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…

In the Journals

People with depression more likely to develop Facebook addiction

October 18, 2019
People with depression who use Facebook as a coping mechanism are at an increased risk for developing Facebook Addiction Disorder, or FAD, which may…

CME Article

Compounded Stigma in LGBTQ+ People: A Framework for Understanding the Relationship Between Substance Use Disorders, Mental Illness, Trauma, and Sexual Minority Status

Psychiatric Annals, October 2019, Volume 49 Issue 10
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) people are sexual minorities and have higher rates of substance use disorders…

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…

Meeting NewsVideo

Clinical challenges in MDD patients with comorbid disorders

October 5, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In a video interview, W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh, clinical assistant professor of family medicine and psychiatry, University of…

Meeting NewsVideo

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…


‘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

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…

In the Journals

Opioid, benzodiazepine coprescription slightly declines after boxed warning

September 20, 2019
The FDA boxed warning issued in 2016 highlighting the risks of coprescribing opioids and benzodiazepines was linked to a decrease in the number of…


Purdue Pharma tentatively settles opioid lawsuits, others still pending

September 12, 2019
Oxycontin manufacturer Purdue Pharma recently reached a tentative agreement with many of the thousands of plaintiffs involved in a multidistrict…

Breaking News

‘Progress being made’ in opioid epidemic, CDC says

September 12, 2019
A CDC spokesperson said provisional data and other reports signify that “progress is being made” in the opioid epidemic. The turnaround…

AMA urges public to avoid e-cigarettes

September 10, 2019
The AMA implored the public to stop using e-cigarette s until health officials can determine the cause…

In the Journals

E-cigarette use negatively impacts sleep quality, survey shows

September 5, 2019
Ecigarette users reported “worse sleep health” than those who did not use the devices, according to researchers. The same association…


Experts discuss future opioid lawsuit strategies, lawsuits’ impact on manufacturers

September 4, 2019
Last month, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay more than $572 million in damages for its role in the opioid epidemic in Oklahoma. Purdue Pharma…

In the Journals

Access barriers, medication acceptability hinder long-term buprenorphine use

September 3, 2019
Only about 10% of participants with opioid use disorder used buprenorphine treatment over a 2-year follow-up period mainly due to issues with access…

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