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Parental Deaths to Guns, Drugs Harmed Nearly 100,000 U.S. Kids in 2020

Drugs.com

children lost a parent in 2020 to gun violence or drug overdose, a three-fold rise since 1999, according to a new study.Overall, these two causes made up nearly a quarter (23%) of parental losses in 2020, MONDAY, May 6, 2024 -- Nearly 100,000 U.S.

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Wellcome Photography Prize 2020 shortlist announced

Drug Discovery Today

44 shortlisted images from 13 countries; Categories are Social Perspectives, Hidden Worlds, Medicine in Focus, and two categories highlighting the 2020 theme of Mental Health;Winners to be announced digitally on 19 August

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First comprehensive look at effects of 2020-2021 California megafires on terrestrial wildlife habitat

Science Daily: Pharmacology News

In 2020 and 2021, California experienced fire activity unlike anything recorded in the modern record. When the smoke cleared, the amount of burned forest totaled ten times more than the annual average going back to the late 1800s. We know that wildlife in western forests evolved with changing habitat and disturbances like wildfire.

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UK withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020

Drug Discovery Today

The United Kingdom will formally leave the European Union on 31 January 2020 and will become a third country to the EU. On 1 February 2020 a transition period will start which is due to end on 31 December 2020.

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2020 OPDP Enforcement

Eye on FDA

Looking now to a review of enforcement by the Office of Prescription Drug Promotion (OPDP) in 2020, we see a different picture. The collection of letters issued by OPDP during 2020 can be found here. We instead see the same pace as we have the past several years – that is anemic levels of enforcement.

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US Cocaine Seizure Effectiveness Rate, 2016-2020

Common Sense for Drug Policy Blog

US Cocaine Seizure Effectiveness Rate, 2016-2020 " Methodology and Limitations "Seizure data are obtained from OFO administrative records and is considered reliable. Available Data and Discussion "Total seizures dropped to 19,000 kilograms in 2019, the lowest in the 2016-2020 period and down 35 percent from the 2016 to 2019 average.

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Review of 505(b)(2) Drug Products Approved by USFDA from 2010 to 2020: A Focus on Intellectual Property and Regulatory Considerations

Drug Patent Watch

A review article in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences analyzes the trends in drug repurposing through the 505(b)(2) pathway, as approved by the USFDA from 2010 to 2020.