'A world of hurt': 39 states to investigate Juul's marketing  ABC NEWS · 2 hours
A lecturer at Harvard Law School says an investigation by 39 states leaves Juul Labs with little choice but to change its marketing practices more
39 states investigating Juul's marketing of vaping products  ABC NEWS · 4 hours
Investigators from 39 states will look into the marketing and sales of vaping products by Juul Labs, including whether the company targeted youths and made misleading claims about nicotine content in its... more
Addicted offenders face harsher sentencing  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
Addicted offenders are more likely to receive harsher criminal sentences than those with similar brain conditions, even when those conditions result from the use of drugs, according to a team led by University of Sussex psychologists. more
Opioid prescription for chronic non-cancer pain increased in the last two-and-a-half decades  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
The number of people with chronic non-cancer pain prescribed an opioid medicine worldwide increased in the last two-and-a-half decades. more
Drugmaker Mallinckrodt reaches $1.6B opioid settlement  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
The generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt has announced a $1.6 billion deal to settle lawsuits it faces over its role in a national opioid crisis more
School nurses on the frontlines of treating opioid overdose  NEWS MEDICAL · 16 hours
As opioid overdoses continue to grab headlines, more states are providing their communities with easier access to naloxone, which can prevent death by reversing opioid overdoses. more
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma starts ad campaign for claims  ABC NEWS · 1 day
OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is rolling out an advertising campaign to let people know they can file claims against the company over the toll of its opioids more
Relapse is common for bariatric surgery patients who quit smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Although 1 in 7 adults smoke cigarettes the year prior to undergoing weight-loss surgery, nearly all successfully quit at least a month before their operation. more
Opioid settlement still elusive as some lawyers criticize it  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Lawyers for some state and local governments say the deal being offered by companies in a sweeping national settlement over the toll of opioids isn't enough more
It's a crime—but for meth cooks, it's also a job  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The motivation to start cooking meth is often driven by addiction, but a new study takes a closer look at the reasons cooks engage in this criminal behavior... more
Harmful levels of metal linked to DNA damage found in the urine of e-cigarette users  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have completed a cross-sectional human study that compares biomarkers and metal... more
Proactive outreach can be an effective way to improve long-term opioid use disorder care  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Proactive outreach, including knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids, can be an effective way to... more
Fighting against treatment-resistant opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Similar to treatment resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who do not respond to standard opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments. more
[Research Articles] Anti-PD-1 treatment impairs opioid antinociception in rodents and nonhuman primates  Science Magazine · 6 days
Emerging immunotherapies with monoclonal antibodies against programmed cell death protein–1 (PD-1) have shown success in treating cancers. However, PD-1 signaling in neurons is largely... more
Ohio governments working to craft unusual opioid bargain  ABC NEWS · 6 days
Ohio's governor, attorney general and dozens of local governments are nearing agreement on how they'd divvy up proceeds of a potentially huge settlement with the opioid industry, hoping to avoid mistakes made... more
Examining the persistence and progression of substance use disorders in delinquent youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Using data from the Northwestern Juvenile Project, Linda Teplin of Northwestern University will examine the persistence and progression of substance use disorders -- including... more
'Quit vaping' internet searches increased during EVALI outbreak  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Experts call for new graphic warnings to be added to cigarette packages  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Experts at the Center for Tobacco Research and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J.... more
Health officials may be underestimating the prevalence of teen e-cigarette use  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Missouri began offering chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy for Medicaid patients in April, the latest state to try an... more
New analysis shows rising ER visits for repeat opioid-related emergencies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The emergency department is being increasingly utilized as a patient's best or only treatment option for opioid use disorder. more
Massachusetts sues Juul over e-cigarette marketing tactics  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Massachusetts has sued electronic cigarette giant Juul Labs Inc., accusing the company of deliberating targeting young people through its marketing campaigns more
Conservative Indiana adopted needle exchanges but still faces local resistance  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Back when Cody Gabbard was shooting heroin, his only significant human contact was with others in the throes of addiction, who only cared to see him when he... more
Vapers exhibit similar chemical changes in their genome as smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Biologically important changes in DNA seen in smokers are also being found in people who vape, according to a new study published in the journal Epigenetics. more
Telemedicine can help pregnant women struggling with opioids  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Sarah, a military veteran living on the coast of South Carolina, knew she had a problem. The opioids prescribed for her pain were becoming a headache of their own. more
