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Addiction News & Policy Update for Week Ending August 14, 2020

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Vaping linked with much higher risk of getting COVID-19
Teen and young adult vapers were up to 7 times more likely to get COVID-19, compared with non-vapers, the study found.

Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction
Getting medication long meant seeing a licensed provider. Now a strategy for evading Covid-19 makes treatment available via the web.

CDC says some sickened after swallowing hand sanitizer
Fifteen cases of methanol poisoning caused by swallowing alcohol-based hand sanitizers were reported in Arizona and New Mexico in May and June, leading to four deaths, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Wednesday.

HSC, Deterra launch campaign to deal with unused medications
The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is launching an educational campaign to prevent overdose deaths by teaching families how to properly dispose of unwanted or leftover prescription medications.

COVID-19 disproportionately affecting mental, physical health of families with children
Measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 may be having a significant negative impact on the mental and physical well-being of parents and their children, according to results of a survey study published in Pediatrics.

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