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DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collection Site Locator Now Available

Topics: DEA and Medication disposal

Now available online, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator allows consumers to search for a nearby location to dispose of unneeded medications on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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GlaxoSmithKline Recalls Alli Weight Loss Medications Due to Product Tampering

Topics: Medication safety

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare is recalling all over-the-counter Alli®, sold by retailers in the US and Puerto Rico, after consumers in seven states reported “tablets and capsules that were not Alli.”

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New Mexico Pharmacists May Now Prescribe Opioid Overdose Reversal Medication

Topics: Prescription drug overdose

New Mexico is the first state to authorize pharmacists to prescribe naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of opiate overdoses and keep victims alive until professional medical help can arrive. 

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Two Dietary Supplements Recalled Due to Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Topics: Medication safety

Due to the presence of undeclared drug ingredients, sibutramine and phenolphthalein, several products marketed as nutritional supplements for weight loss are being recalled by New Life Nutritional Center and Pure Edge Nutrition, LLC. 

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