Friday, March 16, 2018

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FEATURED NEWS: Text Messaging Program Could Increase Adherence to Buprenorphine Treatment
Researchers are testing whether a text messaging system can increase patient adherence to buprenorphine treatment for opioid addiction. Read More
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Deaths Due to Drug Use Rose More than 600 Percent in 35 Years
A new study of every county in the United States finds deaths due to drug use increased more than 600 percent between 1980 and 2014. Read More
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Drug Makers Pay Doctors Who Prescribe Large Amounts of Opioids, Analysis Finds
Doctors who prescribe large amounts of opioids are receiving big payments from drug makers, according to an analysis by CNN and researchers at Harvard University. The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they receive. Read More
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White House Considers Allowing Prosecutors to Seek Death Penalty for Drug Dealers
The Trump Administration is considering allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty for drug dealers, The Washington Post reports. Read More
Bipartisan Group of Governors Calls for More Action to Combat Opioid Crisis
Democratic and Republican governors are calling on the federal government to do more to combat the opioid crisis, The Wall Street Journal reports. Read More
E-Cigarettes Cause More Harm Than Good, Study Concludes
E-cigarettes produce more harm than good, a new study concludes. The researchers say the number of adults who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking is much lower than the number of teens and young adults who start smoking regular cigarettes after trying e-cigarettes. Read More
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