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Safe Space for Illegal Drug Consumption in Baltimore Would Save $6 Million a Year

A new cost-benefit analysis conducted by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and others suggests that $6 million in costs related to the opioid epidemic could be saved each year if a single “safe consumption” space for illicit drug users were opened in Baltimore.

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Public Health, Oral Health, Cannabis, Marijuana, hash, dental medicine, Dentistry, Periodontal Disease, Periodontitis, Periodontics

Recreational Cannabis, Used Often, Increases Risk of Gum Disease

Recreational use of cannabis—including marijuana, hashish, and hash oil—increases the risk of gum disease, says a study by Columbia University dental researchers.

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Society Of Toxicology, Toxicology, toxicologist, Opioid, opioid abuse, Opioid Crisis, Chronic Pain, Opioid Epidemic

Opioid Abuse and Overdose: How Toxicologists Are Addressing This Public Health Crisis

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With increasing reports of and concerns about opioid abuse, there are actions toxicologists can take to help prevent and treat the problem.

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Ending Platelet Shortage, Emotional Support Animals, Internet Addition, and More in the Children's Health News Source

Click here for the latest research and features on Children's Health.

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FSMB Releases Updated Guidelines for Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics

The Federation of State Medical Boards releases its updated guidelines for the chronic use of opioid analgesics.

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Cocaine, Drug Trafficking, Central America, Deforestation, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, NAU, Northern Arizona University

NAU Researchers Find Silent Victim in Drug Wars: Central America’s Forests

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Forests in Central America are diminishing at alarming rates for reasons you would never suspect.

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opioid abuse, Opiod Pain Medications, Emergency Medicine, Prescription Drug Abuse, Opioid Epidemic, Drug Abuse, Emergency room visits, Penn Medicine, Addiction

Even Small Quantities of Opioids Prescribed for Minor Injuries Increase Risk of Long-Term Use

Patients who received their first opioid prescription for an ankle sprain treated in U.S. emergency departments commonly received prescriptions for anywhere from 15 to 40 pills, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Those who received 30 or more pills compared to less than 15 pills were twice as likely to fill an additional opioid prescription within three to six months. The authors say the results point to the urgent need for policies and guidelines to address when opioid medications are indicated for minor injuries and to reduce the number of pills supplied for opioid prescriptions.

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Body Donations, A-Fib Scores, Prostate Cancer Screenings, and More in the Healthcare News Source

The latest research, features and announcements in healthcare in the Healthcare News Source

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Bath Salt, New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing, NYU CDUHR, Nyu Langone Medical Center, CDUHR, New Psychoactive Substances

Researchers Test How to Accurately Assess Use of New Psychoactive Drugs such as “Bath Salts”

Researchers surveyed individuals entering NYC EDM parties about their drug usage, with almost one out of ten participants who reported no “bath salt” use as per the gate question then reported use of one or more drugs in this class, such as methylone, providing evidence of under-reporting.

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Study: Trying New Marijuana Products and Edibles Is Associated with Unexpected Highs

A new study by RTI International suggests that unexpected highs are a consequence of using new marijuana products and edibles—products that have flooded the marijuana market since legalization of recreational marijuana use.







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