Friday, June 29, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Children’s Accidental Exposure to Buprenorphine on the Rise
Children’s accidental exposure to the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine is increasing, according to new data from U.S. poison control centers. Read More
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Stores Install Blue Lights in Bathrooms to Discourage Drug Use
Some retailers are installing blue lights in bathrooms to make it more difficult for people to see their veins and inject drugs, the Associated Press reports. Read More
Justice Department Targets “Dark Web” Drug Vendors
The Justice Department announced it has charged more than 35 people with selling drugs on the “dark web.” The New York Times reports this is the first time federal prosecutors have targeted sellers of illegal goods rather than operators of illicit online marketplaces. Read More
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Internet Companies Must Do More to Shut Down Illegal Opioid Sales: FDA
This week, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said large Internet companies must do more to prevent illegal online opioid sales, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More
CDC Stepping Up Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic, New Director Says
The new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the agency is increasing efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. Read More
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