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Category: Prescription Drugs

New Jersey Working to End Prescription Drug Abuse with Help of Drug Database

Mar 30, 2015
The million dollar question right now is how to curb the prescription drug abuse problem in America. While different techniques are being investigated and put into place, some are more...

Is there a Magic Bullet for Opiate Addiction?

Mar 24, 2015
Researchers are always looking for ways to help those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. A new medication, Vivitrol, is being used in certain treatment programs to help individuals that...

Heroin, Prescription Drug Addiction Impacting Newborns

Mar 9, 2015
As the opiate abuse epidemic continues to claim lives, it also impacts a very vulnerable part of the population: newborns. Newborn babies whose mothers abused heroin or prescription drugs need...

Drug Overdoses in New Jersey

Feb 27, 2015
Another teen has died in New Jersey from a suspected drug overdose. This time the teen was 17 year old Rose Carlin, a senior at Woodbridge High School. The teen’s...

Wise Prescription Management is Key to Battling the Opiate Addiction Epidemic

Feb 11, 2015
The newest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) classifies prescription drug abuse as an epidemic in America. It also points to the growing number of physicians...

Managing Prescriptions Can Help End Opioid Addiction

Apr 29, 2014
Over the past several years, New Jersey has been battling high rates of opiate drug abuse. The Garden State is becoming an infamous prescription hotspot, and these powerful drugs often...

The Zohydro Controversy

Apr 11, 2014
As if America’s prescription drug abuse epidemic wasn’t bad enough, a controversial new drug has been making headlines… and many fear it’s even more powerful than OxyContin. Last month, Zohydro...

The Reasons Behind Prescription Drug Abuse

Mar 6, 2014
Prescription drug abuse has exploded in recent years. More people today die from prescription drug overdose than from motor vehicle accidents, and more than heroin and cocaine overdoses combined.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Cause Controversy!

Mar 5, 2014
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40 Americans die from prescription painkiller overdose every day. Painkillers now kill more people than cocaine and heroin combined. Most...

Philadelphia Has An Awesome Prescription Prevention Program

Feb 27, 2014
Philadelphia was recently recognized for working toward prescription drug abuse prevention among teens. The city’s drug prevention program was acknowledged this month at a U.S. Conference of Mayors, held in...
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