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New Label for Opioid Painkiller Embeda Will Say Drug Has Abuse-Deterrent Features

New Label for Opioid Painkiller Embeda Will Say Drug Has Abuse-Deterrent Feature…

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new labeling for the opioid painkiller Embeda that states the drug has abuse-deterrent features, the Associated Press reports.

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Synthetic Marijuana-Related ER Visits More Than Doubled in One Year

Synthetic Marijuana-Related ER Visits More Than Doubled in One Year

A new government report finds emergency rooms visits related to synthetic marijuana more than doubled between 2010 and 2011, HealthDay reports.

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More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected, Study Reports

Although drinking during pregnancy has long been considered taboo, new research suggests that as many as one in 20 U.S. children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth.

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New Book Details Epidemic Of Alcohol Abuse Among Retirees

New Book Details Epidemic Of Alcohol Abuse Among Retirees

In his new book, Peter Bamberger urges Baby Boomers to "anticipate things happening unexpectedly so that you are more psychologically prepared ... if you're pushed out [of a job] ... especially if you like your job."

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Dr. Westley Clark Retires from SAMHSA

Dr. Westley Clark Retires from SAMHSA

H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM has retired as Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), a post he held for 16 years.

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Marijuana – Medicine by Legislation

Marijuana – Medicine by Legislation

It is difficult to open any news medium, whether the local Denver free newspaper or CNN, without encountering an analysis of marijuana policy.  Similar to the division of Americans into politically outspoken reds and blues, passionate factions that either support...

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SPOTLIGHT: Fishkill, NY Affiliate Offers an Array of Prevention Programs

SPOTLIGHT: Fishkill, NY Affiliate Offers an Array of Prevention Programs

The Council on Addiction Prevention & Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE) provides numerous evidence-based prevention programs for county youth and families.

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Combining Social/Governmental and Medical Models:  the Case of Disulfiram

Combining Social/Governmental and Medical Models: the Case of Disulfiram

Developed in the late 1940's(1, 2), disulfiram (Antabuse®) is the oldest of the three agents currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of alcoholism. In the presence of ethyl alcohol (ethanol), it occasions an immediate and profoundly uncomfortable physical sickness known as the disulfiram-alcohol reaction(D-AR). This includes facial flushing,...

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Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest Alcoholism and Addiction Advocacy Organization in America

Fashion, Media and Business Icons Join Forces to Support the Oldest and Largest …

Hamilton South Photo Credit Neil Rasmus-BFAThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) held its Inaugural Gala recently. Event co-chairs Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, Barry Sternlicht, James Abernathy, and Aby and Samantha Rosen joined attendees to honor New York City marketing and communications executive Hamilton South for his passionate commitment to recovery and steadfast...

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