A new survey finds 53 percent of Americans view addiction as a disease, the Associated Press reports. Fewer than 20 percent are willing to closely associate with someone with a drug addiction, according to the survey.
Large employers spent $2.6 billion to treat opioid addiction in 2016, according to a new report by the Kaiser Family Foundation. More than half of that amount was spent on treating employees’ children, USA Today reports.
Substance use disorders, suicides and diabetes are driving a rise in premature deaths in almost half of the United States, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Food and Drug Administration this week asked the makers of the over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug loperamide (Imodium A-D) to change the way they package their products, in an effort to reduce abuse.