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Prescription drug use among seniors far too high

CBC.ca - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The case of 'too much medication' in Canadian seniors is finally starting to be recognized for the serious problem it has become.
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Prescription drug abuse on the rise in N. Idaho

KHQ Right Now - ‎9 hours ago‎
A north Idaho doctor is back in custody after a manhunt by the north Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force, Kootenai County Sheriff, and Shoshone County Sheriff.
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Prescription drug drop-off day not enough to stem abuse, say activists

CBC.ca - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Prescription drug reduction advocates say the annual effort to collect leftover medications misses an opportunity to seriously put a dent in abuse of the drugs.
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Prescription drug drop off in Orillia

Orillia Packet & Times - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Prescription Drug Drop Off Day is held annually in partnership between police services and local health units in an effort to reduce the availability of pharmaceutical products in communities.

Why your prescription drug could get you banned from the roads

Liverpool Echo - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Motorists are being urged to check if their prescription drugs could lead to them being charged with drug driving - and banned from the roads.

Prescription drug drop-off ensures safe disposal

Sarnia Observer - ‎16 hours ago‎
Neil Bowen/Sarnia ObserverSgt. John Pearce (left) and Sarnia Police Chief Phil Nelson helped in the collection of medication for safe disposal during a Prescription Drop-Off Day Saturday at Sarnia police headquarters.

The epidemic of prescription drug abuse

THV11.com - ‎21 hours ago‎
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - THV 11 has recently been looking into the problem of prescription drug abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 40 Americans die each day from overdosing on prescription painkillers.
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Attorney General Announces Funding for Prescription Drug Incinerators

WDTV - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The Attorney General's Public Health Trust will soon accept applications to fund the placement of four drug incinerators across the state.
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Calgary participation encouraged for National Prescription Drug Drop-off Day

MetroNews Canada - ‎May 19, 2016‎
Medical Director, Poison and Drug Information Service, and Chief of the Section of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Alberta Health Services, Dr.
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Narcan's importance grows as prescription drug abuse increases

Times Record - ‎May 22, 2016‎
In a drug abuse society where opiate overdoses are the most common cause of deaths amoung Americans, paramedics, nurses and doctors are treating the overdoses with Narcan.

Editorial: 'Boat sinking' on getting handle on prescription drug costs

New Haven Register - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The soaring cost of prescription drugs is expected to reach $640 billion by 2020 but it's doing a lot more than putting a dent in people's wallets - it is also forcing many people into life-or-death decisions, and a quick fix is nowhere near a drawing ...

Prescription Drug Drop off Day

Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre - ‎May 21, 2016‎
Prescription Drug Drop off Day. Saturday, May 21, 2016 7:07 AM by Manny Paiva. Police are accepting unused and old medications to safely dispose them.

BC Moves to Pay Less for Common Prescription Drugs

TheTyee.ca - ‎May 21, 2016‎
The British Columbia government has quietly reduced what it will pay for certain common prescription drugs starting in June, a move that has drawn heavy criticism from Canada's pharmaceutical industry.
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Macklemore Tells Obama About How He Once Abused Prescription Drugs

Live Science - ‎May 16, 2016‎
If you're wondering why prescription drugs containing opioids are so addictive, just ask Grammy Award-winning rap artist Macklemore.

The prescription drugs that can now see you banned - 140% surge in drug driving charges

Mirror.co.uk - ‎May 17, 2016‎
In March 2015 new road-side drug screening devices were introduced, along with new driving limits for a string of prescription drugs. Since then the number of people charged with drug driving - which comes with a one-year ban, up to six months in ...

11 News Investigates: Prescription drug abuse in Arkansas

THV11.com - ‎May 19, 2016‎
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's an addiction that doesn't discriminate and affects people of all walks of life. Prescription pain killer addiction is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States. As doctors and lawmakers work to stop the ...
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Jefferson woman summonsed for prescription drug scam

WMTW Portland - ‎May 20, 2016‎
However, authorities say there was never a lost dog and the woman had been looking through medicine cabinets and taking prescription drugs. On Wednesday, investigators identified the woman as Amanda Wallace of Jefferson. The Sheriff's Office says ...

St. Louis Alderman vote to create prescription drug database

KMOV.com - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted to create a prescription drug monitoring program Friday. The program stores and reports information about consumers' prescriptions for controlled substances.

Is High Prescription Drug Spending Becoming Our New Normal?

Health Affairs (blog) - ‎May 17, 2016‎
The time has come to stop viewing drug products with remarkably high prices as isolated incidents. Instead, we should acknowledge that we are moving into a troubling “new normal” of dramatic and persistent escalations in prescription drug prices and ...

Essex County OPP to host Prescription Drug Drop Off Day

Windsor Star - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Essex County OPP will be collecting unwanted, unused and expired medication May 21 during a provincewide Prescription Drug Drop Off Day.
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