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CVS to Limit Opioid Prescriptions, Expand Disposal Service That’s Returned 100 Tons of Drugs

Limiting the strength and length of its opioid prescriptions, and expanding its successful disposal service will curb possible abuse at CVS pharmacies.

Pill Bottle Timers Could Put a Lid on Opioid Abuse

These prescription pill bottles, which feature built-in stopwatches, could deter possible opioid addiction and misuse in households.

New Implantable Drug Could Ease Opioid Addiction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first buprenorphine implant for the maintenance treatment of opioid dependence. It is designed to provide a...

Obama Wants to Spend $1.1Bil to Help Heroin, Opioid Addicts Kick the Habit

President Obama unveiled a 2017 budget proposal that would spend $1.1 billion to expand programs for those addicted to heroin and prescription painkillers.

Study to Test Cannabis in Head-to-Head Trial with Fentanyl to Find Alternative for Severe Pain

As a means of addressing the opioid crisis, this clinical trial will be the first to compare cannabinoids to fentanyl for breakthrough pain relief.

On 4/20, Colorado Boasts Record-breaking Surplus Tax Revenue Used for Education, Homelessness

Since retail marijuana stores started opening up in 2014, Colorado has experienced a boom in tax revenue – and most of it is being used to help “Colorado's most vulnerable citizens”.

Today’s Teens Might Be Better Law-Abiding Citizens Than Any Generation in 60 Years

More than a decade of data reveals that American teens have become far less likely to abuse alcohol, nicotine, and illicit drugs, and less...

Drug to Reverse a Loved One’s Heroin Overdose Now Readily Available on Walgreens Shelves

In an effort to fight America's opioid epidemic, over 8,000 Walgreens stores are now stocking a nasal spray that reverses the effects of an...

Touch Can Actually Relieve Pain For Romantic Partners, Study Says

Fathers-to-be, take note: You may be more useful in the labor and delivery room than you realize. That's one takeaway from a study released last...

New Plan to Eliminate 90,000 Hepatitis B and C Deaths

Since hepatitis B and C kill more than 20,000 people in the United States every year, this exciting new report has presented a strategy...

Teen Use of Drugs and Alcohol Reaches Exciting New Low

According to a new national survey, teenagers’ use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco declined in 2016 at rates that are at their lowest since the 1990s.

Most Complete Study to Date Says Marijuana Can Treat Addiction, Mental Health

Though research has supported the medicinal use of marijuana in the past, this University of British Colombia study confirmed what we've always known.

Breakthrough Study: Knowingly Taking Placebo Pills Eases Pain

According to this groundbreaking research, patients who knowingly took placebo pills for back pain showed more positive results than those who didn't.

Kroger Makes Heroin Overdose Kit Available Without Prescription

The Kroger Co. announced it will sell opioid overdose reversal medicine without a prescription at 84 pharmacies in Ohio and 16 in Kentucky starting Monday.

New Nasal Spray is Simple Treatment for Overdoses, Could Save Thousands

The U.S. government cleared the way last month for a cheap, easy-to-use nasal spray that reverses the effects of a drug overdose — and...

Monthly Shot Brings New Hope, Cuts Cravings, for Recovering Addicts

A monthly shot shows promise for breaking the cycle of addiction to heroin and other opioids, like the pharmaceutical painkillers oxycodone and Vicodin, by...
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5 Side Effects of Kindness on Health: It’s Random Acts of Kindness Week

This week (February 9-16) is the tenth annual Random Acts of Kindness Week in the United States. Do something this week (see a couple...
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FDA Approves Drug That Reverses Heroin Overdoses

After steadily increasing for more than a decade, drug overdose deaths, driven largely by pain prescription drugs like oxicodone, are now the leading cause...