Government Rules Aimed at Curbing Opioid Prescriptions May Have Backfired

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — As the U.S. opioid addiction epidemic widened, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) placed the prescription painkillers in a tougher-to-refill category. Many states also mandated monitoring programs to spot overprescribing by doctors. But two new studies suggest these steps, while well-intentioned, may have led to more opioids —…

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Store Tobacco Ads Help Get Kids Vaping

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tobacco displays and advertising in convenience stores make teens more willing to try electronic cigarettes, researchers say. E-cigarettes are the most commonly used smoking products among young people in the United States. The study, which included 160 middle and high school students between 11 and 17 years of…

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