Friday, August 17, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Drug Overdoses Killed 72,000 Americans Last Year: CDC
Drug overdoses rose 10 percent last year, killing an estimated 72,000 Americans, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
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Doctors Told of Patients’ Opioid Overdose Deaths Less Likely to Prescribe the Drugs
A new study finds doctors who were informed of their patients’ deaths from prescription opioids were less likely to prescribe the drugs for new patients. Read More
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Pregnant Women Addicted to Opioids When Giving Birth Increases Fourfold
The number of pregnant women addicted to opioids when they give birth increased fourfold from 1999 to 2014, according to a new government report. Read More
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Some People May be Using Opioids Intended for Their Pets, FDA Warns
Some people may be using opioids that veterinarians have prescribed for their pets, the Food and Drug Administration said this week. Read More
Teens with Substance Use Disorder, Conduct Disorder at Higher Risk of Early Death
American teens with substance use disorder and conduct disorder are five times more likely to die an early death compared with the general population, a new study concludes. Read More
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