Friday, December 14, 2018

Top Drug & Alcohol News of the Week
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Fentanyl Most Commonly Used Drug Involved in Overdose Deaths
Fentanyl was involved in almost 29 percent of all overdose deaths in 2016, making it the most commonly used drug involved in overdose fatalities, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
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Heroin, Oxycodone and Cocaine Are the Most Expensive Addictive Substances: Study
A new study that looks at the long-term costs of addiction finds heroin, oxycodone and cocaine rank as the top three most expensive substances. Each addiction costs more than a million dollars to support over a 50-year period, CNBC reports. Read More
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Review of Medically Supervised Drug Use Facilities Finds Mixed Results
A review of medically supervised drug consumption facilities finds no clear answer about whether they lower a community’s rate of drug overdose deaths, The Washington Post reports. Read More
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Study Highlights Risk of Combining Opioid Painkillers with Other Medications
A new study finds one-fourth of people who take prescription opioid painkillers for long periods are at risk of an overdose from unsafe combinations of prescription medication. Read More
Tobacco and Alcohol Companies Moving into the Marijuana Business
Tobacco and alcohol companies are starting to move into the cannabis business, The New York Times reports. Read More
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