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Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon (FotoMaximum, ThinkStock)
Drug syringe and cooked heroin on spoon (FotoMaximum, ThinkStock)
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As crisis rages, hospital works to reduce opioids in the ER

A New Jersey hospital has launched an opioid-alternative program to cut down on the abuse of the drugs that have helped to fuel a deadly crisis.

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This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
This Oct. 14, 2015, file photo, shows the Food & Drug Administration campus in Silver Spring, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse generic painkillers

Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to reformulate their painkillers to make them harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly-addictive pain drugs like codeine and oxycodone.

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crushed pill (Adam Smigielski, ThinkStock)
crushed pill (Adam Smigielski, ThinkStock)
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Mandatory minimum sentences on decline for US drug offenders

The U.S. Sentencing Commission says the use of mandatory minimum punishments for federal drug defendants has declined even further in the last year.

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Daniel Barry, Getty Images
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Raising the smoking age, driving underage and more on ‘D&D Today’

Here is what Deminski and Doyle are talking about on today’s show.

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Program addresses substance abuse among NJ student athletes

Eleven percent of high school athletes reported using prescribed pain medication just to get high by the time they were seniors and 75 percent of parents allow youth to manage their own medications, according to the findings of a recent study by the University of Michigan.

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Flickr User Phelyan Sanjoin
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NJ Charter Schools for Kids Battling Addiction [POLL/AUDIO]

The State Senate Education Committee will consider a bill today to create charter schools exclusively and specifically for students fighting addiction.

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Flickr User Jennifer Morrow
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NJ Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Bill Advances

A bill that would require public health insurance providers to cover the treatment of mental and nervous disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse under the same terms and conditions as other medical illnesses has been unanimously approved by the Health Committee.

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