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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending February 1, 2019


Association of Pharmaceutical Industry Marketing of Opioid Products With Mortality From Opioid-Related Overdoses

To what extent is pharmaceutical industry marketing of opioids to physicians associated with subsequent mortality from prescription opioid overdoses?
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The FDA is considering drugs to help kids quit vaping

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering the role of drug therapies to get kids to quit vapes and other nicotine products, with medical organizations and vaping groups weighing in during a public hearing Friday on how to address rising levels of e-cigarette use among youth.
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FDA clears the way to increase access and lower cost of life-saving opioid overdose treatment drug

The Food and Drug Administration is clearing the way for drug companies to increase access and lower the cost of a life-saving drug used to treat opioid overdoses.
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Fatal opioid overdoses by state

All states in the nation are grappling with an opioid epidemic. Using data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention comparing overdose deaths in 2017 to 2018, states and the District of Columbia are ranked by largest positive change between the two years.
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Emergency rooms open new paths for opioid overdose survivors

Nicole O’Donnell has experienced two opioid overdoses. She has never forgotten the way she was treated at the hospital emergency room.
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Why 2019 Could Be Marijuana’s Biggest Year Yet

A green tide in Congress raises hopes that pot could be legal under federal law by year’s end.
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FDA chief threatens to take e-cigarettes off the market

Experts agreed it won’t be easy to help addicted youth kick the vape habit.
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What to know about marijuana withdrawal

Whether they use marijuana for recreational or medicinal purposes, people can develop withdrawal symptoms when they stop using it
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Blunting Addiction’s Impact

Reducing the death toll is just a first step toward curbing America's opioid crisis.
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Treating America’s Addicted Youth

Opioid addiction has seeped into the younger population, prompting a call for better care..
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