Category results for "Prescription Drugs"

Fight Against Prescription Drug Abuse May Have Fueled Heroin Use: Experts

Some addiction experts say the U.S. government’s fight against prescription drug abuse may have inadvertently contributed to the rise in heroin use, according to The Washington Post.

Report: Alarming Rise in American Adults Taking Medications for ADHD

The number of young adults in the U.S. taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to Express Scripts, the nation’s largest prescription drug manager, The New York Times reports.

West Virginia Senator Calls on Head of HHS to Overrule Decision on Zohydro

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin this week called on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to overrule the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to approve the pure hydrocodone drug Zohydro ER (extended release).

Survey of Women Treated for Addiction Finds Many Used Prescription Drugs, Heroin

A new survey of affluent women treated for alcohol and drug addiction finds prescription medication and heroin are their leading drugs of choice.

Commentary: Rx Summit Focuses on National Collaboration

We have witnessed substance abuse problems spread from community to community, seemingly unabated. The National Rx Drug Abuse Summit is helping to meet challenges head-on through an unprecedented collaboration, says Dan Smoot of Operation Unite.

Many People Who Often Abuse Painkillers Get Them from Doctors, Dealers

People who frequently abuse opioid painkillers are more likely to get the drugs from a doctor’s prescription or a dealer, rather than for free from family or friends, a new study finds.

“Study Drugs” Popular Among Florida College Students, Despite School Bans

“Study drugs” such as Vyvanse and Adderall are gaining popularity among Florida college students, even though area colleges have a zero-tolerance policy against students using medicines not prescribed for them.

JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, February 21- Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Advocates Urge FDA to Revoke Approval of Painkiller Zohydro

More than 40 addiction treatment, health care and consumer groups are urging the Food and Drug Administration to reverse its decision to approve the prescription painkiller Zohydro ER (extended release), CNN reports.

DEA Tip Line in Atlanta Allows Public to Report Potential Prescription Drug Abuse

The Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta is encouraging the public to text or call them to report suspicious activity that may indicate prescription drug abuse, according to CNN.

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