Primary care physicians should ask their adult patients about their drinking habits, and counsel those whose alcohol use is risky, according to a new report.
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Parents should start talking with their children about the dangers of drinking as early as age 9, according to a new government campaign.
The Food and Drug Administration on Friday denied a request from the maker of the painkiller Opana ER to block generic forms of the drug. The decision came as a surprise, Reuters reports.
Colleges that are part of a national program to reduce binge drinking among students say the first two years have been productive. More schools will join the initiative in June.
Massachusetts will soon bring drug-sniffing dogs to 17 state prisons, according to Boston Magazine. The dogs will sniff visiting areas and visitors.
Commentary: National Prevention Week 2013 Is May 12-18: Participate and Make a Difference in Your Community!
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s second annual National Prevention Week begins on Sunday, May 12. This national health observance, which continues through May 18, aims to increase public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues.
Florida is launching a new initiative to tackle the growing problem of newborns exposed to prescription drugs, The Miami Herald reports.
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.
Former President Bill Clinton this week pledged his foundation will work with the New York Police Department and other partners to address prescription drug abuse, with a focus on college students.
More than a dozen drug companies are working on abuse-resistant painkillers, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration’s decision last month not to approve any generic versions of the original form of OxyContin.