Drug / Substance Abuse

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Singer Demi Lovato speaks out, says will keep fighting addiction

Published 05/08/2018

(Reuters) - U.S. pop singer Demi Lovato spoke out on Sunday about her battle with addiction, saying she needed “time to heal and focus on [more…]

Cigarette use declines among U.S. young women, but marijuana blunt…

Cigarette use declines among U.S. young women, but marijuana blunt…

Published 20/07/2018

(Reuters Health) - Cigarette use decreased among young women - including pregnant women - during the past decade in the U.S., according to a new [more…]

Kurt Cobain’s daughter says time for U.S. to get over mental health…

Kurt Cobain’s daughter says time for U.S. to get over mental health…

Published 17/07/2018

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Kurt Cobain’s daughter said on Tuesday the United States should overcome its taboo about mental health and addiction almost a quarter of [more…]

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate…

Israeli firm gets U.S. nod for advanced trials for non-opiate…

Published 10/07/2018

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli pharmaceuticals company PainReform has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin late-stage clinical studies for a [more…]

Sleep disturbances common in National Guard soldiers after deployment

Sleep disturbances common in National Guard soldiers after deployment

Published 29/06/2018

(Reuters Health) - National Guard soldiers may be plagued with sleep problems when they return home from the battlefield, according to a small study. For [more…]

U.S. agency rescinds order banning Louisiana distributor from…

U.S. agency rescinds order banning Louisiana distributor from…

Published 19/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday reversed an order that halted a Louisiana drug wholesaler’s opioid sales over allegations it failed [more…]

U.S. drug agency suspends Louisiana distributor over opioid sales

U.S. drug agency suspends Louisiana distributor over opioid sales

Published 04/05/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said on Friday it had suspended a Louisiana pharmaceutical distributor from selling controlled substances for allegedly selling [more…]

U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump

U.S. marijuana friends and foes cautious at signs of softer Trump

Published 14/04/2018

(Reuters) - Both advocates and opponents of legalized marijuana reacted with caution on Saturday to signs from the White House that growers in U.S. states [more…]

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

Trump to lift legal threat to states that permit marijuana use

Published 14/04/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will lift his administration’s plans for a possible crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana after talks with a [more…]

Arkansas sues opioid manufacturers for roles in epidemic

Arkansas sues opioid manufacturers for roles in epidemic

Published 29/03/2018

(Reuters) - Arkansas’ attorney general on Thursday joined the widening mass of litigation against opioid manufacturers, accusing three drugmakers of promoting addictive painkillers in ways [more…]