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Surge in Opioid Prescriptions for Pregnant Women

Source: New York Times | Posted on April 14, 2014

Doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women in astonishing numbers, new research shows, even though risks to the developing fetus are largely unknown.

Doctors are prescribing opioid painkillers to pregnant women in astonishing numbers, new research shows, even though risks to the developing fetus are largely unknown.

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E-Cigarette Makers Targeting Youth, Congressional Report Says

Source: New York Times | Posted on April 14, 2014

An investigation by Democratic members of Congress into the marketing practices of electronic cigarette companies found that major producers are targeting young people by giving away free samples at music and sporting events and running radio and television advertisements during youth-oriented programs. The inquiry, led by Senator Richard J. Durbin,… continue reading »

An investigation by Democratic members of Congress into the marketing practices of electronic cigarette companies found that major producers are targeting young people by giving away free samples at music and sporting events and running radio and television advertisements during youth-oriented programs. The inquiry, led by Senator Richard J. Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, and Representative Henry A. Waxman, a Democrat from California, was conducted as the Food and Drug Administration prepares a major package of tobacco control rules that would place e-cigarettes under federal regulation for the first time. The new rules have been slow to appear, and lawmakers said they hoped their report might help speed their release.

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Why heroin is spreading in America’s suburbs (+video)

Source: The Christian Science Monitor | Posted on April 3, 2014

The drug has followed prescription painkillers into new neighborhoods, forcing police and parents to confront an unexpected problem.

The drug has followed prescription painkillers into new neighborhoods, forcing police and parents to confront an unexpected problem.

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In-Depth Information On Drugs In Texas

Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drugs

1 out of 6 of Texas teens reports having misused or abused a prescription drug in the past year. This is a 33% increase over the last 5 years. Learn More >>

Synthetic Marijuana, K2 / Spice

Synthetic Marijuana, K2 / Spice

“Fake marijuana” products are a blend of plant material sprayed with man made chemicals. The ingredients vary wildly, as can the potency. Sellers skirt the law by writing “not for human consumption” on the package. Learn More >>

Methamphetamine (Meth)

Methamphetamine (Meth)

Meth is a highly addictive man made stimulant. Side effects include brain damage, skin lacerations, rotten teeth, depression, and paranoia. Learn More >>

Bath Salts

Bath Salts

Bath salts are a blend of powdered chemicals sold in packages, intended for getting high. They are very dangerous and should not be confused with household products, like Epsom salt. Learn More >>

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