prescription drug abuse

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Benefit Pharmacists
Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Benefit PharmacistsHow PDMPs are helping both patients and pharmacists.
3 ways pharmacists can combat Rx drug misuseA new analysis found that Americans are misusing drugs–both illicit and prescribed drugs– at an alarming rate.
Do prescription drug monitoring programs work?
Do prescription drug monitoring programs work?An in-depth look at the effects of PDMPs, which are electronic databases used to track the prescribing and dispensing of controlled prescription drugs to patients.
Top 6 new facts on drug overdosesDeaths from drug overdoses are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of deaths linked to motor vehicles and firearms, according to the new 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), released by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Oxycontin for kids: As terrible as you think?After the FDA endorsement, people worried that prescription abuse would rise and others felt like no real change would occur.
Study: One in two teens misuse their Rx drugsAlthough prescription drug misuse is declining among teens, one in two patients tested between the ages of 10 and 17 years are not using their medications appropriately, potentially putting their health at risk, according to a new analysis.
Medicare lock-in program may help rehab opioid addictsProgram aims to prevent drug diversion
5 prescription drug overdose stats
5 prescription drug overdose statsA surprising 50 percent of U.S. drug overdoses are caused by prescription drugs – 22,000 annually – according to a new report, The Facts Hurt: A State-By-State Injury Prevention Policy.
Prevent Rx drug abuse: Lock up those medsWhat if pharmacies give a lockbox to every patient taking a controlled medication? This project aims to find out.
Drop in opioid Rx, overdoses linked to pharmacy changesThe introduction of abuse-deterrent OxyContin, couple with the removal of propoxyphene from the US prescription marketplace may have played a role in decreasing opioid prescribing and overdoses, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.