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New Mexico Overdoses Decline For Second Straight Year

By McCarton Ackerman

Could the drop in states like New Mexico and Georgia be the start of a national trend? MORE  

Latvia, Italy and UK Named Worst European Countries For Drug Use

By McCarton Ackerman

Meanwhile, heroin seems to be on the wane, though it's being replaced with increases in crystal meth and ecstasy use. MORE  

FDA Approves Anti-Opioid Overdose Device

By McCarton Ackerman

A hand-held injector that delivers spoken instructions, Evzio will allow people with no medical knowledge to deliver a life-saving dose of naloxone. MORE  

FDA Urges Doctors To Respect Acetaminophen Dosage Limits

By John Lavitt

The Food and Drug Administration cautioned doctors about the increased risks of liver damage, while warning manufacturers over non-compliance. MORE  

Substance Abuse Rises Among Medical Trainees

By Shawn Dwyer

A new report shows that the number of anesthesiology residents struggling with substance abuse is at its highest levels since 1975. MORE  

Danish Drug Company Egalet Aims to Make Abuse-Deterrent Hydrocodone

By Allison McCabe

News about a joint collaboration with Japanese company, Shinogi, follows the FDA's controversial decision to approve the deterrent-less Zohydro. MORE  

OD Antidote Shows 95% Success Rate

By Victoria Kim

After its success in one Mass. town, police across the country could soon be required to carry the life-saving nasal spray. MORE  

Morning Roundup: June 24, 2013

By The Fix staff

Cocaine use grows more common in the middle class, opioid painkillers cost the US billions of dollars, and Rihanna supersizes her joints in Amsterdam. MORE  

Almost 70% of Americans Take Rx Drugs

By Chrisanne Grise

A study finds opioid painkillers are among the most common, with 13% of the US taking them. MORE  

Why Do Certain People Get Hooked on Painkillers?

By Valerie Tejeda

A missing enzyme in the brain could put some people at higher risk for opioid addiction. MORE  

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