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Prescriptions for drugs used to relieve anxiety, agitation or sleep problems are on the rise in the U.S., according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Benzodiazepines were prescribed at 65.9 million office-based doctor visits from...
States can now use funds earmarked for the opioid crisis to address the surge in meth and cocaine use, thanks to a spending bill passed by Congress in late 2019. The change affects a $1.5 billion grant program previously restricted to dealing with the opioid epidemic....
According to a new study from the non-profit health group Truth Initiative, use of Juul vaping devices doubled among young people ages 18 to 20, from nearly 12% to 24%. Researchers also found among 21 to 24-year-olds, Juul use more than tripled from 5.6% to 18%. Read...