Tox Tuesday: As 142 Americans die daily of overdoses, White House commission outlines solutions

The White House’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recently published its interim report, in which the commission outlined its recommendations to U.S. President Donald Trump regarding actions to halt the country’s ongoing opioid crisis.

“Our nation is in a crisis,” said the open letter to the president. It cites the Centers […]

Tox Tuesday: Drug news roundup

As the global fight against drug abuse continues, we hear a lot about the ongoing opioid epidemic, and how drug purity levels seem to be rising around the world. Here’s some of the latest news in the drug sphere.

Prescription drug abuse increasing in the United Kingdom

Legal prescription drugs are increasingly abused in the […]

Tox Tuesday: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

In an effort to take genuinely effective steps to prevent and treat substance-related issues, the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health has been released. In all, the report details what we know about substance misuse, how the neurobiological processes can turn casual substance use into a compulsive disorder, like addiction, and how […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Leafy Greens Added to CDC’s Foodborne Illness Questionnaire – Food Safety Magazine After a Listeria outbreak involving bagged salads, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now including leafy […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal science, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Food Safety

Genetically Modified Salmon Approved for Sale in Canada – Food Safety Magazine In Canada, genetically modified (GM) salmon has been approved for sale. According to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and […]

Tox Tuesday: W-18 and the war on opiates

Alarmed by the rising death toll from prescription painkillers and frustrated by a lack of federal action, some state lawmakers are beginning to take matters into their own hands by forming legislation that could change how prescription painkillers are prescribed in their states.

At the same time, however, a new opioid designer drug, known as […]

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Tox Tuesdays: Zopiclone

People have been using sleep aids for hundreds of years. However, as with most things, moderation is vital.

In recent years, zopiclone has become one of the most preferred ways to treat short-term sleep disorders. When used properly, the levels of zopiclone that remain in the bloodstream typically are minimal after eight hours […]