Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
PLEASE NOTE: We are taking a publishing hiatus for the remainder of December and will resume service Thursday, January 4. Happy holidays and thank you for your readership!
Vaping teen
Almost One-Third of High School Seniors Used Vaping Device in Past Year
Almost one-third of high school seniors report using some kind of vaping device in the past year, according to the latest Monitoring the Future survey. Some teens use the devices for nicotine or marijuana, while others use them for flavoring. Read More
Gift card
Cashing in Gift Cards to Pay for Opioids Becoming More Common
Law enforcement officials report an increase in cases of people are stealing items from major retailers, returning them for gift cards, and cashing in the cards to pay for opioids, CNBC reports. Read More
Coco Loko
FDA Sends Warning to Distributors of Snortable Chocolate Powder Called “Coco Loko”
The Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to the marketers and distributors of a snortable chocolate powder called “Coco Loko,” for selling unapproved new drugs and misbranded drugs. Read More
Help Us Continue to Empower Families:

People Who Live With Someone Taking Painkillers More Likely to Get Own Prescription
A new study finds that people who live with someone with a prescription for opioid painkillers are more likely to get their own prescription for opioids. Read More
Aetna Will Waive Co-Pay for Narcan for Some Customers
The health insurance company Aetna said it will waive co-pays for the opioid overdose antidote Narcan (naloxone) starting in January. Read More
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