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2011-05-11 00:00:29

Drugs Make You Un-Smarter authors, Jill Vanderwood and fifteen-year-old Savanna Peterson hit the road this summer to encourage kids to make a commitment to live drug and alcohol free lives. (PRWEB) May 09, 2011 Drugs Make You Un-Smarter author Jill Vanderwood and her sixteen-year-old granddaughter and co-author, Savanna Peterson hit the road this summer to begin a Drug-Free Commitment Tour. The goal of this tour is to teach kids about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and talk about how...

2011-05-08 06:00:00

LONDON, May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimega Laboratories is pleased to announce that it has been selected by The European Business Awards, sponsored by HSBC, to represent the United Kingdom in the prestigious 2011 awards programme. Trimega beat off stiff competition to be selected as one of 25 Country Representatives and will now compete for a coveted Ruban d'Honneur for The UKTI Award for Innovation, in recognition of Trimega's pioneering use of dual testing of hair to determine alcohol...

2011-05-05 20:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) urged state leaders to begin adopting effective addiction treatment standards under national health care reform to ensure that millions of Californians finally get the care they need. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110505/CG96925LOGO) CSAM President Timmen Cermak, M.D., released Unique Opportunity: Expansion of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Within Reach Through Health...

2011-05-05 14:23:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, announced today that it is a sponsor of the 2011 CLAAD National Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Policy Consensus Meeting, scheduled for November 29, 2011 in Washington, DC. Wesley D. Sterman, M.D., president and CEO of PharmacoFore, Inc., stated, "PharmacoFore shares CLAAD's objective to prevent the misuse and...

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2011-04-20 06:40:00

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is requiring drugmakers to provide educational material to help train physicians on the correct use of drugs as part of the government's new plan to fight prescription drug abuse in the United States. Prescription drug overdose is the fastest-growing drug problem in the country. It is higher than the number of overdoses from the crack cocaine epidemic of the 80s and the black tar heroin epidemic of the 70s combined, the Obama administration says....

2011-04-19 06:00:00

STAMFORD, Conn., April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The abuse of illicit drugs and prescription medications present serious challenges for many healthcare professionals. As part of its commitment to be part of the solution to prescription drug abuse, Purdue Pharma L.P. has developed an educational program called "Addressing Substance Abuse Prevention" (ASAP) to help healthcare professionals better understand chronic substance abuse disorders; recognize their signs and symptoms; and take...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

Baby Boomers are aging in massive numbers. But behind closed doors the silent specter of drug addiction is also rising. This increase in substance abuse among the elderly, particularly prescription drug abuse, negatively impacts health, finances, and dims the idea of golden years. The Recovery Place takes a proactive stance to educate and support these seniors and soon-to-be-seniors quietly battling a "shhh! We don't talk about these things!" drug addiction. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB)...

2011-04-03 23:07:00

NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in cooperation with the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), announced today that Join Together has become part of the 25-year-old nonprofit organization based in New York City. Join Together is a leader in bringing effective alcohol and drug prevention and treatment programs to communities nationwide. It publishes online daily news and research reports to a national readership, operates widely used...

2011-03-30 00:00:28

A new film, "Limitless," which opened in theaters on March 18, 2011, was the highest grossing motion picture in the United States that weekend. A fast paced thriller, the film has garnered positive reviews from many critics, and is hailed for being innovative and gripping. Although the film depicts the dangers in illegal drug use, The Recovery Place fears the ending to the film may send the wrong message. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 A new film, "Limitless," which opened in...

2011-03-25 14:11:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmacoFore, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation abuse-resistant prescription drugs, announced that Lynn R. Webster, M.D., FACPM, FASAM, Co-Founder and Medical Director of Lifetree Clinical Research, will introduce the Company's novel technology during the 27th Annual American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Meeting. Dr. Webster's presentation, titled "New Opioid Formulations and Delivery Systems,"...


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