American Dental Association announces new policy to combat opioid epidemic

Looking at the worsening opioid crisis that continues to affect millions of Americans, the American Dental Association (ADA) has announced a new policy for prescribing opioids with respect to prescription limits and continuing education. ADA president Joseph P. Crowley has urged the dentists across the nation to make sincere efforts in combating the opioid epidemic…

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Disciplinary action against 9 midshipmen of US Naval Academy for alleged drug use and failure to report

The U.S. Naval Academy recently announced initiation of a disciplinary action against nine midshipmen for alleged drug use, according to a spokesman of the Academy. Five men are held responsible for using illegal drugs like ecstasy, ketamine, mushrooms or cocaine within the Academy, while the remaining four have been held responsible for not reporting the..

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Tax increase on cigarettes and alcohol in Maryland linked to improved public health, finds study

An increase in taxes on alcohol and tobacco by the Maryland government resulted in reduced use of both the substances among the people, found a recent study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University. Basis the findings, the researchers are now urging lawmakers to consider a nationwide increase in taxes on cigarettes and alcohol..

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