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Suicide attempts and hospitals admissions linked to non-opioid drugs on the rise

A major new analysis of the non-opioid medications gabapentin and baclofen shows “worrying” increases in related suicide attempts and hospital admissions in U.S. adults since 2013 — coinciding with a decrease in opioid prescriptions. With the risks of opioid medications widely publicised, there has been a dramatic decline in prescriptions in the United States since… Read More »

Panic as vaping-related deaths rise

E-cigarettes could soon be banned in the US as doctors raise the alarm about a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed six, with the epidemic linked to vaping. On Tuesday the White House confirmed it plans to ban the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes over concerns about health risks, as well as the… Read More »