Drug use and its resulting health effects can change as new trends and drug formulations emerge and become more widely used. NIDA’s National Drug Early Warning System (NDEWS) reports on emerging trends and patterns in many metropolitan areas and states. A selection of additional emerging trends with potential broad implications are captured below.
Opioid exposure associated with poppy consumption reported to poison control centers and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Including previously reported cases, there are now at least 19 U.S. deaths associated with poppy seeds in the literature.|
The U.S. Surgeon General has issued a warning about the potential health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy.|
The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users.|