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Latest Prescription Drug Abuse Stories

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...

2013-12-12 00:22:30

BALTIMORE, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM) announced today that it is sponsoring a series of webinars aimed at educating Indiana physicians about a new set of laws intended to curb prescription drug misuse and abuse. In 2010, 711 people in Indiana died from accidental drug overdoses, and nationally the Centers for Disease Control have deemed prescription painkiller abuse an "epidemic." Modeled after Kentucky legislation aimed at stemming prescription drug abuse, Indiana...

2013-12-10 16:24:36

California Patient Safety Ballot Measure Now In Circulation Would Mandate Use By Physicians Of State's Drug Database SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a position paper published today to address the "serious public health problem" of prescription drug abuse, the nation's largest physician medical society argues that doctors should be required to check state prescription drug databases before prescribing controlled substances to patients. Petitions are...

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...

2013-10-31 16:26:11

Legislation Would Prevent Fraud and Abuse at Local Drugstores WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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, sponsored by Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), gives drug plans the same authority to prevent fraud and abuse in Part D as they currently have in Medicare Parts A &...

2013-08-22 08:23:51

Pharmacy Innovator Urges Greater Transparency in Controlled Substance Prescribing WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing efforts to combat the national prescription drug abuse epidemic, CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) is tapping its extensive database to identify and halt inappropriate prescribing of high risk drugs such as opioid painkillers. By evaluating data on prescriptions filled at CVS/pharmacy, CVS Caremark identified providers with extreme patterns of...

2013-08-06 23:20:06

Newly accredited Novus Medical Detox addresses how Medicare fraud is now influencing the growth of prescription drug abuse – Novus urges for steeper regulations. New Port Richey, FL (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 The effects of prescription drugs have yet again extended its reach and are seemingly impacting Medicare – federal health officials said they will ban certain types of Medicare and Medicaid providers in three high-fraud cities from enrolling in the taxpayer-funded programs for the...