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Recent News and Articles Relating to Drug Abuse by Medical News Today


Recent News and Articles by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

  • Dr. Redonna Chandler selected to lead AIDS Research Program at NIDA January 8, 2018
    Dr. Redonna Chandler Dr. Redonna Chandler has been named director of the AIDS Research Program at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In this role, she will be responsible for the development, planning, and coordination of high priority...
  • Kappa Opioid Receptor Structure Revealed, A Potential Milestone in Medication Development January 4, 2018
    New research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse illuminates the crystal structure of the activated kappa opioid receptor (KOR). The breakthrough could facilitate the development of new medications to treat pain and addiction. Photo: Bryan L. Roth MD, PhDThe structure of MP1104 in...
  • Study shows association between non-cigarette tobacco product use and future cigarette smoking among teens January 2, 2018
    Some teens who use e-cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products report smoking cigarettes one year later, according to recent research funded by institutes within the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. The research is based on data from the participants of...
  • Vaping popular among teens; opioid misuse at historic lows December 14, 2017
    Nearly 1 in 3 students in 12th grade report past year use of some kind of vaping device, raising concerns about the impact on their health. What they say is in the device, however, ranges from nicotine, to marijuana, to “just flavoring.” The survey also suggests that use of hookahs and regular...
  • Can treatment during surgery reduce postoperative opioid use? December 13, 2017
    ©iStock/windslegend With the current concerns related to opioid addiction and overdose, researchers from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) are exploring ways to reduce the use of opioids for pain relief, while still effectively managing pain. In a randomized clinical trial, 422 patients...
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse to hold teleconference discussing key findings of 2017 Monitoring the Future Survey on teen drug use December 6, 2017
    The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) will hold a teleconference on Thursday, December 14, to discuss the results of the 2017 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The survey, conducted by scientists at the University of Michigan, tracks annual drug use and attitudes among eighth, 10th, and...
  • Cocaine contributes to overdose deaths among some minorities December 4, 2017
    Photo by © Panella Drug overdose deaths are a major public health concern across all racial/ethnic groups, and are often associated with opioid use. However, a new study shows that cocaine is also a consistent contributor to overdose deaths. The research suggests that rates of...
  • Registration opens for Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day November 30, 2017
    High schools nationwide can now register for the 11th annual Drugs & Alcohol Chat Day, a web chat between teens and scientists to be held on January 22, during National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, which runs from January 22–28, 2018. Registrations are on a first–come, first-served basis and...
  • Separating side effects could hold key for safer opioids November 16, 2017
    Photo by © Opioid pain relievers can be extremely effective in relieving pain, but can carry a high risk of addiction and ultimately overdose when breathing is suppressed and stops. Scientists have discovered a way to separate these two effects -- pain relief and breathing --...
  • Opioid treatment drugs have similar outcomes once patients initiate treatment November 14, 2017
    A study comparing the effectiveness of two pharmacologically distinct medications used to treat opioid use disorder – a buprenorphine/naloxone combination and an extended release naltrexone formulation – shows similar outcomes once medication treatment is initiated. Among active opioid users,...


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