The Defense Department announced this week it is expanding its drug testing program to include hydrocodone and benzodiazepines. The program already tests for codeine and morphine.
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Sales of oxycodone fell 20 percent last year in Florida, the Drug Enforcement Administration announced.
Acknowledging that ongoing brain development during adolescence is linked to self-regulation is an important perspective for youth-serving professionals and parents as they address teenage substance use/dependence – including prescription drug diversion, shares Ken C. Winters, PhD of the Treatment Research Institute.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated guidelines for doctors and hospitals on how they can identify and monitor infants exposed to opioids and other drugs of addiction.
Adults who continue occasional “hard” drug use into middle age are at increased risk of premature death, a new study suggests.
Drug dealers are finding ways to circumvent new laws aimed at closing down “pill mills,” USA Today reports.
An Internet piracy bill that has stalled in Congress could help authorities shut down illegal online pharmacies, according to ABC News.
Google’s $500 million settlement with the U.S. government over allegations the company aided illegal online drug sales involved evidence the government obtained during a sting operation, The Wall Street Journal reports.
New York and Tennessee are considering bills that would require doctors to access drug monitoring databases every time they write a prescription for a controlled substance, according to American Medical News.
A report by the Government Accountability Office calls on federal agencies to do a better job of coordinating and assessing the effectiveness of programs to educate prescribers and the public about prescription drug abuse.