Friday, October 12, 2012

Prescription drug abuse

  • Meridian town hall meeting to address teen prescription drug abuse

    The city of Meridian will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday focused on teen prescription drug abuse. The meeting takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • TAKE CARE By Chambersburg's Irakli Mania: Prescription drug abuse

    This drug abuse is using a prescription medication that was written for someone else or taking the prescription in a way that was not as it was prescribed.

  • Nassau County Unveils Task Force Initiatives

    At a press conference last week, Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano unveiled the results of a year-long work by the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force, one that the county executive said was unique to New York State and one that he vowed ...

  • Pharmaceutical company helping in fight against prescription drug abuse

    Unique tablet markings, monitoring of drug counterfeiting and Internet distribution, analyses of pharmacy robbery and thefts in a database and tracking the supply chain are all part of the company's effort to combat abuse and diversion of prescription ...

  • CVS Caremark Gets Socially Responsible on Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse

    These are alarming statistics: every day, more than 2,000 kids, especially those between the ages of 12 and 13, will have their first prescription drug abuse experience. The problem is so widespread that it beats illegal substance abuse such as ecstasy ...

  • Rx drug expired? It might still work.

    29), which encourages people to safely dispose of their expired prescription drugs. That event is aimed primarily at curbing prescription drug abuse. Do you have expired drugs lurking in your medicine cabinet? Do you intend to use them, or are you ...

  • Invisible War Wounds and the New Face of Addiction

    Prescription drug abuse within the military has tripled between 2005 and 2008, and nearly one-third of our returning Iraq War Vets showed signs of alcohol abuse.

  • Mural by Staten Island artists sends a powerful anti-drug message

    "It's a visual backdrop commenting about the [prescription drug abuse] epidemic on Staten Island. I'm all for a socially conscious message.

  • Prescription Drug Round-up sets record

    Those prescriptions are taken to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and destroyed. Sheriff Joe Lester established the program in 2009 to help citizens rid their homes of old or excess amounts of medications.

  • Abusing pain drug Opana can cause blood disorder: FDA

    (Reuters) - People who abuse the prescription pain drug Opana ER by injecting it into their bloodstream risk developing a serious blood disorder that could result in kidney failure or death, U.S.

  • A Frightening Epidemic: Out of Control Pain Prescriptions SAMHSA. New report shows significant growth in substance abuse treatment admissions related to prescription opiates and other drugs from 1999 to 2009. The full ...

  • Now Accepting All Medications: Orion Township's Presciption Drop Off Box

    In response to our country's medicine abuse epidemic, the North Oakland Community Coalition (NOCC) has teamed with Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard to remind the community that there is a prescription drug disposal box ...

  • Prescription Drug Abuse Drops Among US Young Adults

    24 (HealthDay News) -- Prescription drug abuse among young adults ages 18 to 25 in the United States fell 14 percent between 2010 and 2011, according to a federal report released Monday.

  • Suspected drug dealers arrested

    The investigation began when officers of the Chaffee County Drug Task Force developed information about prescription drug abuse locally. It quickly grew to extend into Alamosa, and additional law enforcement agencies were enlisted in the effort.

  • Successful 1st Year for Prescription Drug Disposal Campaign

    Keeping these drugs out of the wrong hands and having a safe and environmentally appropriate location to dispose of the drugs is instrumental in stopping the rising problem of prescription drug abuse among our teens." Mims continued, "Having the ...

  • Nearly Half of San Diego Teens Are Worried About a Friend's or Their Own ...

    Thousands of San Diego high school students were recently introduced to WAKE UP!, a comprehensive, school-based community program aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and first time use among American teenagers. WAKE UP! RISE UP is the first ...

  • Nearly 2 Dozen Arrested in Craigslist Drug Bust

    "There is an epidemic of prescription drug addiction and abuse in New York that is ruining lives and producing violent crime," NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said.

  • Prescription drug abuse growing

    Phil Bauer lost his 18-year-old son to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs eight years ago. The most enjoyable events of family life, gathering for Christmas and vacationing on the Outer Banks, have been the most difficult for eight years.

  • Ex-Celtic Herren shares toll of addiction

    The turnout of about 600 people for the community forum on opiate and prescription drug abuse, the third held in Scituate this year, was awesome, she said.

  • Gov. Scott: Tax dollars could save prescription pill database

    Rick Scott is considering using tax dollars to preserve a prescription drug database that local officials say has been vital in stopping doctor shopping and the over-prescribing of painkillers in Volusia and Flagler counties.

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