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New Study: Benzodiazepine Prescriptions on the Rise

New Study: Benzodiazepine Prescriptions on the Rise

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...

Feds to Let States Use Opioid Funds to Tackle Meth and Cocaine

Feds to Let States Use Opioid Funds to Tackle Meth and Cocaine

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....

JUUL Use Skyrocketing Among Older Teens and Young Adults

JUUL Use Skyrocketing Among Older Teens and Young Adults

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...