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The drugs gabapentin and baclofen, both of which are sometimes prescribed instead of opioids for chronic pain, are increasingly being misused, according to a new report. The drugs are being used in a growing number of suicide attempts.
The White House announced President Trump will host a meeting Friday on vaping, Reuters reports. The meeting will include representatives from the e-cigarette industry and public health groups, according to a spokesperson.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a warning this week that Mexican drug cartels are making counterfeit prescription pills containing fentanyl. These pills are killing Americans, the agency said.