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2014-08-18 12:27:28

Announces Government Action to Enhance Safe Use of Opioids OTTAWA, Aug. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health delivered a keynote address at the 147(th) Canadian Medical Association (CMA), General Council Meeting. During her remarks, the Minister affirmed the Government's commitment to continue working with the CMA on issues of importance while highlighting several themes encompassing some of her priorities, such as patient safety, prescription drug abuse, family...

2014-08-05 04:21:30

EAGAN, Minn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in four Americans admits that they have abused prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com, the most popular legal information website. Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem. The National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified prescription drug abuse as a national epidemic affecting millions. Prescription drug abuse involves taking a drug for reasons other than the drug's intended usage or use...

2014-07-29 23:03:01

SafeUseNow to demonstrate how its predictive analytics can be used to identify and help mitigate prescription drug abuse risk ENCINITAS, Calif. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 July 29, 2014 - What if you could stop prescription drug abuse directly at the source? That’s the big public health question being addressed by SafeUseNow, an innovative prescription drug abuse risk program developed by Principled Strategies. SafeUseNow has been selected from hundreds of applicants worldwide to be part of...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.