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Juul Labs Inc in hot-seat again over marketing practices

The FDA slammed vaping company Juul on Monday for illegally advertising its nicotine pods as a safer alternative to cigarettes, threatening to fine or even seize the company’s products if it doesn’t correct its marketing.

Medical pot can now be used to treat opioid addiction in N.J.

On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a broad attack on opioid addiction by adding it to the list of illnesses that qualify residents for medical marijuana.

Head-to-head study compared two opioid addiction treatments

In a first of its kind study sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the effectiveness of two treatments for opioid addiction, Suboxone, and naltrexone were compared.

Getting prescription opioids in New Jersey just got tougher

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a stringent new opioid prescription law in February that will be implemented next week, and already, doctors are complaining, saying it's too strict.

Most U.S. teens who abuse opioids started with a prescription

According to a new study on opioid use among adolescents, most teenagers who end up abusing opioids first received the drugs through a prescription from a doctor.

FDA approves first implant to fight opioid drug addiction

A tiny implant that will help opioid addicts fight their cravings has won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The implants will soon be available in that country, likely next month.

Opioid addicts will have new implant treatment by end of June

Opioid abuse and addiction has taken a tremendous toll on Americans and our health care resources, but the FDA's approval of a medication-emitting implant may be one answer to solving the problem.

Sen. Murphy urges better buprenorphine access for opioid addicts

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Wednesday urged the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to "take all necessary steps" to ensure that heroin and opioid addicts get improved access to buprenorphine, an effective treatment option that has saved lives.

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