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The Government of Canada Invests in Lifesaving Opioids Research

7.5M grant will fund research into preventing opioid overdoses and treating opioid dependency.

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Unintentional Drug Use Continues Among Molly Users in EDM Party Scene

Use of MDMA or “Molly” is common in the electronic dance music scene, but research is showing that many Molly users are using other drugs unknowingly.

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Scientists Reveal New Insights and Possible Solutions for Opioid Epidemics Using Machine Learning

Mount Sinai researchers have identified unique structural, biological and chemical insights in the way different opioid drugs activate the receptors and specific signaling pathways responsible for the drug’s beneficial and adverse effects, according to a study to be published in Nature’s Scientific Reports.

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University of Rhode Island Student on Front Lines of Addiction Crisis

Student combines interest in public health, pharmacy while meeting with recovering addicts in prison, assisting officer, non-profits

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‘Epigenetic’ Changes From Cigarette Smoke May be First Step in Lung Cancer Development

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Scientists at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have preliminary evidence in laboratory-grown, human airway cells that a condensed form of cigarette smoke triggers so-called “epigenetic” changes in the cells consistent with the earliest steps toward lung cancer development.

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Cocaine Users’ Brains Unable to Extinguish Drug Associations

Mount Sinai researchers study if longtime cocaine users could benefit from a psychological technique that might help them quit

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Long-Term Opioid Prescription Use Jumps Threefold Over 16-Year Period, Large-Scale Study Suggests

A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that opioid prescription increased significantly between 1999 and 2014, and that much of that increase stemmed from patients who’d been taking their medication for 90 days or longer.

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CBD May Protect Against Psychiatric Risk From High-THC Cannabis Strains

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A study by Indiana University neuroscientists published Sept. 5 finds that a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis called cannabidiol, or CBD, appears to protect against the long-term negative psychiatric effects of THC, the primary psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

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Brief Primary Care Intervention Cut Risky Drug Use Among Latinos by 40 Percent

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Brief interventions in a primary care clinic can reduce patients’ risky substance use by 4.5 days per month — a 40 percent decline among the Latino patients surveyed — compared with people who did not receive the brief intervention.







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