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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…

In the Journals

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

More proof that healthy lifestyle reduces cognitive impairment, dementia risk

July 15, 2019
Compared to nonsmokers, quitters and minimal stable smokers did not have an increased risk. for cognitive decline, according to study results…

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

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…

In the Journals

Risk for opioid overdose mortality higher in Great Lakes, Mountain, South Atlantic regions of US

June 28, 2019
Residents of the United States’ South Atlantic, Mountain and East North Central, or Great Lakes, sections were as much as four times as likely…

FDA News

FDA issues new warnings for illegally selling kratom-based products

June 25, 2019
The FDA announced today that it issued warning letters to Cali Botanicals of Folsom, California, and Kratom NC of Wilmington, North Carolina, for…

USPSTF recommends PCPs provide interventions to children, teenagers to prevent tobacco use

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a “B” draft recommendation encouraging primary care physicians to provide…

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Naloxone coprescription laws may lead to more than 7-fold increase in dispensing

June 21, 2019
Legally mandating naloxone coprescriptions for patients at high risk for opioid overdose was tied to a 7.75-fold increase in dispensed naloxone…

In the Journals

Risk for continued opioid use doubles when first administered during hospital stay

June 17, 2019
Patients who were administered opioids for the first time during a hospital stay had nearly double the risk for continued use after discharge…

In the Journals

Parental mental illness, addiction, domestic violence tied to childhood abuse

June 14, 2019
Regionally representative survey data published in Journal of Interpersonal Violence indicated that parental mental illness, addiction and domestic…

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