Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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Online Tool Tracks Suspected Opioid Overdoses in Real Time
A new online tool allows first responders, public safety and public health officials to track opioid overdoses in real time, NBC News reports. Health officials say the data allows them to quickly allocate resources where they are needed. Read More
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Medicare Places Few Restrictions on Opioid Prescriptions: Study
Medicare has not put significant restrictions in place for opioid prescriptions, despite recent government guidelines that recommend such limits, according to a new study. Read More
Melania Trump in West Virginia
First Lady Says She Wants to Help Give a Voice to Families Facing Addiction
First Lady Melania Trump this week visited a West Virginia clinic that treats infants exposed to opioids in the womb. She said she wants to give a voice to families facing addiction, The New York Times reports. Read More

Uber Use Cuts Drunk Driving Accidents in Some Cities
Use of Uber has contributed to a decrease in drunk driving accidents in some cities but not others, according to HealthDay. Read More
Health Effects of New “Heat-Not-Burn” Cigarettes Still Unknown
The health effects of new products known as “heat-not-burn” cigarettes are still unknown, researchers caution in a new study. Read More
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