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Entries for May 2014

Overdose deaths from prescription narcotics tripled from 2009-2010, compared with a decade earlier, according to a new government report.


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An extended-release drug to treat alcohol and opioid dependence can lead to savings in healthcare costs, even though the drug itself is expensive, a new study concludes.


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E-cigarette use is not leading many people who smoke regular cigarettes to quit, a new study concludes. Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco also found e-cigarettes are being heavily marketed to young people.


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Prisons in Ohio have a large population of people addicted to heroin and painkillers, an official told the state Senate Finance Committee this week.


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Top headlines of the week from Friday, May 9- Thursday, May 15, 2014.


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Miami University is using an innovative approach to preventing prescription drug abuse among its students. Before prescribing medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the university student counseling service requires students to participate in a workshop about time management, and another session about taking medication safely.


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A new study finds two medications that can help people quit drinking are rarely used. The drugs, naltrexone and acamprosate, could be helping many thousands of people, the researchers say.


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The Clinton Foundation wants to decrease the cost of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration approved a handheld device that delivers a single dose of naloxone.


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Male college students are much more likely to drive after smoking marijuana than to drive after drinking, a new study finds.


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Young people who misuse prescription stimulants to increase their attention span and memory may be risking long-term impairment to brain function, a new study suggests.


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