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Tag: prescription opiates

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Heroin Abuse Is a Major Problem In New Jersey

Feb 24, 2014
[image via TV Week] The recent death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman has once again made many people more aware of the dangers of heroin. Last month, the renowned actor died...
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