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Final Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collects 617,150 Pounds of Unwanted Medications

Topics: DEA and Medication disposal

Over 600,000 pounds of unneeded, unwanted, or expired prescription medications were properly disposed of during the final Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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NABP to Begin Accepting Applications for .Pharmacy Websites

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) will soon begin accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names, with the first sites being able to go live as early as January 2015. 

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WHO Recommends Increased Naloxone Access Worldwide

Topics: Prescription drug deaths and Painkillers

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines aimed at reducing the number of opioid-related deaths globally.

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Utah Prescription Drug Deaths Quadrupled in Last Decade

In the last decade, the number of prescription drug overdose deaths has increased by over 400% in Utah, the state’s department of health reports.

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Liver Injuries Caused by Dietary Supplements Are Rapidly Becoming More Common

Topics: Over-the-counter medications

Herbal and dietary supplements have contributed to liver abnormalities at a substantially faster rate than those caused by medications over the last ten years, a study has found.

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Event Registration for NIDA’s 2015 Drug Facts Week Events for Teens Now Open

Topics: Teens and Prescription drug abuse

In preparation for National Drug Facts Week (NDFW), January 26 to February 1, 2015, community organizations are invited to register drug abuse awareness events online.

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NABP to Begin Sunrise Trademark Registration Period for .Pharmacy Websites

Topics: Internet pharmacies

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) will soon be accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names from trademark holders who are registered in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH).

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Proliferation of Rogue Online Drug Sellers Feeds Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic, NABP Reports

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) issued a new report highlighting a connection between the proliferation of rogue online drug sellers and the prescription drug abuse epidemic.

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FDA Advises Consumers to Avoid Mixing Dietary Supplements and Medications

Topics: FDA and Over-the-counter medications

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reminding consumers that mixing prescription and over-the-counter medications with vitamins, minerals, and dietary supplements can be dangerous.

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San Francisco Considers Ordinance to Require Drug Manufacturers to Pay for Disposal

Topics: Medication disposal

Supervisors in San Francisco are considering a city ordinance that would require drug manufacturers to fund disposal programs for unwanted prescription drugs.

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Prescription Opioids Involved in Most ED Overdoses, Study Finds

Topics: Prescription drug overdose and Painkillers

Prescription opioid medications are involved in over 67% of overdose cases in emergency departments (EDs), according to a national study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Save the Date: AWARXE Twitter Party to Take Place on November 12, 2014

Join AWARXE for a Twitter party on Wednesday, November 12.

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