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Washington family evacuates new home on discovering it to be contaminated with meth
05-08-18 Category: Addiction

Ten days after moving into a new home, a Washington state family with three young children was forced to vacate the home as the house was found to be contaminated with serious levels of crystal methamphetamine. Jason and Amanda Gates had been living in the Maple Valley for the past two years and loved it […]

Alternative treatment options may help reduce long-term opioid use, says study
05-03-18 Category: Addiction

In order to rein in the opioid crisis, experts believe it is the duty of physicians, pharmacist and patients to collectively identify and prevent the misuse of prescription painkillers. Now, a new study that analyzed the rate at which opioids were prescribed at 176 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics nationwide has […]

House panel advances 57 bills aimed at tackling opioid epidemic
04-27-18 Category: Addiction

A House committee on April 25, 2018, advanced 57 bills aimed at dealing with the opioid epidemic ravaging the entire country. However, the Energy and Commerce Committee’s health subcommittee couldn’t complete work on the all the proposed 63 bills. The 57 bills focus on a wide range of areas to combat the ongoing menace, including […]

Report shows sharp decline in number of opioid prescriptions filled in US

The overall number of opioid prescriptions filled by mail and retail-order pharmacies has seen an average decline of 8.9 percent across the U.S., according to reports related by a health data firm. The new report by the IQVIA’s Institute for Human Data Science showed the biggest drop of 12 percent in total doses of prescription […]

NIH announces new program to fight opioid addiction, doubles budget to $1.1 billion
04-05-18 Category: Addiction

To conduct extensive research aimed at treatments for pain management and opioid addiction, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has allocated a budget of $1.1 billion for the current fiscal year, Director Dr. Frank Collins announced in Atlanta on April 4, 2018. The major announcement came during the ongoing four-day National Rx Drug Abuse & […]

Highmark announces new prescription limitations in war against opioids
02-19-18 Category: Addiction

In recent years, various entities that comprise the health care system in the United States have been taking initiatives to restrict prescriptions for opioid painkillers in their fight against the opioid epidemic. Contributing its bit in the war against opioids, Pittsburgh-based health insurer Highmark Inc. recently announced new prescription limitations and program expansions. Starting early […]

Paris Jackson spotted at Los Angeles marijuana dispensary
02-13-18 Category: Addiction

Paris Jackson was recently spotted at a marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles in a tiny pair of tie-dye shorts, triggering a debate if the daughter of late Michael Jackson had been there to purchase some weed. In fact, some Paparazzi even managed to click a shot of her carrying a paper bag from the dispensary. […]

Manchester University professor receives grant to research bath salts
02-09-18 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse

A Manchester University (MU) assistant professor has received the New Investigator Award, which consists of a $10,000 grant, to conduct research on the metabolism of bath salts. Diane Calinski, who teaches pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacogenomics at the MU, has been awarded the grant for the “Evaluation of Cytochrome P450-Mediated Metabolism of the Synthetic Cathinones.” Funded […]

‘Lax enforcement, permissive rhetoric and media’ responsible for drug misuse issues in US, says AG Sessions
02-08-18 Category: Addiction, Drug Abuse, Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has blamed media and “permissive rhetoric” for drug misuse issues in the United States. He said this while delivering a speech on Feb.6, 2018 at the Heritage Foundation event. Sessions also talked about his marijuana and drug enforcement moves as part of a list of things being done to “restore the […]

SB 636 – the bill that can deal with patient brokering in California
01-30-18 Category: Addiction, Addiction Treatment

Imagine a person addicted to drugs being taken to a substandard facility instead of providing the best rehabilitation treatment available, which leads to the deterioration in his or her condition. Probably, it happened because the person guiding the addiction patient was actually a “broker” who had received a hefty commission for the referral to that […]

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