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Genetics Partially Explain How People Respond to Oxycodone
Jan 19, 2017
Addiction-related behaviors from oxycodone could be due to the protein, RGS9-2.
Seemingly Simple Strategy Cuts Opioid Use Without Worsening Pain
Jan 18, 2017
Study shows that reducing the amount of opioids doesn't result in more pain.
Long-Acting Opioid Painkiller Gains FDA Approval
Jan 09, 2017
The FDA approved a morphine sulfate extended-release tablet (Arymo ER/Egalet) to treat severe pain needing “daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment".
Seven Tips: When Your Holiday Guest is an Addict
Dec 19, 2016
Constance Scharff, PhD
When invited guests at holiday gatherings include those struggling with substance abuse, what's a host or hostess to do?
Post Traumatic Stress Drug Candidate Gets Breakthrough Therapy Status
Dec 19, 2016
Tonix pharmaceutical has received a breakthrough therapy designation for a drug candidate meant to treat post-traumatic stress disorder.
FDA Drops Black Box Requirement on Varenicline, Zyban Labels
Dec 16, 2016
The US Food and Drug Administration approved dropping black box warning on two smoking cessation aids.
Employment Status Influences Prescription Drug Misuse
Dec 06, 2016
Employment status can be very telling for opioid and stimulant misuse odds, said researchers from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.
HIV Initiatives in the Works: Self-Testing, Sterile Needle Programs, Vaccine Trial
Dec 01, 2016
As December 1 marks World AIDS Day, researchers report on the latest prevention and diagnosis strategies as well as a threat in the quest to eradicate the disease.
One Overlooked Factor Drives African Americans' Vulnerability to HIV
Nov 18, 2016
Researchers from the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences in Kentucky examined one factor that could affect the disparity – drug policies.
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