Friday, July 13, 2018

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FEATURED NEWS: Rapid Response to Fentanyl Overdose is Critical
Fentanyl overdoses share many characteristics with heroin overdoses with some important differences, according to an addiction specialist at Boston Medical Center’s Grayken Center for Addiction. Read More
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More Than Half of Opioid Overdose Deaths Caused by Synthetic Drugs
More than half of opioid overdose deaths are caused by synthetic drugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
Uttam Dhillon
White House Lawyer Named New Head of DEA
White House lawyer Uttam Dhillon has been named the new head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Reuters reports. Read More
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People Addicted to Opioids Much More Likely to End Up in Criminal Justice System
People addicted to opioids are up to 13 times more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system compared with people who don’t use opioids, a new study finds. Read More
Teens Tweet About Juul E-Cigarette Use at School
Teens are bonding over Juul e-cigarettes on social media, a new study suggests. Read More
Some People Use Fitness Tracking Devices to Monitor Heart Rate During Drug Use
Some people are using fitness tracking devices such as Fitbit or Apple Watch to monitor their heart rate while they are using illicit drugs in an effort to prevent overdoses, CNBC reports. Read More
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