments ballooned as crisis grew  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Newly released federal data shows that drug companies shipped more prescription opioids as an overdose crisis grew more
What to call someone who uses heroin?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A first-of-its-kind study has found that people entering treatment for heroin use most often called themselves 'addicts,' but preferred that others called them 'people who use drugs.' more
Prescribed opioids associated with overdose risk for family members without prescriptions  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Access to family members' drugs may be a strong risk factor for overdose in individuals without their own prescriptions, according to a new study. more
Cannabis treatment counters addiction: First study of its kind  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
An Australian study has demonstrated that cannabis-based medication helps tackle dependency on cannabis, one of the most widely used drugs globally. A new article provides the first strong evidence that... more
Medicare moving toward covering acupuncture for back pain  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Medicare says it's moving toward covering acupuncture for chronic low back pain as a potential alternative to opioid painkillers that can become addictive more
Latest: Oklahoma prosecutor calls drugmaker opioid 'kingpin'  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has described consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson as the "kingpin" company that helped fuel the state's opioid crisis during closing arguments in the state's case against the drugmaker more
Surgery before pregnancy linked to higher risk of opioid withdrawal in babies  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study. more
New regulations on e-cigarettes may have unintended consequences  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix,... more
Maternal prepregnancy surgery linked to increased risk of opioid withdrawal in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Babies whose mothers underwent surgery before pregnancy have an increased risk of opioid withdrawal symptoms at birth, according to a new study done at the University... more
Patients taking opioids for chronic pain could face health care access problems  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Finding a new doctor for health checkups and general care can pose a challenge to anyone. But for people who take prescription opioid pills... more
Competition to grow medical marijuana in Utah heats up  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Candidates for the medical marijuana grower program in Utah include a longtime alfalfa farmer whose battle with cancer sparked an interest in cannabis and an ambitious hemp processor who lost... more
Seeing greenery linked to less intense and frequent unhealthy cravings  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
New research shows that being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods. more
Researchers analyze link between videogame addiction and school inadaptation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A team of researchers from the departments of Medicine and Education Sciences of the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Castellón (Spain) has analyzed the relation between the addiction to videogames... more
Exposure to nearby greenspace associated with reduced cravings  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods, new research has shown. more
Patients treated with NSAIDs use less opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. more
Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with NSAIDS  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. more
Closing arguments set in Oklahoma's case against drugmakers  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Closing arguments in Oklahoma's case blaming consumer products giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries for the state's opioid drug crisis are expected to begin on Monday more
Reckitt Benckiser pays $1.4 billion in opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Reckitt Benckiser says it will pay $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. investigations into its marketing of an anti-addiction drug more
Prescribing opioids for a sprained ankle?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new research report shows an increase in patients being prescribed opioids after experiencing an ankle sprain. The authors urge fellow physicians to be aware of the current treatment guidelines. more
Medicare going in ‘right direction’ on opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Prescriptions for two drugs used to treat opioid addiction increased significantly from 2016 to 2018 for people on Medicare, according to a federal report out Wednesday. more
Safety concerns: Herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but new research suggests that it is not safe to use as an herbal... more
Symptom-triggered medication for neonatal opioid withdrawal yields shorter hospital stays  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A study found that symptom-triggered medication dosing for neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome instead of infants receiving a fixed schedule of medication with a long taper reduced the length... more
Light therapy could replace opioids as main treatment for cancer treatment side effect  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of... more
Addicted to Ran, ovarian cancer cells stop moving when deprived  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In a new study, researchers have shown the key role that a protein called Ran plays in the mobility of ovarian cancer cells. They demonstrated these cells cannot... more
Beating addiction: Why our brains may struggle to ignore alcohol, food cues  MNT · 2 weeks
A first-of-its-kind experiment shows that ignoring addiction-related cues is something that we can control by exercising executive brain functions. more
Medical News Today: Beating addiction: Why our brains may struggle to ignore alcohol, food cues  MNT · 2 weeks
A first-of-its-kind experiment shows that ignoring addiction-related cues is something that we can control by exercising executive brain... more
Herbal supplement used to treat addiction and pain is not safe, research says  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The herb kratom is increasingly being used to manage pain and treat opioid addiction, but it's not safe to use as an... more
Teens abusing painkillers are more likely to later use heroin  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that teens who use prescription opioids to get high are more likely to start using heroin by high school graduation. more
Study finds alarmingly high rate of opioid prescriptions for osteoarthritis patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Opioids work against severe pain but the risks of side effects and addiction are high. In the USA alone, 26 people die every day from overdoses. more
PDFNJ campaign emphasizes the hazards of prescription opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A powerful new message in Times Square from the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey emphasizes the dangers of prescription opioids. more
Role of hospital and health-system pharmacists in drug therapy monitoring  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As hospitals look for ways to stem the opioid crisis, a survey of health-system pharmacy directors released today found that most large health systems have active stewardship programs... more
