Monday, April 23, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Rise in Drug Overdose Deaths Contributes to Increase in Organ Transplants
A new study finds the rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States has contributed to an increase in organ transplants, CNN reports. Read More
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Google to Resume Accepting Ads From Addiction Treatment Centers
Google will once again accept advertising from U.S. addiction treatment centers, Reuters reports. A company based in Portland, Oregon will vet the ads. Last year, Google suspended treatment center ads after it was found many of them were deceptive and misleading. Read More
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Trump Plan to Combat Opioid Use Includes Expansion of Medication-Assisted Treatment
President Trump’s plan to combat opioid use includes a push to expand medication-assisted treatment, according to the Associated Press. Read More
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DEA Proposes Changes That Could Sharply Reduce Annual Production of Opioids
The Drug Enforcement Administration this week proposed changing rules that govern the amount of prescription opioids that drug manufacturers can produce each year. The changes could sharply reduce the annual production of opioids, Reuters reports. Read More
Many Teens, Young Adults Who Use Juul Devices Don’t Know They Contain Nicotine
Almost two-thirds of teens and young adults who use Juul e-cigarettes don’t know they contain nicotine, according to a new study. Read More
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