Sunday, September 16, 2018

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FDA Calls Youth E-Cigarette Use an Epidemic and Announces Steps to Curb Use
Youth e-cigarette use in the United States is an epidemic, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Wednesday. He announced new steps the agency is taking to prevent youth vaping. Read More
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Bill to Stop Flow of Fentanyl Through Postal Service Expected to Pass in Senate
A Senate bill designed to stop the flow of fentanyl and other opioids from China to the United States through the Postal Service is expected to pass this week, The New York Times reports. Read More
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Many Factors Contribute to Surge in Naloxone Price, Experts Say
The price of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone has surged in recent years, potentially reducing availability of a critical lifesaving treatment, experts tell CBS MoneyWatch. They say a number of factors have led to the price increase. Read More
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Few Young People With Opioid Addiction Receive Recommended Treatment
Few young people with opioid use disorder receive medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat their addiction within three months of diagnosis, a new study finds. Read More
Doctors Give No Reason for Writing Opioid Prescriptions in 29 Percent of Cases
Doctors give no documented reason for prescribing opioids in 29 percent of cases, according to a study published this week in Annals of Internal Medicine. Read More
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