Friday, August 4, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Rate of Fatally Injured Drivers Who Test Positive for Prescription Opioids Surges
A new study finds the percentage of drivers involved in fatal car crashes who tested positive for prescription opioids rose seven-fold between 1995 and 2015.
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Justice Department Announces Program to Combat Opioid-Related Health Care Fraud
Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week announced a program aimed at combating opioid-related health care fraud, the Associated Press reports.
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Opioid Epidemic Should be Declared National Emergency: Trump Drug Commission
President Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis called on him this week to declare a national emergency to tackle the nation’s opioid epidemic.

DEA Takes Action Against Doctors for Prescribing Opioids to Patients who Overdose
The Drug Enforcement Administration is taking action against an increasing number of doctors for prescribing opioids to patients who overdose, according to CNN.
College Students Engaging in Less Binge Drinking
The rate of binge drinking among college students is dropping, according to a study by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
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