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National Recovery Month

septiembre del 2013
September is National Recovery Month—an annual recognition of the fact that millions of Americans suffer from addiction and other mental disorders, which can be successfully treated, allowing people to live healthy, rewarding lives. Read More.

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Anti-retroviral Drug Prophylaxis to Prevent HIV Transmission

agosto del 2013
Current prevention strategies have reduced the incidence of HIV worldwide, but that decline has slowed in recent years. We need new prevention strategies if we are to realize President Obama’s goal of an AIDS-free generation. Read More.

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NIDA Prescription Drug CMEs Have Been a Great Success

agosto del 2013
The epidemic of prescription opioid abuse in this country is linked partly to the dramatic rise in prescriptions for these medicines over the last two decades, as well as the fact that many clinicians are inadequately trained to safely treat pain in their patients. Read More.

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FDA calls for public input on regulating menthol in tobacco products

agosto del 2013
Menthol is a popular additive in cigarettes, potentially making them more palatable, but its use in these products is currently unregulated. Read More.

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Preventing HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

julio del 2013
In April of this year I visited Vietnam along with Jacques Normand, Director of NIDA’s HIV Research Program, to foster research collaborations between NIDA and Vietnamese scientists on issues of HIV and drug abuse in that country. Read More.

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World Hepatitis Day

World Hepatitis Day

julio del 2013
Today is World Hepatitis Day, an annual event started by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2008 to raise awareness about hepatitis in order to better prevent its spread and improve treatment and access to treatment. Read More.

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Prescription Painkillers Are Claiming More Women’s Lives

julio del 2013
More than 6,600 women died after overdosing on prescription painkillers in 2010—a 400% increase over 1999. Read More.

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Dr. Nora Volkow: Video Highlights

NIDA Director, Dr. Nora D. Volkow Videos

 

Toma el reto nacional sobre el coeficiente intelectual (CI) sobre las drogas