Unraveling the brain's reward circuits  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Food, alcohol, and certain drugs all act to reduce the activity of hunger neurons and to release reward signals in the brain, but alcohol and drugs rely on a different pathway than does food, according to a new... more
Could marijuana be an effective pain alternative to prescription medications?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking to avoid prescription and over the... more
Study finds electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A research team has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain. more
Study shows how cannabis could be effective for both pain relief and insomnia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study has shown how cannabis could be an effective treatment option for both pain relief and insomnia, for those looking... more
Electronic cigarettes produce stress response in neural stem cells, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A research team at the University of California, Riverside, has found that electronic cigarettes, often targeted to youth and pregnant women, produce a stress response in... more
Scientists conclude cigar-shaped interstellar object not an alien spaceship  REUTERS · 3 weeks
After investigating the nature of a mysterious and apparently cigar-shaped object called 'Oumuamua spotted in 2017 speeding through... more
Concurrent use of benzodiazepine and opioids complicates neonatal abstinence syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Babies born after being exposed to both opioids and benzodiazepines before birth are more likely to have severe drug withdrawal, requiring medications like morphine for treatment, compared to... more
Birth, child outcomes linked with maternal opioid use during pregnancy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In utero exposure to opioids was associated with higher risks for short- and long-term adverse outcomes including preterm birth and neurodevelopmental and physical health disorders in children. more
Opioids study shows high-risk counties across the country, suggests local solutions  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Dozens of counties in the Midwest and South are at the highest risk for opioid deaths in the United States, say researchers. more
Study: Dozens of counties in the U.S. are at highest risk for opioid deaths  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Dozens of counties in the Midwest and South are at the highest risk for opioid deaths in the United States,... more
Opioids are major cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Utah  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Stephanie lay in the Salt Lake County jail bunk bed and thought, "Everything would be better if I just died." more
Medical News Today: Are our brains addicted to information?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that our brains may be addicted to information via a mechanism similar to the one involved in compulsive snacking. more
Are our brains addicted to information?  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that our brains may be addicted to information via a mechanism similar to the one involved in compulsive snacking. more
Restored Mission Control comes alive 50 years after Apollo  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Gone is the haze of cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke. Gone are the coffee, soda and pizza stains. With only a few exceptions, NASA's Apollo-era Mission Control has been restored... more
Malaysia plans to decriminalize drug use to battle addiction  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Malaysia's government plans to drop criminal penalties for the possession and use of drugs in small quantities as a way to battle addiction but stresses it's not legalizing drugs more
US government seeks part of Oklahoma's $270M opioid deal  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The federal government is seeking a portion of Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state's ongoing lawsuit against opioid drug makers more
Feds seek portion of Oklahoma's $270M opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The federal government is seeking a portion of Oklahoma's $270 million settlement with Purdue Pharma that stemmed from the state's ongoing lawsuit against opioid drug makers more
Cedars-Sinai pharmacist offers advice for safely discarding unused medications  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Every year, millions of Americans misuse or abuse prescription medications, sometimes leading to emergency room visits, addiction or even death. The problem has worsened amid the ongoing opioid crisis. more
Oklahoma nears end to case in trial against drug makers  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Oklahoma is close to wrapping up its presentation of evidence against Johnson & Johnson in the state's case alleging the consumer products giant and its subsidiaries helped fuel... more
Early adversity could make individuals more vulnerable to stress-related drinking during adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Many factors influence alcohol consumption during adulthood. Individuals who experience early adversity in their lives tend to be more vulnerable to stress-related drinking or... more
Pharmacist admits stealing drugs from veterans facility  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
The former chief pharmacist at a medical facility for veterans in Pennsylvania has admitted stealing more than 12,000 doses of medication to fuel his own drug addictions more
Interaction between antidepressants and opioid pain medication contributes to lesser pain relief  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a study from University Hospitals. more
San Francisco set to ban sales of e-cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors is slated to vote Tuesday to ban the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes in the city. The city is the corporate home of Juul Labs, the biggest... more
Common antidepressants interact with opioid med to lessen pain relief  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Common antidepressants interact with the opioid pain medication tramadol to make it less effective for pain relief, according to a new study. These findings have important implications for... more
San Francisco is 1st major US city to ban e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes after supervisors gave the measure its second and final vote Tuesday more
Meth in the morning, heroin at night: Inside the seesaw struggle of dual addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In the 25 years since she snorted her first line of meth at a club in San Francisco, Kim has... more
Low rates of recommended treatment for tobacco dependence in patients hospitalized with SUDs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Tobacco dependence is very common in patients hospitalized with substance use disorders (SUDs) – but most don't receive recommended treatment for tobacco... more
Studies show no evidence of fall in cigarette consumption due to WHO’s FCTC  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
There is no statistical evidence that global cigarette consumption has fallen as a result of the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on... more
Scientists discover new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More than three decades ago, scientists discovered that a chemical found in a synthetic opioid, MPTP, induced the onset of a form of Parkinson's disease. more
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