Health officials eye injectable addiction treatment that could 'turn the tide of the opioid epidemic'

Sublocade, an injectable alternative to Suboxone, has been approved by Health Canada after a successful run in the U.S. The treatment is administered once a month and is highly touted by many American physicians.
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(WASHINGTON) — Juul Labs stopped selling fruit and dessert flavors Thursday, acknowledging the public’s “lack of trust” in the vaping industry. The voluntary step is the company’s latest attempt to weather a growing political backlash blaming its flavored-nicotine products for hooking a generation of teenagers on electronic cigarettes. Juul, the best-selling e-cigarette brand in the U.S., has been besieged by scrutiny, including multiple investigations by Congress, the Food and Drug Administration and several state attorneys general. The company is also being sued by adults and underage Juul u...
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US Rep Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) introduced a bill on Monday that would allow no more than 20 milligrams per milliliter in the liquid pods that are used in e-cigarettes.
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Two public school districts on Monday sued Juul Labs Inc, accusing the company of endangering their students and draining their resources by marketing its addictive e-cigarettes to teenagers.
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Specialist drug treatment centres are one way to tackle the problem of a 'hidden epidemic' of people dependent on prescription pills. Drugs such as opioid painkillers can be addictive.
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Several medications are proven to help people stop smoking, but few patients with tobacco use disorder are being offered them, according to addiction experts at APA ’s IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference in New York.Despite the higher rates of smoking by people with mental illness compared with those without mental illness, only a quarter of facilities that treat patients with substance use disorders in the United States offer nicotine replacement therapy or medication treatment, and two-thirds allow tobacco use on their grounds, explained session chair Michael Brus, M.D., a clinical instructor of psychiatry a...
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review is to examine the impact of the opioid epidemic in adolescents and young adults and recent findings regarding the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in pediatric medical settings.Recent FindingsExisting guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain in adults are not intended to be applied to adolescents, who arguably may need different interventions that balance the need to mitigate the long-term impact of chronic pain with the need to limit opioid misuse. Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment is an important upstream strategy to prevent opioid misus...
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Read CNN's Fast Facts about the opioid crisis and learn about the epidemic of addiction to painkillers.
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Victims of opioid addiction weren't in the room when OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma persuaded half the state attorneys general to settle claims over the company's role in the nationwide overdose epidemic
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Each week brings a new story of some calamity brought by vaping. In late July, a Connecticut man filed suit against e-cigarette giant Juul Labs after suffering a massive stroke. The suit alleges that he became addicted while he was still a high schooler, even though the company says it is specifically taking action to prevent young people from trying the product. In August, an Illinois patient died after vaping, succumbing to a mysterious respiratory illness; news broke teens in the Midwest hospitalized with severe and unexplained respiratory symptoms; and the FDA announced that that it was investigating the relationship b...
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