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DEA to Hold Next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 27, 2014

Topics: DEA and Medication disposal

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced another opportunity for consumers to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the ninth DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, September 27, 2014.

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Attorney General Holder Urges Actions by Federal Agencies, Congress to Fight Opioid Abuse and Overdose

Topics: Prescription drug deaths

United States Attorney General Eric Holder is urging federal law enforcement agencies to “identify, train and equip personnel who may interact with a victim of a heroin overdose” to carry naloxone.

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Indiana Attorney General and Indianapolis Colts Team Up Against Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

In an effort to increase awareness of the prescription drug abuse epidemic, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and the Indiana Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force have announced a partnership with the Indianapolis Colts. 

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More High School Athletes Are Abusing Prescription Pain Medications, Study Indicates

Topics: Teens, Prescription drug abuse, and Painkillers

Teens who participate in school sports abuse prescription painkillers more often than their peers, and 12% of male and 8% of female high school athletes reported using analgesics at least once in the last year.

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Global Patient Safety Highlighted by NABP, Domestic and International Stakeholders at .Pharmacy Supporter Advisory Committee Meeting

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) welcomed domestic and international stakeholders last week for a meeting of the .Pharmacy Supporter Advisory Committee. 

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