Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Costs Increasing, According to Three-Year Study’s Findings

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]According to a three-year study conducted by researchers from the University of Florida and recently published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the costs associated with treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) are steadily rising. Treatment costs for the newborns increased...

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New Report Takes Aim at Opioid Abuse in Massachusetts

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]In response to what many see as a growing opioid abuse problem in the state of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Health Council (MHC) recently released a report outlining several approaches toward combating opioid abuse and tackling statewide abuse of other substances including...

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Ecstasy-Like Drug Tied to Multiple U.S. and European Deaths

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text disable_pattern="true" align="left" margin_bottom="0"]Pills containing PMMA, a synthetic stimulant that produces effects similar to MDMA (popularly known as Ecstasy), have been implicated in multiple deaths and hospitalizations in Chicago, Florida and Ireland since September. The drug, which causes spikes in body temperature and blood pressure,...

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