Pennsylvania sues Juul over marketing e-cigarettes to teens  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office is suing electronic cigarette manufacturer Juul over how its products are marketed and sold to teenagers more
Fingerprint test can identify cocaine users  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Cocaine is a powerful and addictive stimulant made from coca plant leaves, which is native to South America. In the past urine and saliva tests are used to detect cocaine use. Now, a new fingerprint test... more
Researchers evaluate effectiveness of medication assisted therapy for opioid use disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Rebecca Sutter, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, and Allison Evans Cuellar, Professor, Health Administration and Policy, CHHS, are implementing and... more
Study finds multiple gaps in rural opioid crisis research  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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FDA crackdown on vaping flavors has blind spot: disposables  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
The U.S. government has started enforcing new restrictions on flavored electronic cigarettes more
Chinese 'love revolution' chronicled through study of Western cultural influences  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
This is a love story: A young Chinese man, Bohe, and a young Chinese woman, Dihua, have just been betrothed. Both of them are amenable to the parentally... more
Higher opioid doses do not seem to improve pain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Increasing chronic pain patients' opioid prescription doses does not seem to improve pain, according to a Veterans Affairs study. more
Epiglottitis linked to teenager's use of e-cigarettes  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A teenage girl with no hint of prior asthma or respiratory illness began to feel hoarseness in her throat and a feeling that she needed to clear her throat frequently. more
Re-engineered plant compound reduces morphine-seeking behaviors in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The abuse of prescription and illegal opioids, such as morphine and heroin, is a major problem in the U.S., with devastating public health, economic and social consequences. more
Re-engineered plant compound treats opioid addiction in mice  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The abuse of prescription and illegal opioids, such as morphine and heroin, is a major problem in the U.S., with devastating public health, economic and social consequences. That's why scientists are searching... more
'Levitating' proteins could help diagnose opioid abuse, other diseases  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at Michigan State University's Precision Health Program have helped develop a fascinating new method for detecting the density of proteins in the blood—a method that could vastly improve the... more
Roughly half of opioid prescriptions by dentists exceed pain-management guidelines  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study suggests that roughly half of the opioid prescriptions written by dentists in the United States exceed the three-day supply recommended by federal dental pain-management guidelines. more
Cigarettes kill even after you put them out  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Some state laws linked to lower incidence of e-cigarette use  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
State laws that regulate e-cigarette sales and usage may lower their use in states where those laws have been implemented, according to a new observational study from the... more
Curbing e-cigarettes: do government regulations work?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study published in January 2020 in the journal JAMA Network Open shows that government regulations restricting the use of e-cigarettes may be instrumental in reducing the use of these devices by American adults. more
Study examines impact of Medicaid expansion on hiring attempts in substance use treatment workforce  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Quitting smoking reverses lung cell damage even for decade-long smokers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Butt emissions: Study finds even extinguished cigarettes give off toxins  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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Even extinguished cigarettes release toxins, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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Identifying factors associated with reports of accidental opioid poisoning in dogs  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
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Identifying factors associated with reports of accidental opioid poisoning in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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Pulmonary imaging key to diagnosing vaping-related lung damage  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In 2019, the emergence of mysterious lung disease in the United States has sparked global health attention. Now named as the e-cigarette, or vaping, product use–associated lung injury (EVALI), the disease causes... more
Exercise addiction more common among people with eating disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
New research shows that exercise addiction is nearly four times more common amongst people with an eating disorder. more
NYU study provides better understanding of youth vaping patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
While youth vaping rates have increased in recent years, most middle and high school students don't vape or smoke and very few vape or smoke daily, finds a study led... more
California tests find illegal vapes tainted with additives  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
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Surgeon General urges people to stop smoking  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Smoking has been proven to be bad for health, causing a string of diseases such as cardiovascular disease, lung illness, and cancer. In the 2020 Surgeon General report from the U.S. Department of Health... more
Recognizing the signs of overdose and knowing how to respond can save lives  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 month
Every day nearly 200 people die from an overdose of drugs or from alcohol poisoning, with opioids responsible for the majority. more
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