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Judge Rules Planned Supervised Injection Site Does Not Violate Federal Drug Laws
NPR (10/02) – A judge has ruled that a Philadelphia nonprofit group's plan to open the first site in the U.S. where people can use illegal opioids under medical supervision does not violate federal drug laws, delivering a major setback to Justice Department lawyers who launched a legal challenge to block the facility. Read more
Vaping Lung Injuries Top 1,000 Cases as Deaths Rise to 18
THE WASHINGTON POST (10/03) – Hundreds more people in the U.S. have been sickened by a mysterious vaping-related lung disease, and the death toll has risen to 18, according to federal health data released Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,080 cases have been reported, up from the 805 reported a week ago. Read more Further Reading:
FDA and DEA Warn Website Operators Illegally Selling Opioids
FDA NEWS RELEASE (09/30) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration have issued joint warning letters to four online networks, operating a total of 10 websites, illegally marketing unapproved and misbranded versions of opioid medicines, including tramadol, that are potentially dangerous. Read more
Siblings of Problem Gamblers Also Impulsive, Prone to Risk-Taking
SCIENCE DAILY (10/09) – Biological siblings of people with gambling disorder also display markers of increased impulsivity and risk-taking, according to a new UBC psychology study. The findings, published today in Neuropsychopharmacology, suggest people with gambling disorder -- a psychiatric term for serious gambling problems -- may have pre-existing genetic vulnerabilities to the illness. Read more
Young People Are Poisoning Themselves at Alarming Rates with Over-the-Counter Drugs
VOX (10/07) – […] Out of 1,677,435 cases of self-poisonings of people ages 10 to 25 from 2000 to 2018, 27.5 percent involved over-the-counter pain medications. Again, women and girls accounted for the vast majority of these poisoning cases. Read more
Ohio Launches New Genetic Study on Addiction and Opioids
WKSU (10/04) – The state is launching a new study to find out if addiction and opioid use disorder can be traced to specific genetic markers. Attorney General Dave Yost says this can lead to stronger, data-based prevention efforts in the opioid epidemic. Read more
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Abnormal Childhood Eating Behaviors Linked to Eating Disorders in Adolescence
PSYCHIATRY ADVISOR (10/09) – Research data published in the British Journal of Psychiatry suggest an association between abnormal childhood eating behaviors and subsequent risk for eating disorders in adolescence. Read more
Oregon Is Poised to Legalize Shrooms. It’s Just the Beginning
VICE (10/07) – […] Two separate local campaigns are currently working to get what might be the two most far- reaching drug reforms in recent American history on the 2020 ballot. One centers on legalizing psychedelic "shroom" therapy; the other would decriminalize almost all drugs, period. Read more
Epic Games Sued for Not Warning Parents 'Fortnite' Is Allegedly as Addictive as Cocaine
USA TODAY (10/07) – […] A Montreal-based law firm launched a proposed class action in Canada on behalf of two Quebec parents who claim that "Fortnite" publisher Epic Games needs to pay the price for a third-person shooter they allege is as addictive, and potentially harmful, as cocaine. Read more
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When Efforts to Eat 'Clean' Become an Unhealthy Obsession
NPR (10/07) – [...] When a healthful eating pattern goes too far, it may turn into an eating disorder that scientists are just beginning to study. Read more
DEA Allowed Huge Growth in Painkiller Supply as Overdose Deaths Rose, IG Says
THE WASHINGTON POST (10/01) – Even as deaths from opioid overdoses grew dramatically, the Drug Enforcement Administration allowed manufacturers to substantially increase the number of painkilling pills they produced each year, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Tuesday in a report that offers a harsh critique of the DEA. Read more
The Hottest New Psychedelic Drug Among Trendy New Yorkers Is Illegal Toad Venom
NEW YORK POST (09/08) – […] Despite the trip’s short duration, the effects of toad venom — which is extracted from Colorado River toads, also known as Sonoran Desert toads — come on strongly and immediately. It leaves users immobile and unaware, and can cause extreme emotional reactions, euphoria and vomiting, according to drug researchers and users. Read more
Phantom Fentanyl Deaths Skyrocket in California
EAST BAY TIMES (10/05) – [...] The not-so-good news — and there’s plenty — is that fentanyl-related deaths have skyrocketed over the past five years, especially in Los Angeles County, which far outpaces the state average. Read more
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