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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending October 25, 2019


Vaping-Related Illness Has a New Name: EVALI
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted the name in new guidance on the illness, which has sickened nearly 1,300 people across 49 states

Reports expand mental health competencies, strategies for practice
An updated AAP policy statement and a new technical report recommend competencies pediatricians should achieve to meet the mental health needs of today's children..

How Germany averted an opioid crisis
Unlike in the U.S., opioids have never emerged as a front-line medical treatment in Germany..

College hands out coasters that test for date rape drugs
Students at the University of New Mexico can now pick up coasters that will alert them if any drugs are in their drinks, the school announced.

Doctors Are 'Well-Intentioned but Under-Prepared' to Treat Patients Struggling With Opioid Use: Report
A survey of more than 500 physicians indicates that physicians are "well-intentioned but under-prepared" to treat patients struggling with opioid misuse.

North Brunswick Township High School Celebrates Re...
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