Opioids No Better Than Over-The-Counter Pain Meds, Study FindsIn patients with stubborn back aches or hip or knee arthritis, opioids worked no better than over-the-counter drugs or other nonopioids at reducing problems with walking or sleeping.
Vaping Is Addictive And Can Lead Teens To Smoke, Study Finds10 studies reportedly all showed enough evidence to suggest that nicotine-filled e-cigarettes carry the same addictive potential as standard tobacco products.
Apple Investors Urge Software Changes To Curb Child Gadget AddictionTwo major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting concern about the effects of gadgets on youngsters.
Big Tobacco's Anti-Smoking Ads Set To Begin After Decade Of DelayDecades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies will be returning to prime-time television this weekend, but not by choice.
President Trump To Declare Opioid Public Health EmergencyPresident Donald Trump will direct his Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency under the Public Health Service Act.
Cigarette Makers To Publish Statements On Health RisksMajor cigarette companies will soon begin publishing a series of blunt statements about the health risks of smoking as part of a court order stemming from a 1999 lawsuit brought by the federal government.
Express Scripts To Limit Opioids; Doctors ConcernedThe nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users.
Heroin Dealers Arrested After Woman's Overdose Death At McDonald'sA Dallas-area man was charged by federal criminal complaint stemming from his role in selling the heroin that caused a young woman’s overdose death at a McDonald’s.
FDA-Approved Implant Helping Patients Battle Opioid AddictionRecently, the FDA approved an implant that delivers a slow, but steady dose of buprenorphine during six months. It’s called a Probuphine implant.
Drugmakers Set To Gain As Taxpayers Foot New Opioid CostsPharmaceutical industry critics say the new types of drugs the companies are pushing to address the nation's ongoing opioid crisis boost profits while forcing taxpayers to shoulder the costs.
Surgeon General Calls Youth 'Vaping' A Public Health ThreatThe U.S. surgeon general is calling e-cigarettes an emerging public health threat to the nation's youth.
Turning Ecstasy Into Potential Treatment For PTSD?If researchers have their way, the illegal, highly addictive party drug known as Ecstasy could become a treatment option for PTSD, post traumatic stress disorder.