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Survey Data Show Opioid Painkiller Use Increased from 1988 to 2012

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Painkillers

The percentage of adults aged 20 and over who have used prescription opioid analgesics in the past 30 days has more than doubled since 1988-1994.

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Federal Judge Overturns Maine Prescription Drug Import Law

A United States district court judge has ruled that Maine’s 2013 law allowing consumers to import prescription drugs by mail from certain countries circumvents federal law.

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Abuse of Prescription Drugs by Indiana Teens Doubled in 2014, Indiana Youth Institute Reports

Topics: Teens and Prescription drug abuse

The number of teens who have abused prescription drugs in Indiana nearly doubled between 2003 and 2014, the most recent data from the Indiana Youth Institute indicates.

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Governors of Two Northeastern States Announce Renewed Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Painkillers

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker each revealed new steps being taken by the states in an effort to curb prescription drug abuse and the use of heroin.

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Global Police Group Seizes 292 Rogue Websites; NABP Continues Efforts to Combat Counterfeit Medicines

An international coalition of law enforcement authorities recently shut down 292 websites selling counterfeit goods, including counterfeit prescription drugs. 

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