Cost of Drug Abuse

A new study sums up the cost of illicit drug abuse in America, putting the total at about $193 billion. However, others disagree about who is to blame for the extent of that cost. Economic Impact of Illicit Drug Use…

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National Take Back Day

The U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration is again holding a national drug Take Back Initiative. Set for April 30th this year, this initiative encourages Americans to safely dispose of their unwanted or unused prescription medications. Last September, there…

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Prescription Databases in Jeopardy

Many states are deliberating whether or not to create or to continue prescription databases in their area. As prescription drug abuse continues to rise, some states have made use of state-wide monitoring programs of prescription drug use among residents. Not everyone…

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Study Drugs

Should kids be able to use prescription drugs to help them perform better in school? Some people say yes. Some kids and young adults already use medication that is prescribed by their doctor to help them concentrate – why shouldn’t…

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Arresting Pill Mill Doctors

Florida is waging war against its many pill mills, but the task is not proving to be easy. Doctors, pharmacies, and even politicians are standing in the way, in some people’s opinion, to regulating the prescription drug industry in the…

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