Friday, December 3, 2021

In the News: New York City Opens First Government-Approved Supervised Drug Injection Sites

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New York City Opens First Government-Approved Supervised Drug Injection Sites

The first government-approved supervised drug injection sites in the United States have opened in New York City this week, NPR reports.


Ridesharing Services May Reduce Number of Alcohol-Involved Crashes

A new study finds more ridesharing trips with services such as Uber or Lyft may result in fewer alcohol-involved crashes.


Some Pacemaker Patients at Risk of Persistent Opioid Use

More than 10% of patients who receive a pacemaker or other implantable cardiac device and fill an opioid prescription after surgery consistently take the medication for months afterwards, a new study finds. This raises the potential for addiction, researchers report in the journal Circulation.



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Other Headlines of Interest

Wearable Device Spots, Reverses Opioid Overdoses (HealthDay)

Teens have easier access to drugs as illegal trade booms on social media (CBS)

'It's scary': Overdose deaths driven by fentanyl mixed with other drugs (NBC)


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