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Teen Vapers Who Want To Quit Look For Help Via Text  NPR · 3 hours
Starting to vape is easy, but quitting a nicotine habit can be tough, teens are finding. Some vaping cessation programs have begun to reach out to... more
Involving patients in pain management decisions significantly reduces opioid prescriptions  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Women who undergo a hysterectomy are often prescribed at least twice as many opioids as they use - but there may be a simple way to change that. more
The Latest: NYC, California sue post office over cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
New York City and the state of California are suing the U.S. Postal Service to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to U.S.... more
NYC, California sue Postal Service over smuggled cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 18 hours
New York City and California are suing the US Postal Service to stop tens of thousands of cigarette packages from being mailed from foreign countries to US residents more
NYC and California sue US postal service over cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
The city of New York and the state of California are suing the U.S. Postal Service to stop tens of thousands of packages of cigarettes from being shipped through the... more
US endorses tobacco pouches as less risky than cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 21 hours
Tobacco pouches from Swedish Match win first FDA endorsement for a "reduced-risk" alternative to smoking more
One in three patients may experience side effects from ketamine infusions for pain management  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
As the opioid epidemic continues to devastate the United States, ketamine use has grown as a pain management alternative, yet... more
The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Not every state wants to sign on to a potential $48 billion settlement to opioid lawsuits across the country; one said it's not a framework but rather a "pile of... more
The Latest: State lawyers: We're confident of opioid deal  ABC NEWS · 2 days
State attorneys general who are negotiating with drug companies say they're confident that other state and local governments will sign on to a settlement in principle with five companies over... more
$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the toll of opioids, averting what would... more
The Latest: Attorneys general still want big deal on opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 days
A group of state attorneys general say they're still pushing to finalize a nationwide settlement over the toll of opioids with companies in the drug industry more
Companies reach $260 million deal to settle opioids lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a $260 million deal to settle a lawsuit related to the nation's opioid crisis more
The Latest: Companies reach deal to settle opioids lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the nation's opioid crisis more
Companies reach tentative deal to settle opioids lawsuit  ABC NEWS · 2 days
The nation's three largest drug distributors and a drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the nation's opioid crisis more
For generation Juul, nicotine addiction happens fast and is hard to shake  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
When Will tried his first vape during his sophomore year, he didn’t know what to expect. It was just something he had vaguely heard... more
One in five patients prescribed opioids after cardiac device implantation surgery, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
One in five patients is prescribed opioids after having a pacemaker or similar device implanted, according to a large US study conducted... more
Study: One-third of children having tonsillectomies benefitted from opioid-free surgery and recovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Nearly one-third of children who had surgery to remove their tonsils did not need opioids to get adequate pain relief during and after surgery,... more
1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution  ABC NEWS · 2 days
First federal trial on U.S. opioid crisis is to focus on how powerful prescription painkillers were distributed more
Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits  ABC NEWS · 3 days
A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy is suggesting other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle lawsuits seeking to hold the industry accountable for the national... more
Systematic review: Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Medical marijuana shows early promise to lessen opioid use and potential abuse, suggests a systematic review of published studies being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019 annual... more
Unnecessary opioid prescribing after cesarean delivery remains high  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nearly 90% of women who did not use opioids in the hospital after cesarean delivery were nonetheless discharged with a prescription for opioids, according to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2019... more
Colorectal surgery patients in ERAS program report less pain, use fewer opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Colorectal surgery patients who were a part of an enhanced recovery after surgery program had less pain, while using nearly half as many opioids,... more
Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trial  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Negotiations aimed at a major settlement of opioid lawsuits have ended for the day without a deal more
CEOs, attorneys general trying to reach opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Chief executives of a handful of pharmaceutical and drug distribution companies are negotiating with government attorneys to see if they can reach a settlement ahead of the first federal trial over the... more
Vaping propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine may lead to lung inflammation  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers have found that using e-cigarettes with the e-liquid refills containing propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG) may lead to inflammation of the lungs over... more
Training social workers to address and respond to the opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Nancy Ochoa was 15 years old the first time she used heroin with a group of friends. At 16, four months after the birth of her... more
Medical News Today: Could a unique new fungus offer an opioid alternative?  MNT · 6 days
A new discovery in the estuarine waters of Tasmania may lead to the development of a safe and effective alternative to opioids, scientists reveal. more
Researchers find behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to Boston University School of Medicine researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating,... more
Vaping helps 50,000 cigarette smokers quit in England each year  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Thousands of cigarette smokers have been able to quit in the UK by switching to e-cigarettes, also known as vapes, claims a new study published in the journal... more
Vaping Outbreak Death Toll Reaches 33  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
Nearly three dozen people have died from vaping-related lung illnesses as the nationwide outbreak that continues to grow. more
Vaping-related illnesses still rising, though at slower pace  ABC NEWS · 6 days
As U.S. outbreak of U.S. vaping-related illnesses grows, a shrinking percentage of patients vaped only nicotine more
