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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...

2013-04-09 12:30:13

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind, today, released the results of their six year study of the effectiveness of drug-testing in the prevention of substance abuse among New Jersey middle school students. For several years, some New Jersey middle schools have asked parents for permission to carry out random drug testing in the school. Now, the first longitudinal study...

2013-04-02 12:32:11

Will Offer Solutions to Addressing this Public Health Crisis WASHINGTON, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Research shows that prescription painkiller abuse and misuse cost insurers $72.5 billion - largely associated with emergency room visits, rehabilitation, and related health problems, as well as the costs for the desired medications. In addition, according to the Clinical Journal of Pain, prescription drug abuse cost our nation $42 billion in lost productivity and $8.2...

2013-03-21 20:23:06

LONDON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The announcement today by the Department of Education that PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic education) will be non-statutory and drugs education will be optional has described as "outrageous" by Maryon Stewart of the legal highs drugs charity, Angelus. The decision means schools may decide to not teach any education in schools at all at a time when there are huge numbers of new drugs and legal highs easily accessible by...

Students Offered Cocaine To Study Effects On Human Body
2013-02-24 07:45:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Students at one UK university will be using cocaine in the name of science — specifically, they will be participating in a clinical study to better understand how the substance impacts the human body. The research will be taking place at King´s College London, where hundreds of undergraduate students have received emails inviting them to participate in a study “involving nasal administration” of the Class A...

When Parents Share Their Drug Abuse Stories, Kids Follow In Their Footsteps
2013-02-24 06:52:51

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When parents sit down to discuss drugs and substance abuse with their children, they might not want to volunteer information about their own past drug-related habits, according to new research originating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jennifer Kam, an assistant professor of communications at the school, and colleagues surveyed more than 500 sixth- through eighth-grade middle school students throughout the...

2013-02-13 23:00:43

Challenge of initial stop by North Carolina drug crimes defense attorney Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, leads to dismissal of drug trafficking charges. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) February 13, 2013 Raleigh criminal defense lawyer Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, in Raleigh, successfully argued for dismissal of drug charges after a routine traffic stop resulted in an illegal search of the defendant´s home. The client was facing up to 84 months in prison on cocaine...

2012-10-31 07:28:50

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 Missouri. 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...

Home’s Medicine Cabinet Likely Candidate For Teen Drug Abuse
2012-10-30 11:41:50

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It seems many adolescents are always finding innovative ways to get hold of drugs. With tighter crackdowns on alcohol and tobacco sales and the fight against illicit drugs, today´s youth are looking toward a much simpler source to get their fix: the home medicine cabinet. Researchers Keith King and Rebecca Vidourek, from the University of Cincinnati, have found, in a new study, that adolescent males are at a higher risk of...