Federal agencies are urging doctors to evaluate the risks to patients on opioid pain medicines before abruptly tapering them off the highly addictive drugs.
Roughly 14,000 cocaine and 10,000 meth users died in the US in 2017, an increase of more than a third compared with 2016 and triple of what was seen in 2012.
Washington state, which recently experienced a serious measles outbreak, has the only state legislature this year that passed tighter vaccination rules.
The study will track the mother’s marijuana use from the first trimester throughout pregnancy and then scan infants’ brains at age 6 months to identify possible effects of cannabis exposure.
Though many other states besides Maine are taking targeted actions to lower drug prices, few if any are seeking to tackle the issue in such a comprehensive way.
The warning applies to Lunesta,Sonata and Ambien, Ambien CR, Edluar, Intermezzo, and Zolpimist.
Driving while high increases your chance of getting in a crash, and becomes even more dangerous when combined with alcohol use
The trend has a big impact on states, whose budgets often already are overstretched responding to the drug crisis and other needs.
Parents are using end runs around new laws requiring vaccinations, often, with the cooperation of doctors.
New findings clearly show that the routine HPV vaccination program has been a resounding success.