Friday, January 25, 2019

In the News: Doctor-Targeted Marketing Linked With Rise in Deaths From Opioid Overdoses

 
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Doctor-Targeted Marketing Linked With Rise in Deaths From Opioid Overdoses
Increased marketing of opioid drugs to doctors is associated with higher opioid prescribing rates and higher rates of overdose deaths, according to a new study. Read More
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FDA Holds Hearing on Drug Therapies to Help Youth Quit E-Cigarettes
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a hearing last week to consider the potential role of drug therapies in helping teens quit e-cigarettes, CNN reports. Read More
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Many Treatment Centers Do Not Offer Medication to Treat Opioid Addiction
A new study finds only 36 percent of outpatient facilities that treat substance use disorder offer medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Read More
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FDA Takes Step to Allow Drug Companies to Sell Naloxone Without Prescription
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has taken a step to make it easier for companies that make the opioid overdose antidote naloxone to sell the drug without a prescription, CNBC reports. Read More
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Motor Vehicle Crashes Up 6 Percent in Four States With Legalized Marijuana
Motor vehicle crashes are up 6 percent in four states with legalized recreational marijuana, compared with four neighboring states where the drug is illegal or restricted, according to Consumer Reports. Read More
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