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Archive for January 22nd 2011
WASHINGTON, DC—DoD health officials will increase the number of servicemembers and their families it helps quit smoking.
Should the DoD set a date for a tobacco-free military? Please read the article about DoD expanding smoking cessation efforts and participate in the online poll.
WASHINGTON, DC—While the overall negative health effects of smoking have been common knowledge for many years, a newly-released Surgeon General’s report goes into unprecedented detail on how tobacco causes disease at a biological and behavioral level.
WASHINGTON, DC—No one has ever said that quitting smoking was easy. For servicemembers and veterans, who may already be under considerable stress, giving up something they perceive as relieving their stress can be especially tough.
WASHINGTON, DC—Smoking cessation treatment that is made part of mental healthcare for veterans with PTSD improves quit rates, according to a VA study published in the December 8 Journal of the American Medical Association.
BETHESDA, MD—NIH is examining the possibility of creating a single institute for substance use, abuse, and addiction research.
Darvon and Darvocet Removed from US Market
Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc, which makes Darvon® and Darvocet®, the brand version of the prescription pain medication propoxyphene, has agreed to withdraw the medication from the US market at FDA’s request.
WASHINGTON, DC—Progress has been made in increasing the number of Americans tested for HIV.
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