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2014-04-14 16:25:32

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Medical Board must institute new protections against drug-using doctors after waiting years to revoke the medical license of Bakersfield doctor who was using and selling drugs while on probation, wrote a father harmed by drug abuse and patient safety advocates in a letter today. Bob Pack, who lost his two children to a drugged driver who was overprescribed narcotics, and Consumer Watchdog called on the Medical...

2013-12-16 23:03:53

Florida-based detox center Novus Medical Detox suggests the use of treatment programs instead of prison sentences as the best means of ending drug abuse in the U.S., as well as reducing the costs of incarceration. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 According to the World Bank, at least 75 percent of expenditures on drugs in the US go toward apprehending and punishing dealers and users; treatment expenditures only account for, at most, one-sixth of the total (1). Despite the...

2013-08-19 15:35:12

Whites, Hispanics rate obesity as top concern, but blacks rate it sixth and give top rank to smoking, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health Adults across the U.S. rate childhood obesity as the top health concern for children in 2013, but priorities vary based on racial and ethnic backgrounds, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In the poll’s annual top 10 list, a nationwide sample of adults...

2013-04-17 20:21:25

ATLANTA, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "One person dies every 19 minutes from prescription drug abuse in the United States." Many experts in the field of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) drug abuse prevention believe the number of deaths from these drugs will decrease as a result of communities having a safe and convenient way to dispose of leftover Rx and OTC drugs. In response to the growing demand...

2012-11-12 08:28:09

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pisgah Laboratories, Inc. (www.pisgahlabs.com) has recently received three Notices of Allowance for United States Patents related to its abuse deterrent medications platform. Earlier this year, Pisgah obtained US Patent 8,211,905 emanating from work conducted at their facility in Pisgah Forest, NC. The latest Notices represent additional milestones to what Pisgah believes will be significant advances in the war on drug abuse. Two of...

2012-08-14 23:03:58

Over 70% of recovering addicts drank alcohol before moving on to harder drugs, says a new survey of former drug abusers conducted by Narconon Riverbend New Life Retreat. Denham Springs, LA (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 A recent survey conducted by Narconon Riverbend has found that, among recovering addicts, 71.9% drank alcohol before beginning to use illegal drugs. These are interesting results, but perhaps not terribly surprising in nature. Alcohol, on the one hand, is a far more socially...

2012-08-14 23:03:57

Long term care facility adds Boston talent as part of their business development expansion plan. Boston, MA (PRWEB) August 13, 2012 Burning Tree has added another team member with a personal connection to their mission of treating alcohol and drug abuse. Veronica Dinehart will handle Business Development in the Northeast Region based out of Boston. As a former addict in recovery, Dinehart has dedicated herself to helping women with a variety of mental health disorders and substance abuse...

2012-08-05 23:00:47

Burning Tree a long term drug and alcohol rehab in Texas is pleased to announce they are taking part in the sponsoring of the greater Dallas council on alcohol and drug abuse power of prevention breakfast featuring Thomas “Hollywood” Hendersonn Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 05, 2012 Burning Tree a long term drug and alcohol rehab in Texas is pleased to announce they are taking part in the sponsoring of the greater Dallas council on alcohol and drug abuse power of prevention...

2012-07-31 06:26:05

~"The Medicine Abuse Project" Will Prevent Half a Million Teens from Abusing Medicine in Five Years~ NEW YORK, July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, announces that Abbott Laboratories, Purdue Pharma, A&E, Horizon Media, Consumer Healthcare Products Association, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals, Watson Pharmaceuticals, Aetna and Pfizer have joined with inaugural partners Mallinkrodt, the pharmaceuticals business of Covidien, Cardinal...

2012-07-06 23:01:42

While marijuana was long the first drug of abuse for many drug initiates, prescription drugs are now catching up — but have deadlier consequences. Canadian, OK (PRWEB) July 06, 2012 The change in the overall pattern of substance abuse is reflected in the types of drugs causing overdose deaths and trips to rehab. Since 2000, the drugs sending people to their graves or to rehab have been shifting away from illicit drugs and toward prescription drugs. The 2011 report on the subject from...