Jury seated in opioid case, but settlement talks go on  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A jury has been selected for the first federal opioid trial, but talks to settle the case before opening arguments next week are taking another step more
Juul halts sales of fruit, dessert flavors for e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Juul Labs stops selling fruit and dessert flavors for its electronic cigarettes more
The Latest: Jury chosen for opioid trial, but talks continue  ABC NEWS · 6 days
A jury has been chosen for the first federal trial on the opioid crisis even as the push for a settlement continues more
Evidence of behavioral, biological similarities between compulsive overeating and addiction  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Does yo-yo dieting drive compulsive eating? There may be a connection. According to researchers the chronic cyclic pattern of overeating followed by undereating, reduces the brain's ability to... more
Even short-term 'vaping' causes inflammation in non-smokers  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
E-cigarette use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults. Inflammation from smoking is an... more
Cultivating joy through mindfulness: An antidote to opioid misuse, the disease of despair  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain's response to natural, healthy rewards while also... more
The Latest: Jury selection resumes for opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Jury selection for a major trial on the toll of opioids has resumed even as major drug distributors and manufacturers press for a settlement of thousands of claims against them more
Opioid industry presses for settlement as jury is built  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Lawyers in the first federal opioid trial resumed selecting a jury Thursday even as a push continued to settle the case before arguments begin more
Smoke signals: Study shows path linking nicotine addiction to increased risk for diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Researchers have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a... more
Opioid industry presses for settlement as trial looms  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Major drug distributors and manufacturers are pressing to settle thousands of claims against them related to the nation's persistent opioid crisis as their trial date draws closer more
The Latest: Day 1 of opioid lawsuit jury selection concludes  ABC NEWS · 7 days
The first day of jury selection in a landmark federal opioid lawsuit in federal court in Cleveland has concluded more
Mindfulness could boost opioid use disorder treatment  MNT · 7 days
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings. more
Medical News Today: Mindfulness could boost opioid use disorder treatment  MNT · 7 days
A new study offers evidence that mindfulness could boost the effectiveness of traditional therapy for opioid use disorder, improving control over cravings. more
Temple researchers win NIH grant to study HIV-related neuroinflammation in context of opioid addiction  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a Temple research team a 5-year, $3.27 million grant to study neuroinflammation following... more
Researchers identify circuit that links cigarette smoking and risk of developing diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have discovered a circuit in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of... more
The Latest: Opioid lawyers picking jury in hard-hit area  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Attorneys in a landmark opioid trial in Cleveland must pick a jury from a pool of people in a state that's been ravaged by the addiction and overdose crisis more
Current advances in research in treatment and recovery: Nicotine addiction  Science Magazine · 7 days
The health harms of combusted tobacco use are undeniable. With market and regulatory pressures to reduce the harms of nicotine delivery by combustion, the tobacco product landscape has... more
Officials say death of Montana teenager was vaping-related  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Health officials say a teenager in Montana has died of a lung disease associated with a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses more
Study reports first evidence of biological changes related to e-cig use in never-smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
E-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig... more
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report metabolic... more
The Latest: Potential opioid jurors asked about drug firms  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Lawyers and the judge in a landmark opioid trial are screening potential jurors for bias involving their views on drug companies more
A rat's brain, on and off methamphetamine  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant physical and psychological symptoms they experience when they stop taking the drug. Now, researchers report in... more
Study report first evidence of biological changes related to e-cig use in never-smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
E-cigarette (e-cig) use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig... more
The Latest: Jury selection begins in landmark opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Jury selection has begun in the first federal trial on the opioid crisis after a last-minute effort to delay the case more
The Latest: Judge denies delay in federal opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 7 days
Attorneys for several defendants in a landmark opioid trial in Cleveland have asked a federal judge to delay it because of media coverage surrounding a possible $18 billion settlement more
Jury selection set to begin in landmark federal opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Jury selection is scheduled to begin in the first federal trial over the opioids epidemic more
Developing new mobile app to target victims of rural child sex trafficking  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report... more
The Latest: Michigan governor vows to appeal e-cig ruling  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Michigan governor says she will appeal a ruling that blocks enforcement of state's ban on flavored e-cigarettes more
New study: Opioid crisis cost US economy $631B over 4 years  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A new study finds that the opioid crisis cost the U.S. economy $631 billion over the past four years more
New federal grant to expand outreach to help underserved communities battle opioid epidemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
According to government data, more than 70,000 Americans died in 2017 by overdosing on opioids. In response to the opioid crisis, the... more
Judge blocks Michigan's ban on flavored e-cigarettes  ABC NEWS · 1 week
A Michigan judge is blocking the state's two-week-old ban on flavored e-cigarettes more
Mindfulness may reduce opioid cravings, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to researchers. more
Why Are Healthy People Dying From Vaping?  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 week
The mysterious vaping outbreak in the U.S. has led to nearly 1,300 lung injuries and 26 deaths as of this week. more
Bioelectronic implant could prevent opioid deaths  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers are developing a novel, implantable device that can sense the effects of a potentially fatal level of ingested opioids and then automatically and immediately deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone. more
Medical News Today: Lung injury outbreak: CDC warn against certain vaping products  MNT · 1 week
