1. Opioid Epidemic Tied to Doubling of Dangerous Heart Infections
Addiction and overdose deaths aren’t the only consequence of America’s opioid epidemic. Cases of a potentially deadly heart infection have risen alarmingly, too, a new study finds. [usnews.com]
2. Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs
That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs are affecting the safety of Irish patients.[thejournal.ie]
3. Lexicon of alcohol and drug terms published by the World Health Organization
Absolute alcohol Ethanol containing not more than 1% by mass of water. Abstinence Refraining from drug use or (particularly) from drinking alcoholic beverages, whether as a matter of principle or for other reasons.[who.int]
4. Addiction Treatment And Recovery Policy Update
On September 5th, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration released their final mental health and addiction parity guidance.[recoveryanswers.org]
5. Preference for fentanyl higher amount young, white, frequent opioid users
A minority of people who use illicit opioids indicated a preference for fentanyl, the super-potent synthetic opioid that accounts for much of the recent rise in the U.S.[medicalxpress.com]
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