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Efforts to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse Part of New White House Heroin Response Strategy

Topics: Prescription drug overdose

As part of the initiative to address heroin and prescription opioid abuse as both a public health and a public safety issue, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced funding for the Heroin Response Strategy.

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Most College Students Misusing Prescription Drugs Begin Non-medical Use in Winter Months

Topics: Medication misuse and Prescription drug abuse

Winter is the peak season for full-time college students to start non-medical use of prescription drugs, such as pain relievers and stimulants, indicates a new study by SAMHSA.

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Merck Recalls TEMODAR and Temozolomide Bottles With Cracked Childproof Caps

Topics: Medication safety

Merck, in conjunction with Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling TEMODAR® and temozolomide bottles with cracks in the child-resistant caps. 

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Iowa Drug and Dietary Supplement Maker Ordered to Stop Manufacture and Distribution of Products

Topics: FDA and Over-the-counter medications

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered Iowa Select Herbs, LLC, to stop selling unapproved new drugs, misbranded drugs, adulterated dietary supplements, and misbranded dietary supplements.

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