Friday, May 25, 2018

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People Who Know Someone Addicted to Opioids Less Likely to Say Economy is Good
A new report by the Federal Reserve finds people who know someone who has been addicted to opioids are less likely to give the national or local economy a favorable rating. Read More
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Postal Service Struggles to Catch Fentanyl Delivered by Mail
The U.S. Postal Service is struggling to catch packages of fentanyl delivered from overseas by mail, NPR reports. Read More
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Poison Control Centers Getting More Calls About ADHD Medications
Calls to poison control centers about children’s and teens’ exposure to medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder grew more than 60 percent from 2000 to 2014, according to a new study. Read More
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Use of Involuntary Commitment for Drug Addiction is Increasing
Use of involuntary commitment for drug addiction is on the rise, according to the Associated Press. Read More
House Democrats Urge Trump Administration to Lower Price of Naloxone
A group of Democrats in the House is urging the Trump Administration to use federal authority to reduce the price of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone. Read More
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