Category results for "Prevention"

U.S. Government Asks Court to Rehear Challenge to FDA’s Graphic Cigarette Labels

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to rehear a case about the Food and Drug Administration’s requirement that tobacco companies place graphic labels on cigarette packages to warn about smoking’s health dangers. In August, a three-judge appeals court panel affirmed a lower court ruling that blocked the mandate.

“Red Ribbon Week” October 23-31 Raises Awareness About Drug Prevention

The 27th annual “Red Ribbon Week,” October 23-31, will raise awareness about drug prevention around the country. Families can get involved this year by entering a contest to promote awareness in their neighborhoods, and win a drug prevention grant for their children’s school.

Marines Cited for Drunk Driving Required to Participate in New Program

Marines cited for drunk driving and other drinking-related incidents will be required to participate in a new program that focuses on early intervention, according to the Marine Corps Times.

Two Million Tons of Prescription Drugs Collected on DEA’s Drug Take-Back Days

The Drug Enforcement Administration has collected a total of two million pounds of unused prescription medications during its five National Prescription Drug Take-Back Days, the agency announced Thursday.

Government Launches Online Program to Help Doctors Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

The Office of National Drug Control Policy has launched a new online training program to help doctors prescribe opioids more safely and effectively. The program’s goal is to reduce prescription drug abuse, The Boston Globe reports.

Nurses Can Help Reduce Substance Abuse in Homeless Youth, Study Finds

Nurses can significantly reduce substance abuse in homeless youth, a new study finds.

Almost 1 in 12 Injured Workers Prescribed Opioids Still Taking Them Months Later

Almost one in 12 injured workers prescribed opioids are still taking the drugs three to six months later, a new study finds. Drug testing and psychological evaluation aimed at reducing drug abuse are not conducted in these workers most of the time.

Some Pain Sufferers Struggle to Get Medicine as States Enact Opioid Restrictions

As a growing number of states enact restrictions designed to clamp down on prescription drug abuse, some pain sufferers say they are not able to get the opioids they need, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Bans on Smoking in Bars May Reduce Alcohol Abuse, Study Suggests

Laws that ban smoking in bars and restaurants may reduce alcohol abuse, a new study suggests. Researchers found people identified as problem drinkers who live in states with smoking bans have a higher rate of remission, compared with problem drinkers who live in states without laws that ban public smoking.

Task Force Recommends Routine Adult Screening for Misuse of Alcohol

Doctors and nurses should routinely screen their adult patients and pregnant women for alcohol misuse, and provide those engaged in risky or hazardous drinking with brief behavioral counseling, according to new recommendations from a national task force.

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