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Heroin Use Among San Diego County Arrestees Rise

Aug. 20
By City News Service
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According to the SANDAG, 15 percent of women and 13 percent of men arrested in San Diego County last year tested positive for heroin or some sort of opiate.

UC San Diego Study: Chantix Doesn't Significantly Help Smokers Quit

Aug. 20
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Researchers at UC San Diego find a popular smoking cessation drug is not boosting the numbers of smokers who quit.

University Of Southern California Study: Teens Who Vape May Be More Likely To Smoke

Aug. 20
By Kenny Goldberg
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New research suggests teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely start smoking tobacco.

Female Libido Pill Took Long, Winding Route To Market

Aug. 19
Midday Edition
By Associated Press
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Federal health officials on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug intended to treat women suffering from a lack of sexual desire.

California's Uninsured Rate Falls To New Low

Aug. 19
By Kenny Goldberg
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A new fact sheet from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research shows 13.6 percent of Californians were uninsured in 2014.

Hospitals, Medical Groups Start To Worry About Skills Of Older Doctors

Aug. 18
Cheryl Clark / inewsource
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In San Diego County, 20.2 percent of active, licensed physicians graduated from medical school before 1981, making them at least 60 years of age. The advancing age of doctors has raised the question of when a doctor becomes too old to practice.

FDA Approval Of OxyContin For Kids Raises Concerns

Aug. 18
By Kenny Goldberg
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Drug abuse prevention advocates question the FDA's decision allowing doctors to prescribe OxyContin to children.

San Diego Unified Urges Parents To Vaccinate Kids

Aug. 17
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California's controversial vaccine law doesn't go into effect until the next school year, but San Diego Unified school officials are already getting the word out about the upcoming changes.

New Study Suggests Link Between Pot Shops, Marijuana-Related Hospitalizations

Aug. 17
By Kenny Goldberg
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New research suggests there's a connection between the density of medical marijuana dispensaries and pot-related hospitalizations.

Roundtable: Edison-Mitsubishi Fight; Stadium Financing; Formidable Drug Prices

Aug. 14
By Pat Finn, Mark Sauer
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Southern California Edison vs. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries over who's to blame for San Onofre. The city's stadium financing plan may (or may not) be moot. And new life-saving drugs are available, but cost as much as a house.