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2014-07-25 12:24:46

Part of the Government's comprehensive approach to tackle prescription drug abuse OTTAWA, July 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, today issued a national Call for Proposals to improve the prescribing practices for prescription drugs that have a high risk of abuse or addiction. Health Canada will devote $3.6 million to support the development of evidence-based practices for appropriate prescribing of the most commonly abused classes of...

2014-07-23 23:04:12

One of California’s leading Medicaid plans adopts SafeUseNow to quickly identify and help stop prescription drug abuse ENCINITAS, Calif. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 SafeUseNow℠, a prescription drug abuse risk identification and intervention program developed by Principled Strategies, today announced a service agreement with Partnership HealthPlan of California. Utilizing SafeUseNow’s patent-pending risk model, Partnership HealthPlan can quickly identify patients at risk of misusing and...

2014-07-10 16:23:20

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of Governor Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs and Health, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Medical Society, today released statewide guidelines to address the use of prescription opioids to treat chronic non-cancer pain. Governor Corbett directed the Departments of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) and Health to establish the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain...

2014-04-15 08:30:49

Continued dialogue needed to make a tangible difference OTTAWA, April 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, reaffirmed her commitment to tackle the growing problem of prescription drug abuse head on. The Government of Canada will continue to work with groups like the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, different levels of government, doctors, pharmacists, First Nations representatives, law enforcement and addictions specialists to help combat...

2014-03-25 08:29:44

Drug Store News Group teams with U.S. Pain Foundation to tell the stories of millions of Americans who suffer with chronic pain, and what it means when they are unable to access the medications they need to go about their lives. NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Drug Store News Group, the leading provider of news, information and clinical education for the retail pharmacy industry, has launched the new microsite, Drugstorenews.com/pain-management, to help bring...

2014-03-03 23:01:04

Staggering prescription drug abuse statistics have caused many to push back against a new painkiller by Zogenix. In partnering with Safer Lock, Zogenix is taking steps to ensure consumer safety and prevent drug abuse while changing the way we approach prescription drug security and distribution. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 Today, Zogenix is launching a controversial drug, Zohydro ER. The drug is an extended release pure hydrocodone (pain killer) with no acetaminophen. This...

2013-11-10 23:01:51

After starting a pain management practice in Pittsburgh, Pa, Dr. M. Bud Lateef became alarmed at the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. Out of this concern and the growing national problem, he started to develop products to safeguard medications. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 After starting a pain management practice in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. M. Bud Lateef became alarmed at the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. Out of this concern and the growing national...

2013-10-31 23:04:24

Legislation Would Prevent Fraud and Abuse at Local Drugstores (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) is pleased to offer its support for the “Medicare Part D Patient Safety and Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2013.” The legislation, HR 3392, sponsored by Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM), gives drug plans the same authority to prevent fraud and abuse in Part D as they currently have in Medicare Parts A & B. The...


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