Another reason for parents to clean out medicine cabinets. Abuse of prescription drugs by teens is on the rise.
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.
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.
Experts point out that throwing pharmaceuticals in the trash or down the toilet can contaminate landfills and wastewater with biologically active chemicals.
One of the biggest sources of drug abuse for teenagers might surprise you. It is prescription and over the counter abuse.
The government held its second national prescription drug take back day on Saturday. The goal is to dispose of the medicines in an environmentally safe way and remove the temptation for those who might abuse them.
Dr. Harris Newman waived his preliminary hearing and was held for trial on charges that include prescribing controlled substances in bad faith and delivery of a controlled substance.
Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the state could save millions of dollars a year by better using its bulk-buying power to purchase prescription drugs.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS3) – The Drug Enforcement Administration is leading a nationwide effort to properly dispose of old and unused prescription drugs. “About 72% of all prescription drugs, we find, that are abused, start in our […]
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