Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 10- Thursday, January 16, 2014.
Category results for "Prescription Drugs"
Commentary: Interstate PMP Data-Sharing Technologies Assist States, Health Care Providers in Protecting Patient Health
With nearly half of state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) sharing data via the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® PMP InterConnect® program, the system is successfully helping states in their efforts to protect patient health and lower rates of prescription drug abuse and diversion.
Deaths from heroin and prescription drugs more than doubled last year at the Jersey Shore, a locale well known as a vacation destination. Three people in Ocean County, New Jersey have already died in 2014 from drug overdoses, according to NBC News.
A new campaign in Colorado, to be unveiled Wednesday, aims to reduce prescription drug abuse among teens, The Denver Post reports.
A new study suggests a connection between misuse of prescription drugs and incidents of dating violence.
An arbitration panel has ruled that Major League Baseball can ban New York Yankees player Alex Rodriguez for the entire 2014 season, Bloomberg reports. Rodriguez was suspended for violating the league’s antidoping rules.
Top headlines of the week from Friday, January 3- Thursday, January 9, 2014.
Ohio is launching a new initiative to encourage parents to speak with their children about the dangers of drug abuse. The increased use of prescription painkillers and heroin has led to a surge in drug overdoses in the state, the Associated Press reports.
A bill proposed by an Ohio legislator would require hospitals to report the number of opioid-dependent babies born each year, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
The Endocrine Society is warning about the health consequences of taking performance-enhancing drugs. The vast majority of people who use these drugs are non-athlete weightlifters, according to the group.