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BC urged to provide prescription narcotics at supervised sites

BC urged to provide prescription narcotics at supervised sites

To make hydromorphone an approved addiction treatment, its manufacturer would have to file a submission to Health Canada for review and approval …
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Risky Rats Give Clues on Brain Circuitry Behind Taking a Chance

A new study found that a specific type of neuron in a certain brain region helps galvanize whether or not a risky choice is made. (Source: NYT Health)
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FDA Announces Safety Labeling Changes for Immediate-Release Opioid Medications

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced yesterday that it has issued class-wide safety labeling changes for immediate-release (IR) opioid pain medications in an ongoing effort to educate prescribers and patients about the potential risks associated with opioid use. Among the changes, the FDA is requiring a new boxed warning about the serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, an
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RSA Honors CPN Chief Lorenzo Leggio

The Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) has announced that Lorenzo Leggio, M.D., Ph.D., M.Sc., will receive the 2016 Early Career Investigator Award. Dr. Leggio is Chief of the Section on Clinical Psychoneuroendocrinology and Neuropsychopharmacology (CPN), a joint laboratory of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA).  (Sourc
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‘Black box’ addiction warnings added to common prescription painkillers

US health regulators will add their strongest warning labels to prescription painkillers, such as Vicodin and Percocet, to stem the epidemic of opioid abuse. The Food and Drug Administration revealed plans to add a ‘black box’ warning to all immediate-release prescription opioid painkillers – which includes nearly 175 branded and generic drugs. Those medications are among the most commonly prescr
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