Sunday, May 6, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Fentanyl Lethal Dose
Fentanyl Now Most Common Drug Involved in Fatal Overdoses
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids have overtaken prescription opioids as the most common drug involved in fatal drug overdoses in the United States, according to a new report. Read More
E-liquid versus food product
Regulators Tell E-Liquid Companies to Make Packaging Less Appealing to Kids
The Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission has warned companies that make and sell e-cigarette liquids to make their packaging less appealing to children. Read More
White House
Drug Policy Office is Months Late on Delivering Opioid Crisis Strategy Report
The Office of National Drug Control Policy is months late on delivering a congressionally mandated strategy to address the nation’s opioid crisis, according to USA Today. Read More
Help Us Continue to Empower Families:

States Consider Imposing Taxes on Prescription Opioids to Pay for Addiction Treatment
Bills introduced in at least 15 states would impose taxes or fees on prescription painkillers as a way to pay for addiction prevention and treatment. Read More
Increasing Academic Requirements May Reduce Teen Drug and Alcohol Use
New research suggests a link between increased academic requirements and a reduction in teen drug use, drinking and smoking. Read More
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