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One in 12 doctors accepts opioid-related payments from drug companies

One in 12 doctors and approximately 1 in every 5 family medicine physicians have accepted payments related to opioids from pharmaceutical companies, according to...

Pope Addresses Drug Trafficking and Addiction in Colombia

In a recent trip to Medellin, Pope Francis lamented the lives lost to drug trafficking, cartels, and addiction in Colombia. Colombia remains one of...

National Recovery Month aims to empower families and communities

September is National Recovery Month, an initiative sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to boost awareness and celebrate the...

SAMHSA: Opioid misuse in older adults on the rise

About 9.5 million adults participated in opioid misuse in the past year in 2014, according to a recent government report. The CBHSQ Report — prepared...

Trump opens new doors for curbing opioid crisis after announcing national...

After declaring the opioid crisis a national emergency, the Trump administration has opened up the possibilities for immediate action on the epidemic amidst cuts...

Improving post-op pain management in Latin America

Globally, poor postoperative pain management is linked to high rates of addiction to prescription drugs and opioid misuse. But a new report suggests that...

Smoking in movies is popular again and can harm children

Studies have consistently shown that tobacco use in movies promotes smoking among kids. Yet, the number of smoking depictions in top-grossing films increased 72...

Changes in dopamine responses found for the first time in recreational...

Groundbreaking research has revealed that recreational cocaine users may be dangerously close to a substance use disorder. Among those who were not addicted to cocaine,...

Utah pursues Medicaid waiver to improve addiction treatment

Since July, Utah has been seeking a waiver to a Medicaid rule that prohibits the use of federal funds for addiction treatment centers with...

New bill proposes harsher sentences for possession of synthetic drugs

Two members of the Judiciary Committee, Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Dianne Feinstein, introduced a bill that would impose harsher sentences for individuals found...
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