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2013-08-29 23:21:39

As prescription overdose deaths among women sharply increase, Novus Detox says a solution is needed now—doctors need to exercise caution when prescribing, and must also warn patients of the potential side effects. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Prescription drugs have long been claiming the lives of many individuals, costing nearly 15,000 lives each year (1). But who becomes addicted has changed: addicted individuals are no longer only “street people” or “hard core...

2013-07-24 23:03:31

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx Initiative—aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and fraud in Medicare and the commercial sector by enhancing the current system to make it more difficult for drug-seekers to obtain fraudulent prescriptions at the pharmacy counter. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx...

Prescription Overdoses Are Alarmingly High Among Women
2013-07-03 05:09:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of women dying as a result of prescription painkiller overdoses increased by over 400 percent between 1999 and 2010, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed Tuesday. In their July 2013 Vital Signs report, the American public health agency revealed that nearly 48,000 women died after overdosing on prescription opioid or narcotic pain relievers such as Vicodin, OxyContin or methadone over that 11-year...

2013-06-21 23:19:35

Fentanyl is a potent narcotic analgesic that’s even more potent than morphine. It can turn people into addicts if overused. Recovery Associates has plenty of experienced treatment plans that can support healing and recovery. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Recovery Associates, through its multiple therapeutic tracks, is placing an emphasis upon Fentanyl addiction treatment, helping men and women break free from this drug’s addictive attributes. Fentanyl is a potent narcotic...

2013-04-03 23:00:56

New congressional legislation has been put forward in order to reduce the significantly increasing prescription drug problem. Hydrocodone-based medications, which include Vicodin, Norco, and Lortab, are a class of drugs that account for the highest rates of abuse and addiction treatment at Passages Malibu. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 New congressional legislation has been put forward in order to reduce the significantly increasing prescription drug problem, according to a recent...

2012-08-17 06:08:59

Overdose has surpassed car accidents as leading cause of death in Rhode Island, Connecticut A Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that the use of electronic prescription drug monitoring programs (PMPs) may have a significant impact on the demand for drug treatment programs and how prescribers detect and respond to abuse of painkillers. The study by Traci C. Green, Ph.D., MSc, research scientist in Rhode Island Hospital's department of general internal medicine, is published online...

Group Asks FDA To Change Painkiller Labels
2012-07-26 07:34:01

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A group of clinicians, researchers, and health officials recently submitted a petition requesting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate labels on opioid painkillers in an effort to stop abuse of the drugs. In the petition, the authors describe how opioid labels are overly broad and simply state “moderate to severe pain.” “These overly broad indications imply a determination by FDA that they...

Methadone Linked To Increase In Painkiller Deaths
2012-07-04 06:09:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced that the prescription drug methadone accounted for over 30 percent of prescription painkiller overdose deaths, even though there were only two percent of painkiller prescriptions in the U.S. in 2009. The findings were published in a recent CDC Vital Signs report. Researchers examined national data from 1999 to 2010, with the 2009 data pooled from 13...

2012-07-02 23:00:41

Drug testing is among the most effective ways for physicians to detect and prevent prescription drug diversion and abuse and is an essential tool in the patient treatment process today. (PRWEB) July 01, 2012 The prescription drug abuse problem has skyrocketed in the past decade. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), over 20,000 Americans die each year of prescription drug abuse. Opioid pain relievers now account for more overdose deaths than cocaine and heroin combined. The...

2012-05-31 13:17:51

Penn researcher calls for expansion of programs to identify potential drug abusers and protect pain patients Individual use of prescription opioids has increased four-fold since the mid-1990s, in part due to increased awareness of pain control for chronic conditions such as low back pain and fibromyalgia and a Joint Commission mandate that hospitals assess patients' pain as a "vital sign" along with their blood pressure and temperature. During the same timeframe, however, the number of...