Friday, October 12, 2012

Prescription drug addiction

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • Rx drug expired? It might still work.

    A report published online Monday in the Archives of Internal Medicine tested the potency of prescription medications that expired between 28 and 40 years ago - and found that nearly all of them were still fine to use. A team of researchers affiliated ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • A Frightening Epidemic: Out of Control Pain Prescriptions

    If it is determined that either or both of the above conditions occur, I would suggest the prescription of addictive pain medication only as a last resort. Rather I would suggest aspirin or the doctor approved Lanicane patch. However, check with your ...

  • 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 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.

  • Craigslist ads peddling 'recreational' prescription drugs in NYC lead to arrests

    Narcotics investigators in New York say the cheery sales pitch for the pain medications Percocet and Roxycodone demonstrated a largely overlooked niche of a burgeoning black market for prescription drugs: Blatant dealing by students, professionals and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Colin Farrell: I was drug addict dad

    The Irish actor is known for his hard-partying ways and spent time in rehab in 2005 where he was treated for prescription and recreational drug addiction. In 2003 he became a dad when model Kim Bordenave gave birth to his son James and now he's sober ...

  • 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.

  • State should lend a hand to new painkiller database

    At the peak of the scourge only a few years ago, seven Floridians a day were dying because of addiction to prescription medicine. State officials said 90 of the country's top 100 oxycodone-purchasing doctors and 53 of the top 100 purchasing pharmacies ...

  • Prescription drug abuse tide turning

    Officials are optimistic that the tide is turning in the battle against prescription drug abuse, even as much change regarding addiction and prescribing habits has not materialized.

  • 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 ...

  • Larson investigates military substance abuse

    While rates of both illicit and prescription drug abuse are low, the rate of medication misuse is rising. Eleven percent of active duty personnel reported misusing prescription drugs in 2008 compared with two percent in 2002.

  • 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.

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