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Drug Abuse Prevention Programs for Adolescent: Adopting New and Relevant Techniques...

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) alcohol, marijuana and over the counter medications are the most commonly abused drugs by teens...

Purdue Pharma Will Stop Promoting OxyContin to Doctors

Purdue Pharma will stop marketing OxyContin to doctors and has eliminated more than half of its sales force (Jay & Perrone, 2018). Sales representatives...

Mobile Medical Apps: Tools to Help With Substance Use Disorder

In the United States drug and alcohol addiction relapse rates are between 40% and 60% (National Institute of Drug Abuse, 2018). Technology is being...

FDA Is Taking Action Against Abuse of Anti-Diarrheal Medications

People are abusing anti-diarrheal medication, sold under the brand name Imodium A-D, to get high. This can result in serious heart problems or even...

Clinical Trial Shows No Significant Differences in Pain Reduction among Opioids...

Prescription opioids have caused a 16-year increase in opioid-overdose deaths in the United States. From the years 2000-2016 more than 600,000 people died from...

New Study Highlights Underreporting of Suicide by Drug Intoxication in the...

Suicide by drug intoxication in the United States is under-reported and misclassified, suggests a new study conducted by researcher, Dr. Ian Rockett of West...

African Countries Combat Fake Drug Problem

The fake drug market is prospering in Africa. The rise in fake medical dealers is not a drug issue, but a financial one. As...