Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Families Say Trump’s Budget Cuts Run Counter to His Promises to Battle Addiction
Family members of young people who have struggled with or died from opioid addiction say President Trump’s budget proposal, which would reduce funding for addiction treatment, runs counter to his promises to help solve the problem, the Associated Press reports.
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NIH Announces Partnerships With Drug Companies to Create New Addiction Treatments
The National Institutes of Health will partner with drug companies to spur research on new treatments for opioid addiction and pain medications that are not addictive, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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Drug Thefts at VA Hospitals Continue, Despite New Prevention Efforts
Drug thefts by employees at Departments of Veterans Affairs hospitals are continuing, despite new prevention efforts, according to data obtained by the Associated Press.

Express Scripts Sues Maker of Injectable Naloxone
The prescription management company Express Scripts is suing the maker of the injectable naloxone drug Evzio. The price of the drug, which reverses opioid overdoses, quintupled last year.
35 Percent of Canadian Teens Admit to Riding With Driver Who Had Been Drinking
A new study finds more than 35 percent of Canadian high school students admit to having been in a car with a driver who had been drinking, while 20 percent reported ever riding with a driver who had been using marijuana.
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