As the number of vaping-related lung injury cases in the U.S. reaches almost 1,300, the CDC warn of the dangers of some e-cigarettes and... more
Mindfulness and medication for opioid dependence may reduce cravings  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and... more
Overdose prevention should also focus on alcohol use, study suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
For several years, the national spotlight has shone on the need to prevent and rapidly treat opioid overdoses. But a new study suggests a need for more focus... more
Caution urged in reducing opioids for pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
After years and decades in which healthcare providers were freely prescribing opiates for all sorts of painful conditions, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published guidelines to help bring down opioid... more
Using mindfulness approach to tackle opioid crisis  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Boston Medical Center was awarded a multi-million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health to improve function for chronic lower back pain (cLBP) using a non-pharmacologic approach. more
Opioid Rx dosages drop with state law changes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The total amount of opioids dispensed per new opioid prescription decreased by 22% in Penn Medicine outpatient practices in New Jersey after the state passed a law limiting prescriptions to a five-day... more
Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma, its owners  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A judge has said he will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and its owners for six months in hopes of finalizing a settlement over the OxyContin maker's role in the... more
The Latest: Judge will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A judge has said he will halt lawsuits against Purdue Pharma and its owners for six months in hopes of finalizing a settlement over the OxyContin maker's role in the... more
The Latest: Purdue Pharma proposes $200M for opioid crisis  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Purdue Pharma has agreed to advance $200 million to battle the opioid crisis within six months in exchange for a pause on litigation against family members who own the company more
Pittcon 2020 Plenary Lecture announced  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Pittcon is pleased to announce Dr. Ziva Cooper as the 2020 Plenary Lecturer. Dr. Cooper’s lecture is entitled Cannabis Constituents as Novel Strategies to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic. more
Cigarettes weave a complex path through past century, historian finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Tobacco is not a simple crop. It is commodity fraught with health, economic and political implications. These last are the focus of Sarah Milov's new book. more
As vaping illnesses rise, so do pleas to quit-smoking help lines  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
These are just a few of the messages that teen vapers texted in September to the new "My Life, My Quit" program, which offers phone, text... more
Judge to hear arguments on stopping suits against Sacklers  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
How much the Sackler family should be held accountable for the role its company, Purdue Pharma, played in the nation's opioid crisis will be at the center of a hearing... more
Vaping Outbreak Death Toll Climbs to More Than 2 Dozen  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
More than two dozen people have died in connection with an outbreak of vaping-related lung illnesses across the U.S. more
Court denies attempts to stop opioid trial before it begins  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A federal appeals court has denied an effort led by Ohio's attorney general to stop a bellwether trial over the opioid crisis from starting this month more
E-cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis products are littering high schools  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
High schools in the San Francisco Bay area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a... more
US vaping illnesses continue to rise, cause still a mystery  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The outbreak of U.S. vaping-related illnesses grows by more than 200 more cases more
Federal court rules against 2 efforts to stop opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A federal appeals court has denied two efforts to upend a trial over the opioid crisis that is scheduled to start this month in Cleveland more
Court denies attempt led by Ohio to stop opioid trial  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A federal appeals court has denied an effort led by Ohio's attorney general to stop a bellwether trial over the opioid crisis from starting this month more
Ex-smokers, light smokers not exempt from lung damage  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study shows that smoking even a few cigarettes a day is harmful to lungs and that former smokers continue to lose lung function at a faster rate than never-smokers for... more
US urges shared decisions with pain patients taking opioids  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
U.S. health officials are again warning doctors against abandoning chronic pain patients by abruptly stopping their opioid prescriptions more
‘We Vape, We Vote’: How vaping crackdowns are politicizing vapers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Vapers across the country are swarming Twitter, the White House comment line and statehouse steps with the message "We Vape, We Vote." more
Alaska doctor, nurse charged with vast opioid distribution  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Alaska doctor and nurse practitioner face federal charges of illegally distributing millions of opioid doses resulting in addiction, overdoses and deaths more
Former smokers and light smokers not exempt from lung function decline  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
People who smoke fewer than five cigarettes a day cause long-term damage to their lungs, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University... more
Melania Trump listens as teens share experiences with vaping  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Melania Trump says she's glad to see some stores pulling e-cigarettes off shelves more
NY Teenager Dies from Vaping-Related Lung Illness, Becoming Outbreak's Youngest Victim  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A New York teenager who died from a vaping-related lung illness appears to be the youngest victim in an outbreak that has sickened more than 1,000... more
Countries propose ban on e-cigarettes amid concerns about harmful health effects  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A string of deaths in the United States linked to the use of electronic cigarettes has stirred concern worldwide about their growing popularity among young people... more
Study highlights role of drugs in alcohol poisoning and blackout events  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Only one in five non-fatal alcohol overdoses results from use of alcohol alone, according to a study of patients in a large addiction treatment facility, with... more
UNC Lineberger researcher receives grant to develop effective health warnings for little cigars, cigarillos  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The National Cancer Institute has awarded University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, a... more
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