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Over 321,000 Children Lost Parents to Overdose in a Decade

A new study from the National Institutes of Health quantifies the vast number of children in the United States who…

May 10, 2024

Are Nicotine Patches for Kids Who Vape a Good Idea?

Children whose vaping has led to nicotine dependence should be given nicotine patches to help them quit vapes, say health…

May 8, 2024

No Drug Education: The Rise and Fall of DARE

Praised by politicians, parents and presidents, police officers taught DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to fifth and sixth-grade students in…

May 1, 2024

The WHO Prioritizes Youth Who Don’t Smoke Over Adults Who Do

The World Health Organization recently held its 10th Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control…

February 23, 2024

The Hypocrisy of FDA Commissioner Califf’s Stance on Vaping

Earlier this year, Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), emerged as a vocal…

December 4, 2023

White House Urges All Schools to Stock Naloxone, Be Ready to Use It

The White House is sending a letter to schools nationwide, urging them to keep naloxone on hand and train staff…

November 2, 2023

It’s Fentanyl Misinformation Season. Please Consume Media Responsibly.

Every year, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gets a few more allies in its bid to turn October into National…

October 30, 2023

Parents for Vapes? Why Some Are Buying Them for Their Teens

Outcry over youth vaping continues to drive headlines and policies around the world, fueled in part by parents who have…

October 20, 2023

No “Epidemic,” But CDC Delivers New Dose of Youth-Vaping Alarmism

Just in time for the new school year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is not letting a…

September 18, 2023

Learning to Do HIV Peer Education in the ’90s, by Unlearning What to Say

In the summer of 1992, a few weeks after I'd learned I had HIV, I was down at the local…

August 24, 2023