Tag Archives: prescription drug abuse

Government Aims to Cut Misuse of Prescription Drugs by 15 Percent in Five Years

A new government strategy aims to cut the use of prescription painkillers by 15 percent in five years. The plan includes doctor training, promoting prescription databases in all states and increased focus on rooting out illegal ‘pill mill’ clinics. …

Study On Teen Substance Abuse Highlights Need for Screening and Prevention Programs

A new study showing marked increases in teen use of marijuana and Ecstasy over the past three years underscores the importance of incorporating screening and prevention programs into all health care interactions with adolescents and their parents. …

Pasierb Testifies About the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010

Last month, our president Steve Pasierb provided testimony to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in support of safety regulations governing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act and the creation of a national prescription drug take-back program. Having worked closely …

Taylor Addresses Dangers of Prescription Drug Abuse at Conference of Mayors

Last month, Marcia Lee Taylor, Vice President and Director of Government Relations at The Partnership at Drugfree.org, joined Regina LaBelle from the Office of National Drug Control Policy to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors 79th Annual Winter Meeting in Washington …

Pasierb Presents at Pharmacy Public Health Symposium

On Wednesday, January 26, the Massachusetts Health Council presented its 13th annual Pharmacy Public Health Symposium, one of the largest continuing education programs for pharmacists practicing in the Commonwealth. Our President and CEO, Steve Pasierb, delivered a presentation entitled, “Is …

The Partnership at Drugfree.org Responds to 2010 Monitoring the Future Study Results

Statement of Steve Pasierb, President New York, NY – The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future study (MTF) – the largest survey on teen drug abuse tracking over 46,000 8th, 10th and 12th graders – shows that teens’ daily use …

American Medicine Chest Challenge to Help Curb Prescription Drug Abuse

The Partnership at Drugfree.org along with numerous organizations across the country helps raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and supports the American Medicine Chest Challenge set to begin on Saturday, November 13. …

Generation Rx: National Study Confirms Abuse of Prescription And Over-the-Counter Drugs “Normalized” Among Teens

- Today’s Teens More Likely to Abuse Rx and OTC Medications Than Many Illegal Drugs- - Teens Think Abusing Medicines to Get High is ‘Safer’ Than Using Illegal Drugs- - First-Ever National Education Campaign Targeting Rx and OTC Abuse Launches …