Category results for "Advocacy"

Advocates Urge LivingSocial to Stop Promoting Events Mixing Guns and Alcohol

Gun control advocacy groups are urging the daily deal website LivingSocial to stop promoting events that mix guns and alcohol, The Hill reports.

Update: Stop Urban Outfitters From Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

Thanks to you, we are gaining momentum to put a stop to Urban Outfitters selling products made to look like prescription pill bottles!

KY Congressman to Urban Outfitters: Stop Selling Products Promoting Rx Drug Abuse

The Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Hal Rogers, on Monday called on Urban Outfitters to stop selling products designed to look like prescription pill bottles, the Associated Press reports.

Stop Urban Outfitters From Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

Urban Outfitters, the national retail store popular with teens, is currently selling pint and shot glasses and flasks made to look like prescription pill bottles. These products make light of prescription drug misuse and abuse, a dangerous behavior that is responsible for more deaths in the U.S. each year than heroin and cocaine combined. Join us and ask Urban Outfitters to remove these products from their stores and website immediately!

Parents of Young Adults Addicted to Heroin Seek Greater Access to Health Records

The parents of two young adults who were addicted to heroin are advocating for families to have greater access to their children’s health records. They say parents’ input is needed because of the nature of addiction, and young adults’ limited decision-making capabilities.

David Sheff, Author of Clean, Interview: Part 2 of 2

Join Together chats with David Sheff, author of the new book, “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy,” to discuss his exploration into the science, prevention and treatment of addiction.

Prescription Drug Abuse Experts Meet to Discuss Options for Stopping Epidemic

Experts are meeting this week to discuss how to stop the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, according to the Orlando Sentinel. They include leaders from government, the pharmaceutical industry, and public health and safety groups.

David Sheff, Author of Clean, Interview: Part 1 of 2

Join Together chats with David Sheff, author of the new book, “Clean: Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest Tragedy,” to discuss his exploration into the science, prevention and treatment of addiction.

Commentary: Rx Summit Features More Than 120 Presenters

More than 120 presenters are set to lead a national discussion about ways to Make An Impact on the prescription drug abuse epidemic when the 2013 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit convenes in Florida April 2-4, says Karen Kelly of Operation Unite.

Health Experts Ask FDA to Restrict Caffeine Content in Energy Drinks

A group of health experts is asking the Food and Drug Administration to restrict the amount of caffeine permitted in energy drinks, according to The New York Times.

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