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Tag: prescription drug abuse

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Sep 27, 2015
New Jersey hosted another successful drug disposal day this weekend. In partnership with the DEA, this was the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back day. Prescription drug abuse currently affects millions...

Hepatitis C a Risk for Opiate Addicts

Aug 25, 2015
According to the CDC, our country is now seeing the repercussions of the high numbers of heroin and prescription painkiller users manifested in a new threat: Hepatitis C. A new...

Company under Fire for Drug Messages on Clothing

Jul 31, 2015
A clothing company based in California has people upset over its choice of prints on shirts and pants. The company’s clothing features logos of pharmaceutical drugs that are commonly abused,...

FDA Approves New Narcotic Painkiller

Jun 1, 2015
There are many dangers that come with using prescription painkillers, including the risk of addiction. The FDA is constantly reviewing old and new medications to determine their safety and usability....

New Study Again Shows Widespread Misuse of Prescription Painkillers

May 25, 2015
A new review, published in the April edition of the journal Pain, reiterates just how big of a problem prescription drug abuse really is in America. According to the study,...

What Should Parents Do if they Suspect Prescription Drug Abuse?

May 23, 2015
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in America, and despite warnings, many teens still want to experiment with prescription drugs. As a parent, it is important to learn about...

The Problem with Prescription Drugs

May 20, 2015
We have all heard that prescription drug abuse is dangerous and is an epidemic in our country. Many people, especially teens and young adults, still don’t understand just how big...

Saying No to Study Drugs

May 4, 2015
It’s almost crunch time; time when high school and college students are faced with tough final exams, some of which will greatly influence their grade for the semester. This is...

Indiana Battling AIDS Epidemic Due to Prescription Painkiller Addiction

Apr 14, 2015
The state of Indiana is fighting a battle against AIDS. The number of cases in the state has skyrocketed this year, mostly due to the large number of individuals abusing...

Narcan Available at Local Pharmacies

Apr 11, 2015
The opiate antidote, Narcan, is now available at major pharmacies without a prescription. The drug has been used by first responders and given to some civilians in recent years, but...
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