Meeting News

Many patients find migraine medications ineffective, some turn to opioids

July 19, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Results from a large study of patients with chronic migraine found that a significant number of patients discontinued…

Preliminary data indicate slight drop in US drug overdose deaths

July 18, 2019
Drug overdose deaths in the United States declined by about 5% between December 2017 and December 2018, according to preliminary CDC data. In 2018…

In the Journals

Prepregnancy surgery significantly increases risk for neonatal withdrawal

July 16, 2019
Prepregnancy surgery is associated with an increased risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome in later pregnancies, according to study results published…

In the Journals

Cannabinoid agonist treatment may help reduce cannabis dependence

July 15, 2019
Combining nabiximols — a cannabinoid agonist treatment — with psychosocial interventions may safely and effectively reduce cannabis…

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E-cigarettes: May help cessation for current smokers, increase relapse risk among former smokers

July 15, 2019
Although regular electronic cigarette use was associated with a reduction in the number of cigarettes smoked among current smokers, it was also…

Meeting News

Female veterans with alcohol use disorder at increased risk for dementia

July 15, 2019
Older female veterans with alcohol use disorder were three times more likely to develop dementia than women without alcohol use disorder, according…

Meeting News

Opioids’ negative consequences extend to patients with migraine, expert says

July 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The benefits of prescribing opioids to patients with migraines usually do not outweigh the risk, a past president of the…

$1.4 billion lawsuit, largest against opioid manufacturer, settles before trial

July 12, 2019
A lawsuit filed against London-based Reckitt Benckiser Group plc was recently settled for $1.4 billion, the largest settlement to date against an…

Meeting News

Opioid use among patients with migraine ‘alarmingly high’

July 11, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Opioid use continues to be “major issue” in adults with migraine, despite practices discouraging patients from using…

In the Journals

States that allow recreational marijuana see drop in teen use

July 11, 2019
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics found that teens who live in states where medical and recreational marijuana have been legalized did not have…

In the Journals

Short-term CBT effective for internet, computer game addiction

July 10, 2019
A short-term manualized cognitive behavioral therapy program combining group and individual interventions for the treatment of internet and computer…

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Opioids prescribed for ankle pain despite lack of guidelines

July 9, 2019
Opioid prescriptions were filled by 11.9% of patients with an ankle sprain within 7 days of diagnosis and 8.4% of opioid-naive patients had continued…

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One in five UK hospital inpatients use alcohol harmfully

July 9, 2019
In the U.K., about one in five hospital inpatients used alcohol harmfully and one in 10 were alcohol-dependent, according to findings reported in…

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Use of ecstasy, similar drugs may increase odds of valvular heart disease

July 8, 2019
The use of medications affecting serotonergic pathways was found to confer an increased risk for valvular heart disease, according to findings…

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E-cigarette use increases risk for MI

July 6, 2019
Patients who smoked electronic cigarettes every day or some days had an increased risk for MI, according to a study published in the Journal of the

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Incarceration, economic hardship tied to drug-related deaths

July 5, 2019
Data published in The Lancet Public Health revealed that lower household income and high incarceration rates were strongly associated with mortality…

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Multi-disciplinary workflow increases naloxone access in rural America

July 3, 2019
Pharmacists, front office staff and physicians worked together to boost the number of naloxone prescriptions at a clinic in rural Oregon, according…

FDA News

FDA warns opioid repackers for ‘significant violations’

July 2, 2019
The FDA announced it issued warnings letters to three companies that repackage opioids — Asclemed USA Inc., doing business as Enovachem…

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Ketamine may help increase likelihood of abstinence in cocaine dependence

July 2, 2019
A single ketamine infusion increased the likelihood that cocaine-dependent adults engaged in mindfulness-based behavioral modification would maintain…

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53 million American adults impacted by others’ alcohol use

July 1, 2019
More than 50 million adults in the U.S. were harmed by another person’s alcohol use in 2015, according to findings recently published in the…