Monthly Archive: September 2014

Sep 16

One in Five Patients Treated for Broken Bones Doctor Shops for Painkillers, New Study Finds

About one in five patients who are treated for broken bones or other orthopedic trauma doctor shops for additional prescriptions for painkillers after surgery, said a new study. Led by Dr. Brent Morris, a neck and shoulder surgeon in Lexington, Ky., the study published in the August issue of the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, …

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Sep 15

Daily Marijuana Use at the Highest Rate Among College Students in Three Decades, Says Study

Although the use of illicit substances such as cocaine, crack or LSD is declining among college students, daily marijuana use is at a 30-year high, according to a study by University of Michigan scientists. In 2006, 30 percent of American full-time college students said they used marijuana in the prior 12 months of taking the nationwide Monitoring …

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Sep 13

NIDA’s National Drug Facts Week 2015 to Begin January 26

The next National Drug Facts Week will be held from Jan. 26 through Feb. 1, 2015, aiming to shatter myths about drug use and addiction by bringing together teens and scientific experts. The initiative is sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). First launched in 2010, National Drug Facts week encourages events that …

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Sep 12

DEA Announces Final Regulations That Expand Options for Safely Disposing of Prescription Drugs

Unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs can now be safely disposed of in pharmacies and other locations,  thanks to expanded regulations by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced this week. The regulations will take effect on October 9. The DEA’s Final Rule for the Disposal of Controlled substances, which implements the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act …

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