Category Archives: Rehab News

Drug Rehab News: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Prevention

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Does your college kid need a Drug Rehab from smoking Marijuana?

College kids are smoking more pot. A new study from the University of Michigan, shows U.S. college students are using marijuana at the highest levels in 35 years. The numbers are the highest in the annual survey since 1983. The results — compiled in 2018 — are based on the responses of about 1,400 adults, aged 19-to-22, including […]

Drug Rehab wins after CVS purchase of Aetna gets final approval

CVS Health’s nearly $70 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna was given final approval by a Federal judge after a condition set by the Justice Department was achieved. The merger was allowed on condition Aetna sell its Medicare prescription drug plan business to WellCare Health Plans,  Both deals have already closed. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon had […]

Vaping leads to death and here is the proof

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County public health officials announced Friday the county’s first death of a person stemming from the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, and it is believed to be the fourth such death nationwide. Details of the death were expected to be released at a Friday afternoon news conference. Public health officials […]

DEA crackdown across Florida heroin, opioid pills and drug rehab

Federal drug agents seized aircraft and a yacht and made nearly 300 arrests after conducting drug stings across Florida this week. “Operation Cazador” was conducted over a three-day period by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with the assistance of local law enforcement. The DEA said the operation resulted in 290 arrests, including suspected members of a Mexican drug cartel, WJXT-TV reported Friday. One […]

Vaping unknowns: Mayo Clinic expert answers questions about vaping

The use of electronic-cigarettes, or vaping devices, has been linked to one death and an outbreak of related lung injuries. “The Center for Diseases Control and Prevention does not know the cause, nor do I,” says Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center. “The link that’s common to the cases appears to be that they were […]

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps announced Wednesday that it will no longer allow black-market businesses to advertise on its site, a decision that could boost California’s efforts to rein in its vast illegal market. State regulators and licensed businesses had been pressuring the company to ban unlicensed businesses. […]

Hey Pot heads – illegal cannabis dispensary in South Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (FOX 11) – Authorities have shut down an unlicensed cannabis dispensary in South Los Angeles. The city says the crackdown is aimed at deterring other illegal operators. Los Angeles police served a search warrant and closed the illegal dispensary located at 8931 S. Broadway. City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson, who represents the area, said his district has “far […]

Fentanyl shipment from China: Pam Bondi Seized in Mexico- She is wiped out

Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends” that authorities seized enough fentanyl to “wipe out a small state” in a recent bust, calling on China to “get their act together” to stop the flow of the lethal opioid. “The president and I have talked about this on multiple occasions, these drugs flowing into our country… from China,” she said. […]

Oklahoma Johnson & Johnson verdict figures to impact other opioid lawsuits

The ruling Monday ordering Johnson & Johnson to pay $572 million to clean up Oklahoma’s opioid crisis could impact similar lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for overdose deaths across the country. And the impact could be felt rather quickly. A federal judge in Ohio is presiding over 1,500 opioid lawsuits brought by […]