Health experts have mixed reactions to Juul’s removal of flavored e-cigarette products

October 21, 2019
Health professionals are having mixed reactions to Juul’s announcement that it would suspend the sales of its nontobacco and nonmenthol-based…

Meeting News

Vaping-related lung injury outbreak spotlighted at CHEST

October 21, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — As the number of cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use, or vaping, continues to grow, pulmonologists and…

E-cigarette flavor may affect asthma pathophysiology

October 15, 2019
The effect of electronic cigarettes without nicotine on allergic airway disease may depend on flavor, which suggests that some flavored e-cigarettes…


Marijuana use during pregnancy: What clinicians need to know

October 14, 2019
CDC data show that 16.2% of pregnant women aged 18 to 44 years reported using marijuana nearly every day. These findings recently prompted U.S…

In the Journals

Parental alcohol exposure tied to congenital heart disease risk in children

October 11, 2019
Alcohol consumption of would-be parents may be a significant risk factor for the development of congenital heart disease in their subsequent…

Breaking News

CDC provides update on vaping-related injuries

October 10, 2019
As of Oct. 8, 1,299 confirmed and probable cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use, or vaping, have been reported by 49 states…

In the JournalsPerspective

Most youth with nicotine use disorder are not treated

October 8, 2019
Nearly all Medicaid-insured adolescents and young adults with diagnosed nicotine use disorder, or NUD, do not receive counseling or pharmacologic…

Meeting News

Lofexidine lowers need for supportive medications to control opioid withdrawal symptoms

October 7, 2019
Results from a study presented at Psych Congress suggested that lofexidine can effectively mitigate symptoms of opioid withdrawal syndrome during…

Meeting NewsVideo

Lofexidine, ketamine, cannabinoids: possible alternatives to opiates for chronic pain

October 5, 2019
SAN DIEGO — Thomas Kosten, MD, Waggoner Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology, Immunology, and Neuroscience, and director of the…

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What clinicians need to know about buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

October 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In a video interview, Arwen Podesta, MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHM, a board-certified adult psychiatrist of Podesta Wellness in New…

In the Journals

CDC: Flavored e-cigarette use rises among children, teens

October 3, 2019
Flavored e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students is rising, according to data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly

USPSTF finds insufficient evidence to recommend drug counseling by PCPs

October 1, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the evidence was insufficient to recommend counseling by primary care physicians to prevent drug use…

FDA News

FDA, DEA clamp down on ‘rogue’ opioid website operators

September 30, 2019
The FDA announced that it and the Drug Enforcement Administration sent warning letters to four online networks that operate 10 websites for illegally…

Breaking News

THC products may be factor in outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries: CDC

September 27, 2019
Products containing tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, may play a role in the outbreak of lung injuries associated with use of electronic cigarettes, or…

In the Journals

Amount of alcohol consumed tied to dementia risk in older adults

September 27, 2019
The amount of alcohol older adults consume affects their risk for dementia differently depending on whether they have mild cognitive impairment…


Most people consider medical marijuana safe for pain despite limited research

September 26, 2019
Nearly two-thirds of respondents in a nationwide survey showed interest in using marijuana or cannabinoids for pain management, with many reporting…


‘We don’t know’: CDC lacks key answers about vaping lung injuries

September 26, 2019
Federal lawmakers questioned health officials in two hearings this week about lung injuries and deaths related to vaping in the United States…

In the Journals

Prescription drug misuse during adolescence increases risk for substance abuse later

September 26, 2019
Researchers identified any high-frequency prescription drug misuse during the transition from adolescence to adulthood as a strong risk factor for…

In the Journals

Nicotine vaping increasing among teens

September 23, 2019
Use of electronic cigarettes containing nicotine among adolescents more than doubled from 2017 to 2019, according to data published in The New

In the Journals

Translocator protein levels higher in cannabis users

September 20, 2019
Cannabis users, particularly people with cannabis use disorder, had higher 18-kDa translocator protein levels than non-cannabis users, researchers…