News tagged with drug dependency

Injecting drug users have poor access to HIV services

The provision of HIV prevention services for injecting drug users, which is essential to contain the spread of HIV, is inadequate in most countries around the world and presents a critical public health problem, according ...

Feb 28, 2010
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FDA concerned dissolvable tobacco appeals to kids

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration is saying in letters to two tobacco companies that flavored, dissolvable tobacco products - that the agency compares with candy and says contain a lot of nicotine - could be particularly ...

Feb 04, 2010
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Painkiller patch creates addiction

Morphine patches are supposed to reduce use of painkillers, and provide more control over their use in chronic pain conditions. But researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and St. Olavs Hospital ...

May 17, 2009
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