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Category: Prescription Drugs

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...

How Eminem Beat Addiction

Aug 6, 2015
Eminem has a long and difficult history with prescription drug abuse, and not until he started a strict exercise regimen did he finally beat addiction. He now says he is...

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,...

The Benefits of Holding Drug Take Back Days

Jul 30, 2015
Communities across the country are hosting drug take back days in the hopes of decreasing prescription drug abuse. These events are being held at police stations, hospitals, and community centers,...

What New Jersey’s Newest Law Means for Opiate Addicts

Jul 21, 2015
Governor Christie signed a bill this week that targets the prescription opiate problem in New Jersey. The bill strengthens the state’s prescription drug monitoring program in the hopes that it...

Ways New Jersey is Working to Combat the Opioid Drug Problem

Jun 29, 2015
There is much debate over what to do about the opioid drug problem in America today. The federal government has implemented several programs to help with the problem, and each...

Deaths from Fentanyl Skyrocketing in New Jersey

Jun 24, 2015
New Jersey’s opioid crisis seems to keep getting worse, according to new studies. Data from 2014 show that overdose deaths from fentanyl, a prescription opioid, tripled in the state in...

Drug Overdoses in New Jersey Increasing

Jun 17, 2015
Drug overdoses in New Jersey have doubled in the past few years, now causing more deaths than motor-vehicle related deaths. A new study shows that in New Jersey, the rate...

Naloxone more readily Available in New Jersey

Jun 8, 2015
Governor Chris Christie recently announced that he has worked out a deal with the manufacturer of Narcan (naloxone), making the drug more available to those that need it. Naloxone is...

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....
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