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As it continues to tackle the issue of prescription drug abuse, the US Food and Drug Administration today approved an extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesic designed to help chronic pain patients while curbing their ability to tamper it.
Maternal smoking and nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy are associated with increased risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children, according to research published online July 21 in Pediatrics.

Alcohol misuse precedes one-third of all suicides, according to research published in the Annals of Epidemiology.
Many young smokers are unaware of the adverse health effects associated with hookah smoking.
Surprisingly, soldiers who have killed in combat are less likely to develop an addiction to alcohol, according to researchers at American University.
Victims of child abuse who become substance abusers are more vulnerable to addiction relapse.
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