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Abuse of Prescription Drugs Is An ‘Epidemic,’ According To Philadelphia Officials

The growing addiction problem is adding to the number of emergency room visits, rescue calls, treatment placements and deaths in Philadelphia every year.

10/08/2013

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Delaware County To Install 11 Drug Drop Off Boxes

Delaware County Council and the Heroin Task Force are set to unveil 11 large drug drop off boxes.

10/08/2013

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Pa. Ranked 14th In Number Of Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths

The Washington-based Trust for America’s Health said in a report Monday that the state had 15.3 overdose deaths per 100,000 residents in 2010, most involving prescription drugs.

10/07/2013

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Mixing Medications May Be Problematic

As a consumer, as someone who takes medicine, you need to play detective. If you are experiencing unusual symptoms after taking medications it is worth checking into.

05/23/2013

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South Jersey Man Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Sell Prescription Drugs On Craigslist

Police say a South Jersey man has been arrested for allegedly selling prescription drugs on Craigslist.

05/03/2013

(Montco DA Risa Ferman and other officials show one of the secure medication drop-off boxes that will be placed around the county.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Montgomery County Placing Secure Drop-Boxes For Prescription Drug Disposal

There will be two boxes at the county courthouse in Norristown, and at eight others at police departments scattered throughout the county.

04/04/2013

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Arrests Made After Investigation Into Male Enhancement Products In AC Convenience Stores

Police in Atlantic City have announced a number of arrests after a lengthy investigation revealed several local convenience stores were selling male enhancement drugs marketed as “dietary supplements.”

01/31/2013

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Gloucester Township Police Collecting Prescription Drugs, No Questions Asked

Gloucester Township police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have partnered for an upcoming anti-drug event.

09/24/2012

Prescription drug drop-off box at state police barracks in Woodstown, New Jersey. (Credit: David Madden)

New Drop-Off Boxes Make Disposal Of Unneeded Prescription Drugs Easier In New Jersey

Getting rid of unneeded prescription drugs in New Jersey is a little bit easier now that the state has placed secure drop-off boxes in all 21 counties.

09/22/2012

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Philadelphia Region Taking Part In Drug ‘Take Back’ Day

Saturday is “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day” and there is a lot of local participation.

04/28/2012

(Cherry Hill, NJ mayor Chuck Cahn accompanies a Cherry Hill resident as she places her leftover prescription drugs in a secure drop box.  Credit: David Madden)

Secure Disposal of Leftover Prescription Drugs Arrives In Cherry Hill, NJ

”Project Medicine Drop” sets up drop boxes, similar to postal street mailboxes, at police stations.

04/19/2012

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Get Rid Of Your Old Drugs

Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.

04/11/2012

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New Prescription Monitoring Program Implemented In New Jersey

Prescription drug abuse is becoming a major problem in this country, and New Jersey is turning to health care professionals to help them control it.

01/22/2012

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Communicating With Your Doctor

One of the most important things that needs to be looked at when we evaluate the care of patients here in the United States is ways to reduce the number of errors in implementing care.

12/29/2011

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Bucks County Spearheading Rx Collections on ‘Drug Take-Back Day,’ Oct. 29th

Experts point out that throwing pharmaceuticals in the trash or down the toilet can contaminate landfills and wastewater with biologically active chemicals.

10/24/2011

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