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New Laws in New Jersey Aim to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Painkillers

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has signed three new bills into law that are intended to combat heroin and prescription drug abuse.

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FDA Approves Zohydro ER with Abuse-Deterrent Properties

Topics: FDA and Prescription drug abuse

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new formulation of Zohydro® ER with abuse-deterrent properties.

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Detox Transforms Issues Voluntary Recall of Dietary Supplements with Undeclared Drug Ingredients

Topics: FDA and Scams

Detox Transforms Health and Nutrition of Gardner, NC, has issued a voluntary recall of five dietary supplements due to the confirmed presence of undeclared drug ingredients. 

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Medicine Abuse Project Shows Connection Between Prescription Pain Killer Abuse and Heroin Addiction

Topics: Teens and Painkillers

More than half of teens and young adults who inject heroin first abused prescription drugs.

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Rogue Internet Drug Seller Activity Highlights Need for .Pharmacy Domain Public Health Initiative

NABP has issued a report underscoring the need for the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program as a public health initiative to help consumers distinguish legitimate online pharmacies from rogue online drug sellers. 

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Many Women Unknowingly Expose Unborn Children to Opioids, CDC Reports

Topics: Painkillers

Many women may unknowingly expose their unborn children to these medicines, indicates a report from CDC.

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Many Americans at Risk for Alcohol-Medication Interactions, NIH Study Reveals

Topics: Medication safety

As many as 42% of US adults who drink also use medications known to interact with alcohol.

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Ohio Law Requires Schools to Teach About Risks of Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Teens, Prescription drug abuse, and Painkillers

A new law in Ohio, signed by Governor John Kasich in December 2014, requires schools to teach students about the dangers of prescription painkiller abuse and misuse.

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