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Category: Prescription Drugs

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....

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...

Roles Reversed at Public Forum about Teen Substance Abuse

Apr 18, 2015
At a recent New Jersey public forum, roles were reversed as high school students told parents and teachers all about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. Students addressed nearly...

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...

Campaign Motivates Students to Stay Drug-Free

Apr 2, 2015
Students in North Carolina are signing pledges this week to stay drug and alcohol-free. The campaign is called “We Are Hope” and it is a collaboration of students and public...
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