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.
CDC Health Advisory: Increases in Availability of Cannabis Products Containing Delta-8 THC and Reported Cases of Adverse Events
CDC Alert on the Increased availability of cannabis products containing delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the potential for adverse events|
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.|