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Naloxone Updates

Update: FDA now recommends prescribing naloxone and requires new labeling changes for opioids In its Drug Safety Communication from July 23, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it recommends that health care professionals consider prescribing naloxone to patients at increased risk of opioid overdose, including those taking benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants, regardless of whether the …

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Teens Who Abuse Alcohol and Other Substances May Neglect Their Teeth

Raising adolescents (even under the best of circumstances) can be difficult. So, the results of a new study out of Brazil, published in December 2018, may come as no surprise. Parents, teachers, community advocates, social scientists, and health care professionals have bemoaned the influence of a “bad crowd” on teens since the dawn of time. However, science relies on data, not “common …