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2012-12-20 08:27:17

PISGAH FOREST, N.C., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pisgah Laboratories, Inc. (www.Pisgahlabs.com), an innovative pharmaceutical development company located in Western North Carolina, may have some relief for those who regularly fall victim to the cough, cold and allergy season. Pisgah recently received US Patent 8,334,322 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (www.uspto.gov) for innovative, abuse-deterrent forms of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine. The issued patent was for their...

2012-11-19 16:26:48

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents makers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, joined Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, Senator Robert Stivers, the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, the Kentucky Retail Federation and other leaders to launch the commonwealth's new voluntary retail Anti-Smurfing Campaign. This initiative educates potential "smurfers"-- those who buy pseudoephedrine and sell the product to another...

2012-10-01 06:27:37

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), which represents makers of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, joined Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, Drug Task Force Leader Rob Savage, and other leaders to launch the state's new voluntary retail Anti-Smurfing Campaign. This initiative educates potential "smurfers" -- those who buy pseudoephedrine and sell the product to another to manufacture methamphetamine -- on the consequences of...

2012-08-02 06:24:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) released the following statement today regarding Alabama's new anti-meth law. Portions of the law, including a measure that prohibits individuals with meth-related convictions on their criminal records from buying nonprescription medicines containing pseudoephedrine, took effect August 1. Full implementation of the law is scheduled for January 2013. "Alabama's new anti-meth law...

When Parents Use Methamphetamines Child Abuse and Foster Care Admissions Increase
2012-07-02 12:01:08

Methamphetamine abuse leads to an increase in child abuse and neglect, which causes an increase in foster care admissions, according to a study from Baylor University. The study, published online in the journal Economic Inquiry, found that a 1 percent increase in meth use led to a 1.5 percent increase in foster care admissions. It is the first study to provide evidence for meth abuse's causal effect on foster home admissions. Follow this link to read the entire study:...

2012-06-04 19:26:51

Finding could help fight obesity epidemic Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have shown that while a type of "good" fat found in the body can be activated by cold temperatures, it is not able to be activated by the drug ephedrine. The finding, published in today's issue of PNAS USA Early Edition, may lead to drugs or other methods aimed at activating the good fat, known as brown fat. When activated, brown fat burns calories and can help in the battle against obesity. "We propose...

2012-04-09 06:24:14

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter for signing into law real-time, stop-sale technology called the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) which allows check-out clerks to block illegal pseudoephedrine purchases right at the point of sale and provides law enforcement with valuable criminal data up to the minute. The legislation--Senate Bill 1309--was sponsored by Senator Joyce M....

2012-03-13 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded the West Virginia Legislature for passing legislation requiring real-time, stop-sale technology to enable pharmacists to block illegal pseudoephedrine purchases right at the point of sale and provide law enforcement with valuable criminal data up to the minute. The legislation--Senate Bill 437--was authored by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and sponsored by Senate President Jeffery...

2012-03-09 13:15:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) today applauded the Commonwealth of Virginia for becoming the 18th state to adopt real-time, stop-sale technology called the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) which allows pharmacists to block illegal pseudoephedrine purchases right at the point of sale and provides law enforcement with valuable criminal data up to the minute. The legislation, sponsored by Senator L. Louise Lucas (D- District...

2012-01-25 08:31:00

LUTHERVILLE, Md., Jan. 25, 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 lauded the results achieved by the real-time, stop-sale system in Alabama during 2011. Data released by the National Precursor Log...