Category results for "Prevention"

Planting False Memories of Getting Sick from Alcohol Might Reduce Drinking: Study

A new study suggests planting false memories of getting sick from alcohol may influence a person to drink less of that type of alcohol in the future.

Companies Use Data Analysis to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

A growing number of companies are using data analysis to fight prescription drug abuse, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Federal Government Outlaws Three More Synthetic Marijuana Substances

In an effort to further crack down on synthetic drugs, the federal government announced this week it is outlawing three more synthetic marijuana substances.

Countries Collaborate to Create Synthetic Drug Early Warning System

An international effort is underway to identify and ban new synthetic drugs earlier, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

Online Toolkit Designed to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse Among College Students

An online toolkit called “Generation Rx University” aims to reduce prescription drug abuse among college students. The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy and the Cardinal Health Foundation have teamed up to introduce the program to help college and university students, faculty and staff on campuses across the country educate others about the misconceptions, realities and dangers of prescription drug abuse among 18-to 25-year olds.

Majority of Americans Say Doctors Should Have Limits on Pain Medication Prescribing

A new poll finds 52 percent of Americans say doctors should have limits on the amount and dosage of pain medication they are allowed to prescribe. Almost half of those surveyed said prescription drug addiction is a major U.S. health problem.

Some States Attempt to Crack Down on Phony IDs Used for Underage Drinking

New York state is introducing new driver licenses engraved with a “ghost image” that floats in a transparent window, in an effort to crack down on fake IDs used for underage drinking. Other states may follow suit, BBC News reports.

Florida Combats Prescription Drug Abuse With Laws and Enforcement

Florida’s success in combating prescription drug abuse is due to a combination of law enforcement and legislative action, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Minnesota Tackles Synthetic Drugs

Minnesota, which has outlawed synthetic drugs, is still seeing cases of exposure to the substances, according to TwinCities.com.

Arizona Law Bans Basic Chemical Formulas of Synthetic Drugs

A new Arizona law bans the basic chemical formulas of synthetic drugs. Law enforcement officials hope the law will be an improvement over a previous law that was frequently thwarted by synthetic drug makers.

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