CDC issues guidelines for opioid prescribing

The number of opioids being prescribed and sold in the U.S. has quadrupled since 1999. In 2013, health care providers wrote 249 million opioid pain medication prescriptions – enough for every […]

CDC issues health alert on fentanyl-related overdoses

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a health alert due to increases in fentanyl drug confiscations and fentanyl-related overdose fatalities. The CDC and Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating […]

Nearly 10 percent of Americans use marijuana

Marijuana use among adults has doubled in the last decade, with 9.5 percent of American adults now reportedly using the drug. Marijuana use increased from 4.1 percent in 2001-02 to 9.5 […]

College students admit prescription drug abuse

One in five college students admit to abusing prescription stimulants at least once in their lives – a rate higher than non-students. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids conducted a nationally represented […]

Heroin overdose deaths on the rise

The number of people dying from heroin overdoses doubled between 2010 and 2012. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed recent mortality data from 28 states to determine the scope […]

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