Friday, July 20, 2018

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FEATURED NEWS: Study Finds “Gender Paradox” in Opioid Overdose Rates Among Young Adults
A study of young adults who misuse opioids finds that although women have a higher prevalence of potential risk factors for overdose such as mental health issues and sexual victimization, their lifetime prevalence of overdose is similar to that of men. Read More
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Attorney General Announces Fentanyl Crackdown in 10 Areas
Federal prosecutors in 10 areas especially hard hit by fentanyl overdose deaths will bring drug charges against anyone suspected of dealing the drug, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced. Read More
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Hepatitis C and HIV Infections Surge Among People With Opioid Use Disorder
The number of cases of hepatitis C, HIV and other infectious diseases is surging among people with opioid use disorder, according to experts who published recommendations to combat the problem. Read More
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Opioid Epidemic Impacting Labor Force, Federal Reserve Chairman Says
The nation’s opioid epidemic is impacting the nation’s labor force, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told a Senate committee this week. Read More
Alcohol Leads to Rise in Liver Disease Deaths in Young Adults
Fatal liver disease is on the rise in young adults, driven by alcohol consumption, researchers report in a new study. Read More
Massachusetts Court Rules Judge Can Send Defendants to Jail for Drug Relapse
A judge can require defendants with substance use disorders to stay off drugs as a condition of probation, and send them to jail if they relapse, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled this week. Read More
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