CDC Releases Guidelines For Doctors Designed To Reduce Opioid Prescribing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines Tuesday that recommend primary care providers avoid prescribing opioid painkillers for patients with chronic pain, according to USA Today. The risks from opioids greatly outweigh the benefits for most people, the CDC says. Primary care providers write nearly half of all opioid prescriptions, according to…
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April Was Also Alcohol Awareness Month

  As the popular observation states, “smokers drink and drinkers smoke.” One study found that, over a 12-year period, out of 845 alcoholics observed, about 74 died due to alcohol abuse and 111 died due to smoking-related causes. The NIH estimates that 9 out of 10 alcoholics smoke cigarettes as well, which is three times…
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New Tobacco Product Regulations By FDA

On May 5, the FDA made new rules to federally regulate e-cigarettes. The process has been a long one for organizations like CADCA and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which have been waiting years for the FDA to impose specific protocols on the essentially unregulated multibillion-dollar business that is ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems or e-cigarettes).   “The…
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Federal Courts Speak And Makes A Statement Regarding Marijuana!

At a hearing last month, US District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller announced she would uphold the right of Congress to specify the process by which illicit drugs should be scheduled in the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970. The judge promised she would write a full opinion, which has just been released: UNITED STATES OF…
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New App Available To Help Parents Talk About Dangers Of Alcohol With Kids

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reminds parents that it’s never too early to talk to your kids about the dangers of underage drinking. They found that parents have a significant influence on whether their kids drink. SAMHSA also found that children start experimenting with alcohol earlier than many parents realize: 10…
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