Friday, May 18, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Methadone DEA
FEATURED NEWS: Methadone Appears Safe and Effective in Treating Fentanyl Addiction: Study
Methadone appears safe and effective in treating people who use fentanyl, suggests a study presented at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Read More
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Increase in Drug Overdose Deaths Boosts Number of Organs Available for Transplant
The rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States has resulted in an increased number of organs available for transplant, according to a study published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine. Read More
Rising Latino Overdose Rate
Language and Cultural Barriers May Contribute to Rising Latino Overdose Rate
Factors including language and cultural barriers, as well as fear of deportation, may be contributing to the rising drug overdose rate among Latinos in the United States, NPR reports. Read More
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Number of Clean-Needle Programs Expands in Appalachian States
The number of programs that provide clean needles to people who inject drugs increased from one to about 50 in Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia between 2013 and 2017, HealthDay reports. Read More
Doctors Accepting Drug Company Perks More Likely to Prescribe Opioids: Study
Doctors who accept opioid-related marketing payments are more likely to prescribe opioids, according to a new study. Read More
Among Parents, Cigarette Smoking Declines as Marijuana Use Grows
Marijuana use among parents with children in the home is increasing, while rates of cigarette smoking among this group of parents are declining, a new study finds. Read More
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