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September 22, 2014
Medication misuse is an increasing problem in seniors as Baby Boomers age, according to experts. Many older patients develop addictions to prescription drugs, says David Oslin, professor of psychiatry at the University...
September 22, 2014
Colleges are looking for new ways to reduce binge drinking, as part of initiatives to reduce campus sexual assaults, NPR reports. Frostburg State University in Maryland and city police agreed in 2012 to joint...
September 22, 2014
An online initiative designed to reduce prescription drug abuse is beginning to gain steam after launching in 2010, according to The Washington Post. The initiative, called Electronic Prescribing for Controlled...
September 22, 2014
The rate of drug and alcohol use among American teens continues to decline, a new government study indicates. Teens’ use of tobacco also dropped, The Washington Post reports. The rate of current illicit drug use among...
September 22, 2014
A marijuana advocacy group is planning to launch an ad campaign in Colorado to counter the state’s marijuana education effort, ABC News reports. The ads by the Marijuana Policy Project will include posters, billboards,...
September 16, 2014
British researchers are developing a new method to detect synthetic drugs known as “bath salts,” PBS NewsHour reports. The researchers say the method is low-cost, disposable and quick. It could someday be used in a...
September 16, 2014
Deaths from prescription painkillers are rising at a slower pace than in years past, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports. Prescription painkiller overdose deaths rose by 3 percent from 2007 to...
September 15, 2014
A new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides insight into the nature and scope of substance use and mental illness issues affecting America.  The report shows that...
August 21, 2014
Prescription drug abuse: APhA presents recommendations to Senate HELP ...American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.comMore recommendations were to leverage the use of health information technology, strengthen...
August 13, 2014
Northdallasgazette SAMHSA recognizes honorees at 2014 Voice AwardsPharmiWeb.com (press release)This year's theme -- Learning About Young Adult Behavioral Health -- underscores SAMHSA's commitment to educate...

 

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