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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...

How the FDA wants older adults to safely use their medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently revised key safety tips to avoid health-threatening mistakes while using a prescription medication.The federal agency believes...

Teen overdose deaths spike at alarming rate, new data

The rate of teenage drug overdose deaths spiked 19 percent from 2014 to 2015 in the U.S., a new report by the Centers for...

Opioid manufacturers sued for fraud by Missouri and Ohio

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a suit against Endo Health Solutions, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Purdue Pharma in the Circuit Court of St. Louis....

Painkiller misuse is nearly doubled among the uninsured

Lack of access to health insurance coverage virtually doubles the odds of painkiller misuse, according to the latest edition of the Behavioral Health Barometer...

Non-oral use of prescription opioids doubles risks of death

Prescription opioids are most commonly used and abused orally, but some people alter their medications and use non-oral methods of administration to experience enhanced...

New safety threats found in a third of FDA-approved drugs

New safety threats are found in a third of the drugs that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), according to a...

Opioids and benzodiazepines: A deadly combination

A recent study reveals that when doctors don’t prescribe opioids concurrently with a benzodiazepine, opioid overdose-related hospital trips could be reduced by 15 percent.This...

Prescription misuse impacts more than 70 percent of employers in the...

On March 9, the National Safety Council (NSC) released a nationwide survey showing that more than 70 percent of American employers are directly impacted...
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