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Obama Unveils Plan to Stem Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Noting that more Americans die each year from overdoses than from car accidents, Obama announced efforts experts say will modestly impact the opioid addiction epidemic.

Study: State Laws Can Help Prevent Binge Drinking

A new study says strong state alcohol laws can help prevent binge drinking and its related problems.

Study: One in Ten Teens Admits to Misusing Prescription Drugs

A new study has found that one in 10 teens admits to misusing prescription drugs. Records showed that the vast majority of the patients were not prescribed the drugs and had used them illegally.

FDA Panel Discusses Tougher Restrictions on Hydrocodone Meds

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration Panel is deciding whether some prescription painkillers should have tougher restrictions. The panel will discuss painkillers containing hydrocodone and whether to classify them in a more tightly-regulated category.

Study: Cocaine Might Speed Brain Aging

British researchers recently found that cocaine use may accelerate the aging of the brain. In a study of 60 cocaine users and 60 non-users, the users lost nearly twice as much brain volume per year as the healthy subjects.

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