Friday, April 6, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Surgeon General
More Americans Should Carry Naloxone: Surgeon General
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams released a public health advisory Thursday urging more Americans to carry the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, NPR reports. Read More
Nerve Pain Medication Gabapentin Linked With Increasing Overdose Deaths
Public health officials say the nerve pain medication gabapentin is being found in an increasing number of overdose deaths, according to CBS News. Read More
E-cigarette with young woman
Schools Confront Sudden Increase in Easily Concealed Vaping Devices
Middle schools and high schools are struggling to cope with a sudden increase in students using easily concealed vaping devices called Juul, which resembles a flash drive. Read More
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FDA Calls on Online Companies to Police Opioid Sales
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb this week called on Internet service providers and social media companies to more carefully monitor online sales of opioids. Read More
FDA to Host Meeting on Patient-Focused Drug Development for Opioid Use Disorder
The Food and Drug Administration will host a public meeting April 17 on patient-focused drug development for opioid use disorder, in collaboration with the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Read More
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