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Trump Reneges on Declaring Opioid Crisis National Emergency

On Thursday, October 26, the Trump Administration declared the US opioid crisis to be a public health emergency. In August, Trump stated that he would...

Online tool exposes doctors’ big pharma connections

A new online tool allows people to search for payments made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies to American physicians. The Dollars for Docs database...

California will soon require public notice on drug price hikes

Pharmaceutical companies selling drugs in California will soon have to notify the public two months ahead of price hikes. Legislation signed into law by...

State attorneys general implore Congress to fund addiction treatment

A majority of state attorneys general joined in a bipartisan coalition earlier this week and urged Congress to permit Medicaid funding toward larger substance...

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...

FDA warns about withholding opioid addiction medications from patients on CNS...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning prescribers about withholding opioid addiction treatment medications from patients who are taking central nervous system...

A weight loss drug may be the newest tool to treat...

There are currently no drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cocaine addiction, but a weight loss medication could...

Overdoses killed almost two people a day in Minnesota last year

New data revealed that an average of two people died a day from drug overdoses in Minnesota in 2016. The figures, released by the Minnesota...

Jeff Sessions praises record-setting drug seizures in San Diego

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made an appearance in San Diego on Wednesday to commemorate the record-breaking 450,000 pounds of illicit drugs seized by...

The University of Texas leads $29 million research series on alcoholism

Government funding will pledge $29 million to a series of research led by the University of Texas to combat alcoholism, a problem that costs...
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