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Doctors lax in monitoring potentially addicting drugs

Few primary care physicians pay adequate attention to patients taking prescription opioid drugs -- despite the potential for abuse, addiction and overdose, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College ...

Mar 03, 2011
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Addicts helped by implanted devices: study

Persons addicted to heroin or prescription pain killers can get help kicking their habit by using an implanted device under the skin that delivers small doses of medication, researchers reported Tuesday.

Oct 12, 2010
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Medical marijuana to be OK in some VA clinics

(AP) -- Patients treated at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics will be able to use medical marijuana in the 14 states where it's legal, according to new federal guidelines.

Jul 24, 2010
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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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