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Consumer Education, Awareness Key to Combating Rogue Online Drug Sellers

Yesterday, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) issued a report that profiles the continued pervasiveness of illegal online drug seller activity and the need for increased awareness about the risks such activity presents to public health.

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Four Products Marketed as Weight Loss Supplements Contain Hidden Ingredients, FDA Warns

Topics: FDA and Over-the-counter medications

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has posted warnings regarding four products marketed as dietary supplements for weight loss that contain hidden drug ingredients.

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‘Good Samaritan’ Act Signed in Nevada, Extends Naloxone Access and Dispensing

Topics: Prescription drug overdose

Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has signed a new law that will reduce potential criminal penalties for people who report drug overdoses, and expand access to naloxone, the medication that can help to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

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Iowa Senate Passes Bill to Address Sale of Synthetic Drugs

Topics: Controlled substances

The Iowa Senate has approved a bill that ensures penalties for selling synthetic drugs are in line with penalties for selling other controlled substances (CS), and an amendment to the bill has now tied it to the state’s medical marijuana policy. 

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Non-Medical Users of Prescription Opioids Are at High Risk of Heroin Use, Study Indicates

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Painkillers

People who misuse opioid prescription painkillers such as OxyContin® and Vicodin® are more likely to use and become addicted to injecting heroin, and non-Hispanic whites are at a particularly increased risk.

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Consumer Education, Awareness Key to Combating Rogue Online Drug Sellers

Yesterday, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) issued a report that profiles the continued pervasiveness of illegal online drug seller activity and the need for increased awareness about the risks such activity presents to public health.

Read more →