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JT Weekly- Other Headlines of Interest

Top headlines of the week from Friday, April 18- Thursday, April 24, 2014. …

Surge in Heroin and Prescription Opioid Use Has Deadly Consequences, Police Say

The surge in the use of heroin and prescription opioids is resulting in more deaths than violent crimes and car crashes in many communities, law enforcement officials said this week. They met in Washington, D.C. to discuss the problem and possible solutions. …

Overdoses from Heroin and Prescription Drugs Reach New Levels at Jersey Shore

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. …

Colorado Initiative Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse Among Teens

A new campaign in Colorado, to be unveiled Wednesday, aims to reduce prescription drug abuse among teens, The Denver Post reports. …

Study Links Misuse of Prescription Drugs and Violence Among Dating Partners

A new study suggests a connection between misuse of prescription drugs and incidents of dating violence. …

Report: Only Half of Prescription Drugs Removed From Sewage by Treatment Plants

A report by U.S. and Canadian officials concludes only about half of prescription drugs and other “chemicals of emerging concern” are removed from sewage by treatment plants. …

Senate Passes Measure Establishing System to Track Prescription Drugs

The U.S. Senate this week passed a measure that will establish a system to track prescription drugs from the time they are manufactured until they are sold at a drugstore, The News & Observer reports. The bill awaits President Obama’s signature. …

Maine Becomes First State to Allow Prescription Drug Purchases From Abroad

Maine has become the first state to allow prescription drugs to be purchased abroad, CBS News reports. …

Two State Senators Call on Craigslist to Stop Listing Prescription Drug Ads

State senators from California and Nevada are calling on Craigslist to stop running ads for prescription drugs, the Los Angeles Times reports. …

Ten Percent of Americans Admit Taking Medication They Have Not Been Prescribed

A new poll finds 10 percent of Americans admit they have taken someone else’s prescription drugs. One-quarter of those people used the drugs to get high. …