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Gov. Charlie Baker to include Canada in opioid crisis approach

Gov. Charlie Baker to include Canada in opioid crisis approach

Baker spokesman Brendan Moss said the governor wants to include Canada in the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction that was ratified in July by the …
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Depression, Addiction Common Among Young Transgender WomenDepression, Addiction Common Among Young Transgender Women

Mental health issues like depression and addiction are more common among young transgender women than the general U.S. population, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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FDA announces enhanced warnings for immediate-release opioid pain medications related to risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose and death

March 22, 2016 — In a continuing effort to educate prescribers and patients about the potential risks related to opioid use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced required class-wide safety labeling changes for immediate-release (IR) opioid pain medications. Among the changes, the FDA is requiring a new boxed warning about the serious risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose a
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FDA requires boxed warnings for short-acting opioids

The Food and Drug Administration will require boxed warnings on the risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, overdose, and death for all immediate-release opioids. The decision is part of the latest wave of efforts by federal officials to combat the ballooning opioid epidemic. It comes a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines recommending nonopioid analgesia for non
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A Parenting Program to Promote an Alcohol-Free Childhood: Influence on Parents’ Readiness to Prevent Child Sipping.

CONCLUSIONS: The parenting program had favorable, sustained effects on targeted outcomes intended to increase parental readiness to socialize children against early alcohol use. Mothers expected to be least receptive to the program-those who, at baseline, believed that allowing children to sip alcohol can have beneficial consequences-were most changed by it.
PMID: 26997191 [PubMed – in process
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