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2012-10-31 07:28:49

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today released the latest results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Kentucky. Data aggregated through the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx)...

2012-10-31 07:28:48

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) - a nonprofit organization that facilitates cooperation between law enforcement, healthcare professionals, state regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical manufacturers in the prevention and investigation of drug diversion - today released the latest results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Alabama. Data aggregated through the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) for...

Craigslist Ads For Prescription Drugs Result In Arrests
2012-10-14 05:24:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Twenty-one people have been arrested by the New York Police Department (NYPD) for selling prescription painkillers over the Internet, law enforcement officials announced on Thursday. The arrests come after an 11 month investigation known as "Operation Dot Com," in which undercover NYPD officers responded to Craigslist advertisements offering the drugs, according to New York Magazine reporter Joe Coscarelli. Officers made a...

2012-10-13 04:01:16

Families across America can enter the Red Ribbon Week® national contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods and win a drug prevention grant for their local schools plus an iPad for their home. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31. Studies show that children who talk to their parents about the dangers of drug abuse are less at risk, and that's the goal...

Prominent Republicans Support Legalizing Marijuana
2012-10-07 10:44:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Although 17 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana for medical use, no state has ever legalized it for recreational use. Washington State and Colorado have upcoming ballot measures to do just that. Those measures gained support from two prominent Republican politicians this week — U.S. Senate candidate Michael Baumgartner and former Representative Tom Tancredo — which could help sway voters. Michael...

2012-10-03 06:30:54

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The West Virginia Sheriffs' Association wants to close the "cash loophole" for illegal prescription drug sales, so it is calling on the federal government to use existing data systems to monitor and track down such activity. "Currently, 93 percent of prescription drug transactions in this country go through a national data system that identifies the prescriber, the doctor and the medication," Raleigh County Sheriff Steve Tanner said. "However,...

2012-10-03 06:30:12

BALTIMORE, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, today announced the launch of its newest test offering for synthetic cannabinoids (also known as "synthetic marijuana," "K2," or "Spice"), a class of designer drugs intended to mimic the effects of marijuana. Adding to its portfolio of test offerings for designer drugs, which also includes a bath salts drug test (synthetic cathinones), Ameritox's synthetic marijuana drug test...

2012-10-01 10:26:56

MIAMI, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 27(th) annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31. Here's how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home: 1. Students bring the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year's theme "The Best Me Is Drug Free(TM)." 2. Take a photo with the family and your Red Ribbon...

2012-09-29 23:04:06

The recently released statistic that prescription drug overdoses are now the #1 accidental killer in San Diego County didn´t make much of a news ripple, but attorney Stacey Patterson, who specializes in professional license and criminal defense, certainly took note. She often reflects on the issue of substance abuse among professionals, and has identified some possible reasons for it, number one being the fact that prescription drug users don´t have the ability to...

2012-09-27 10:25:58

DETROIT, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network once again are supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. "The collection numbers for this event are quite encouraging," said Dr. James Lang, vice president of Pharmacy Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. "We're eager to continue our commitment to promoting Drug Take-Back Day, as well as...