drug abuse

Fourteen things Trump needs to know about opioidsAs President Trump promises fight the opioid epidemic, here are 14 things experts want him to know.
Inside the $100 Million Opioids Ring
Inside the $100 Million Opioids RingHow physicians made millions and fed the opioid epidemic.
Prescribing practices that increase risk of opioid overdoseTwo studies, one from Prime Therapeutics and Stanford, reveal an alarming increase in overdose with concurrent use of opioids and benzodiazepines. Here’s how managed care can help.
More States Mandate Prescription Drug Monitoring ProgramsA look at PDMPs in PA—what they are doing and how they are helping patients.
New CDC Study Finds Shocking Rates of Overdose DeathsA new CDC study shows that drug overdose deaths have been on the rise and are likely to keep rising.
Medical marijuana: An oxymoron and a risk to fetusesIt's never appropriate in pregnancy, says our editor in chief.
How You Can Help Prevent Opioid AbusePharmacists are on the front lines of helping to curb abuse and misuse in the opioid epidemic. But how can you make this happen in the real world?
Drug take-back: A call for a permanent solutionA coordinated effort needs to be made to preserve the health and safety of life on earth.
What ADHD therapies increase drug abuse risk?Despite concerns about ADHD stimulant therapy as a gateway for future drug abuse, a new study shows that teens treated with stimulants later and for shorter durations, and those treated with non-stimulant medications, have higher rates of later drug abuse than their peers who have used stimulant therapy longer.
IV drug abuse linked to alloimmunizationA study found that IV drug abusing pregnant women had a two-fold higher relative risk of alloimmunization.