Friday, February 9, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Narcan Naloxone nasal spray
FEATURED NEWS: Naloxone Administration May Lead to Complications
There seem to be a growing number of cases of high amounts of fluid in the lungs following administration of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, experts said at a recent meeting of the New York Society of Addiction Medicine annual meeting. Read More
Kratom Pills in hand
FDA Calls Kratom An Opioid
The Food and Drug Administration is warning that the supplement known as “kratom” is an opioid and has been linked with 44 deaths, The Washington Post reports. Read More
Street crowd on sidewalk
“Deaths of Despair” Caused by Opioids, Alcohol and Suicides: Report
The increasing rate of deaths due to opioids, alcohol and suicides are part of a public health crisis described as “deaths of despair” in a new report published this week. Read More
Help Us Continue to Empower Families:

Fetal Alcohol Disorders May Be Much More Common Than Previously Thought
A new study suggests up to 10 percent of U.S. children may have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, much more than previously thought. Read More
State and Local Law Enforcement Officials Protest Cut to Drug Prevention Program
State and local law enforcement officials came to Capitol Hill last week to protest a Trump Administration proposal to move oversight of a drug prevention program from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to the Justice Department. Read More
Treating Depression May Help Patients Stop Long-Term Prescription Opioid Use
Patients with long-term opioid prescriptions and depression who take antidepressants are more likely to stop using opioids, a new study concludes. Read More
Other Headlines of Interest
Parent Toll-Free Helpline1-855-DRUGFREE

© Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
352 Park Ave South | 9th Floor | New York, NY 10010

No comments:

Post a Comment