Monthly Archives: January 2013


Town Hall Meeting February 5th

Town Hall Meeting

FDA Press Release on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids

Narcotic painkillers are one of the most commonly abused types of medications.  The FDA is looking into ways of changing how the drugs are made to make them harder to abuse.  You can check out the FDA press release here.

Interesting Article on Painkiller Addiction

Painkiller Paradox: Feds Struggle To Control Drugs That Help And Harm

Source: NPR


New Information on Bringe Drinking Among High School Girls and Women Age 18-34

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This is a fact sheet made by the CDC on the latest data on bringe drinking among high school girls and women ages 18-34.  You can click on the pictures to see a full size version, or you could download the PDF version.

Also check out this press release from the CDC.

And if you would like to read about where their data came from and read about the statistics and methodology check out this Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Vital Signs Binge Drinking January 8th, 2013.

New Study Reports Smoking Takes Five Hours Off Of Your Life Per Day

US News Report on the effects of Smoking and other lifestyle habitsAshtray

Very interesting and quick read on how a person’s habits can effect their life expectancy.  When you’re done reading the article you should check out this nifty Excel document that will calculate how much time a person may have taken off their life by how long they have smoked.

Tobacco’s Taken How Much Time Away Calculator