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Kentucky pharmacists now allowed to dispense heroin-fighting drug without a prescription
Kentucky pharmacists now are able to dispense a drug that can quickly reverse heroin and opioid overdoses without a doctor's prescription. more

Boys who smoke cannabis before puberty could be stunting their growth by more than four inches, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that youngsters who were addicted to the drug were far shorter than their non-smoking peers. And they also discovered that rather than being a relaxing pass time, smoking dope actually makes the body more stressed in the long term. more

Huge increase in Louisvillians getting drunk
It might not seem like a big deal. Having a few drinks with friends on a Friday night — it's just a way to relax. more

The likely cause of addiction: How society can treat addicts better and see more recovery

New evidence about addiction isn't just a challenge to us politically. It doesn't just force us to change our minds. It forces us to change our hearts. more

Former addict: Prescription pill crackdowns won’t end addiction

As federal authorities arrested hundreds of people in a prescription pill crackdown across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, a former prescription pill addict is sending a warning about what comes next for those who are hooked on pills. more

New UCLA study finds Naltrexone drug as promising treatment for methamphetamine addiction
A new study by UCLA researchers has found that Naltrexone, a drug used to treat alcoholism, may also be a promising treatment for addiction to methamphetamine. more

Lexington needle-exchange program for drug users on track for August approval, health board says
The Urban County Council probably will be asked by August to approve a needle-exchange program aimed at stemming growing rates of hepatitis and HIV in Fayette County. more

Statistics: Heroin Overdose Deaths Down In Some Ky. Counties

Heroin-related overdose deaths declined in 2014 in some northern Kentucky counties hard hit by the drug epidemic, according to new statistics. more

Prescription Painkiller Abuse Fuels Hepatitis C Infections: CDC Report
Prescription painkiller abuse is largely to blame for a big increase in the rate of hepatitis C among young people in rural areas of four states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). more

Biomed-backed drug could end addiction

It’s pretty exciting when 30-plus years of medical research pays off. Dr. Nicholas Goeders has been in the lab since 1985, singularly focused on his masterpiece. It’s a drug, potent and marketable, with the potential to curb an American epidemic. more

A national prescription drug database to combat opioid addiction

America continues to be in the throes of an opioid addiction crisis, including an epidemic of overdose deaths, with no end in sight. It’s a problem that obliterates every preconceived notion of what a person with addiction looks like. Those of us working every day to help people struggling with addiction are desperate for tools to help stem the tide. more

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