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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending January 10, 2020


Pharmacies Don't Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and Antibiotics
A team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of drugs: opioids and antibiotics.

The Unforeseen Dangers of a Device That Curbs Drunken Driving
Ignition interlock devices are becoming ubiquitous. They can distract drivers and cause crashes.

Drugs Now on Par With Economy as Concerns of Rural America
Drugs are seen as an equal concern to economic conditions in rural America, a new survey finds.

Few U.S. teen opioid overdose survivors get recommended care
Even after surviving an opioid overdose, few U.S. teenagers receive the recommended treatment for their addiction, a new study shows.

Startup Gambles on Treating Mental Health Online
Hoping to help close a care gap, Cerebral offers online consultation and drugs for anxiety, depression and insomnia

The Power of Youth Advocacy
Many Pharmacies Don’t Provide Instructions on How ...

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