HealthDay News: Addictions
Annual COPD Costs To Hit $49 Billion by 2020: CDC
Medical costs for
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the United States
are more than $32 billion each year, according to new research from
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone Approved
(oxycodone hydrochloride and naloxone hydrochloride extended
release) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
as a long-term, around-the-clock treatment for severe pain when
other therapies are ineffective or unavailable.
HIV Diagnoses Down in U.S., Except for Young Gay Males: CDC
A new report offers
good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The
annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease,
has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed
among young gay and bisexual males.