Category results for "Addiction"

Independent Pharmacies Seek Greater Role in Fighting Prescription Drug Abuse

As the Drug Enforcement Administration gears up for another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the group representing independent pharmacists, says its members are eager to help their communities get rid of unwanted or expired drugs year-round.

Those in Recovery Should Speak Out, Give Hope to Others: Drug Policy Official

People in recovery from substance abuse should speak out and give hope to others in similar situations, according to the Acting Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy.

Introverts With Few Positive Feelings at Higher Risk of Drug Abuse: Study

Introverts who tend to have fewer positive feelings, or to not be attracted to rewards in life, are more likely to abuse drugs than more extroverted people with positive emotions, a new study suggests.

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Commentary: Cigarettes and Pharmacies Don’t Mix

By now, almost everyone has heard the big announcement from CVS/pharmacy that their stores will become tobacco-free by October 1. This is a significant milestone, and yet it’s just the latest chapter of a long story explains Bob Gordon, winner of Legacy’s 2013 Community Activist Award.

Private Equity Firm Hopes for Profits From Substance Treatment Facilities

The private equity firm Bain Capital recently took over the largest chain of substance treatment facilities in Massachusetts, The Boston Globe reports. Bain, which usually makes investments in brand-name companies such as Dunkin’ Donuts, sees treating addiction as big business.

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Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 4- Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Commentary: Let’s Get Serious About Treating Addiction

The recent spike in heroin deaths—which is real– is being attributed to heroin mixed with fentanyl. We wring our hands about overdoses, but do little to make effective treatment widely available. Policy changes must be made to end this scandal explains David L. Rosenbloom, PhD, Professor at Boston University School of Public Health.

Handheld Device That Delivers Opioid Overdose Treatment Approved by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a handheld device that delivers a single dose of the opioid overdose antidote naloxone, The New York Times reports.

Medicaid Law That Limits Available Beds Impedes Addiction Treatment

Major obstacles remain to expanded treatment for addiction through the Medicaid program, according to USA Today. Although the Affordable Care Act requires treatment be offered to people who are newly insured through insurance exchanges or Medicaid, experts say a federal law is limiting available beds nationwide.

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