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Researchers Identify Potential Infant Fentanyl Syndrome After Studying 10 Babies

Doctors have identified 10 babies who were born with congenital disabilities and whose mothers used street drugs, including fentanyl, during pregnancy. They fear there are many more.

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Kansas City Teens Join in the Fight Against Fentanyl

High school students in the Northland are helping city officials brainstorm ways to get drugs off the streets.

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Patriots CB Lost a Friend to Fentanyl Overdose. Now, He's Trying to Spotlight the Crisis

The bright yellow cleats New England Patriots cornerback Myles Bryant wears this weekend are sure to grab people’s attention.

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2023 Red Ribbon Photo Contest Winners Announced

The DEA and the National Family Partnership have announced the winners of the 2023 Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest!

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How to Talk to Teens About Drugs

With the holiday season upon us, many teens will be spending time with family. Get tips on how to check up on their health and have important conversations about drug use.

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Marijuana Use Raises Risk of Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Stroke, Studies Say

Older adults who don’t smoke tobacco but do use marijuana were at higher risk of both heart attack and stroke when hospitalized, while people who use marijuana daily were 34% more likely to develop heart failure.

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Highlighter Vape Pens Add New Layer of Haze to School Prevention Efforts

School safety experts are warning students, families, and educators against vape pens disguised as everyday school supplies after a device disguised as a highlighter went viral on social media.

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It Only Takes a Bite of a Marijuana Edible to Send a Child to the Hospital

Brightly colored "edibles" can be tempting for young kids and are more widely available now that many U.S. states have legalized cannabis for recreational and medical use.

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Young People Are at Risk of Harsh Respiratory Problems After 30 Days of E-Cigarette Use, Study Says

Young people are at risk of experiencing significant respiratory symptoms, including bronchitis and shortness of breath, after just 30 days of electronic cigarette use, according to a new study.

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Preventing Substance Abuse at School

District policies about Naloxone on school campus differ.