Articles Related to prevention

  • FDA Proposing New Controls on Most Commonly Abused Opioids

    Opioids are synthetic pain relievers and Americans take more of them than anyone else in the world. The United States represents only five percent of the world’s population and yet we consume 80 percent of the world’s opioid painkillers, with national use quadrupling since 1999. Now the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is attempting to curb that problem by making the pills harder to get.

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  • FDA Advises Limits on Vicodin

    The battle against the illegal use of prescription medications continues. The federal government wants increased restriction and drug enforcement agencies want access to the tools to keep these drugs off the streets. Read More…

  • New Study Recommends RX Drug Monitoring Programs Shift To Proactive Approach

    Prescription painkillers account for more overdose deaths annually than for heroin and cocaine combined. Yet few states are fully analyzing the data they collect in programs designed to curb substance abuse and addiction. Read More…

  • Purdue Pharma Creates Free Video to Help Prevent Pharmacy Crime

    With the rash of pharmacy robberies and hold-ups stemming from the rise in prescription drug abuse and addiction, Purdue Pharma L.P. and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) partnered to create a video to help educate pharmacists and staff about preventing pharmacy crime. The video, “RxPATROL® Pharmacy Safety and Security,” is available for viewing at

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  • The Pain of Addiction

    Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.