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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 4, 2019


Medications for opioid addiction treatment are underused, researchers say
Naltrexone, buprenorphine and methadone all have risks and benefits, but researchers say they can help patients as part of addiction treatment if used carefully.

The Medical Community Has Been Complicit in Opioids and Vaping
When the medical community makes mistakes, it's like shooting down a few hundred airplanes every year. That's a dramatic metaphor that has stuck in my mind since I first heard it from a doctor, and an apt way to describe a pathological marketing system that allows companies to push dangerously addictive drugs to the public, and to doctors. It could describe both the mistakes of opioid makers and the emerging problem of nicotine addiction through vaping.

University student mental health care is at the tipping point
As a new crop of students enter university, the sense of hope and promise is tangible. While students are at an exciting developmental stage, as a researcher and practising clinical consultant to university student health services, I know that for some students the associated stress and new pressures will become overwhelming.

Youth self-reported exposure to and perceptions of vaping advertisements: Findings from the 2017 International Tobacco Control Youth Tobacco and Vaping Survey
Countries have adopted various regulations to limit youth exposure to vaping product advertising. This study aims to examine youth exposure to and perceptions of vaping ads in Canada, England, and the US, three countries with varying vaping product advertising regulations.

Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping
CDC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments, and other clinical and public health partners are investigating a multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use, or vaping.

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