A recent study has reported a decreased risk of developing opioid addiction in patients who receive prescription drugs in an emergency department (ED). According to the study, patients who received their first dose of prescription opioids in the ED had reduced risk of becoming long-term users as compared to those who were prescribed the medications..
The raging opioid epidemic of America is sparing no one, not even the children. According to a recent study, published in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), there is a sharp rise in the number of children and teens diagnosed with dependence on opioids and heroin in the emergency departments (ED).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the marketing of the first mobile application to help treat substance use disorder (SUD). On Sept. 14, 2017, the FDA permitted the use of the app, called Reset, to treat SUDs involving alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulants after a 12-week clinical trial conducted on 399 patients…
The Michigan House has voted to maintain the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) levels while driving at 0.08. On Sept. 12, 2017, state Representative Patrick Green’s House Bill 4548 extended the sunset on the BAC standard of 0.08 from Oct. 1, 2018, to Oct. 1, 2023. Moreover, Representative Klint Kesto amended the sentencing..
Researchers are unanimous about the risks associated with heavy drinking during pregnancy. Studies suggest that binge/heavy drinking during pregnancy is linked to negative consequences in the newborn, including impaired intellectual ability, birth defects and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). FASD is associated with a set of mental, physical, behavioral, and/or learning disabilities with the risk..