Friday, November 9, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
Newly Approved Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new opioid painkiller that is 10 times stronger than fentanyl, USA Today reports. Read More
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Prescription Drugs Including Opioids Responsible for Most Overdose Deaths
A new report from the Drug Enforcement Administration finds controlled prescription drugs, including opioids, are responsible for the largest number of overdose deaths of any illicit drug class since 2001. Read More
Voters in Michigan, Utah and Missouri Approve Marijuana Measures
Voters in Michigan, Utah and Missouri approved new marijuana measures this week, NPR reports. Read More
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E-Cigarette Use Does Not Deter Teens From Smoking Regular Cigarettes: Study
Teens who use e-cigarettes end up smoking regular cigarettes as much as teens who have never vaped, a new study concludes. Read More
Naloxone Remains Chemically Stable Months After Expiration Date
The naloxone brands Narcan and Evzio remain chemically stable after their expiration date, according to a new study. Read More
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