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Drug-addicted newborns becoming a national epidemic

Medical personnel will tell you there is nothing to prepare you for the sound of a newborn crying, literally shrieking in a high, gut-wrenching pitch because they have been cut-off from the opiates their mothers ingested during pregnancy.

FDA approves overdose device

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a handheld device for the treatment of opioid-overdose emergencies.

FDA introduce tighter controls on opiates

Due to an apparent growing misuse of long-acting prescription opioids, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has introduced tighter controls on the use of opiates for medication purposes.

Vermont 2013: A good year for drug policy reform

Now that the 2013 session of the Vermont legislature has been over for almost a month and the last of the bills have been signed into law, one thing has become clear for those Vermonters who smoke marijuana or use drugs--2013 was a good year.

In U.S., one baby is born every hour addicted to opiates

One baby per hour is born addicted to opiate drugs in the U.S., says a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. This rate tripled from 2000 to 2009.

8 U.S. troopers died of opiate overdose in Afghanistan

Investigative reports have shown that 8 U.S. soldiers died from a heroin overdose or by mixing prescription and other opiate drugs during 2010/2011.
 

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