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Walgreens Expands Effort to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse through Collaboration with the American Pharmacists ...

Business Wire (press release) - ‎3 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Walgreens and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) announced a collaboration that expands Walgreens efforts to fight prescription drug abuse. Through this collaboration, the APhA Institute on ...
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Manu Vatuvei's bizarre message amid Warriors prescription drug revelations - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Drugfree Sport NZ boss Graeme Steel says Warriors players involved in mixing prescription drugs with energy drinks on a night out on the town were "reckless".
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Congress Opposes President Obama's Effort To Reduce Prescription Drug Costs

PoliticusUSA - ‎May 2, 2016‎
Congress Opposes President Obama's Effort To Reduce Prescription Drug Costs. By Rmuse on Mon, May 2nd, 2016 at 9:58 am.
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NJSIAA Medical Advisory Committee Issues Series of Protocols to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse - ‎3 hours ago‎
SUMMIT, NJ - According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, 12 percent of male student-athletes and eight percent of female student athletes have been prescribed highly-addictive opioid class narcotics in the past 12 months.
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Warriors mixed prescription drugs with energy drinks

New Zealand Herald - ‎May 1, 2016‎
Five of the six Warriors players banned from test football by the club have admitted to mixing prescription drugs with energy drinks on the infamous night out less than 48 hours after the big loss to Melbourne.
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Thousands of pounds of meds collected on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

FOX31 Denver - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. -- As the nationwide opioid epidemic continues to grow, so is a nationwide effort to collect and dispose of prescription medication. Several Colorado law enforcement agencies reported collecting record numbers of drugs on Saturday as ...

NZ rugby league players banned after prescription drug abuse

Daily Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
WELLINGTON: Six New Zealand-based rugby league players have been banned from international matches after revelations of prescription drug abuse on a night out, according to media reports. Three players from New Zealand Warriors, who compete in ...

Why league players mix prescription drugs and energy drinks

New Zealand Herald - ‎22 hours ago‎
League bosses have every reason to be concerned about players mixing prescription medication and caffeine-laced energy drinks.

Town Hall Meeting: Prescription Drug Abuse

Traverse City Ticker - ‎14 hours ago‎
Northern Michigan Regional Entity, 7&4 News, ABC 29&8 and present will present Finding A Solution, A Prescription Drug AbuseTown Hall Meeting tomorrow (Wed.), May 4, 7-8pm, at the Dennos Museum Center's Milliken Auditorium in ...
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Consumers, providers, and health plans unite in support for Part B prescription drug payment model

The Hill (blog) - ‎3 hours ago‎
As the comment period closes on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to test new payment strategies for Medicare Part B prescription drugs, 25 organizations representing people with Medicare, health plans, and health care ...
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Prescription drug takeback tops collection record

Columbia Missourian - ‎May 2, 2016‎
COLUMBIA - A prescription drug take-back event sponsored by the Boone County Sheriff's Department resulted in the collection of almost 900 pounds of unwanted or no longer needed medications.
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Prescription drug collection helps take unused drugs out of homes - WKBT - ‎20 hours ago‎
As a result of Saturday's National Drug Take Back Day, the La Crosse Police Department collected prescription drugs from six police departments Monday, hoping to stop potential addicts from ever beginning drugs.

New Zealand Warriors players stood down from national team over prescription drug abuse: reports

ABC Online - ‎May 1, 2016‎
A group of Warriors players has been stood down from international duties for abusing prescription drugs during a night out, reports said Monday.

Prescription drugs swiped from drug store

The Delaware County Daily Times - ‎15 hours ago‎
Prescription drugs swiped from drug store. The Rite Aid Pharmacy was the target of a robbery Monday afternoon, with a female subject fleeing on foot with an unknown amount of pharmaceutical medicine in hand.
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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a success

WDSU New Orleans - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Seventeen year-old Christian Hyde and his dad discarded several expired prescription drugs during the event. "I think the people at home who have medication aren't educated as to the effects those drugs can have on their kids," he said.
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Prescription Drug Abuse: A Complex Problem Needs Coordinated Solutions

Idaho State Journal - ‎21 hours ago‎
Opioids are prescription medications like hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab), oxycodone (Oxycontin), morphine (MS Contin), fentanyl (Duragesic), and codeine (Tylenol #3).
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Health Affairs May Issue: Prescription Drugs, Global Health & More

Health Affairs (blog) - ‎21 hours ago‎
The May issue of Health Affairs, a variety issue, covers a broad range of topics: hospital profitability; prescription drug costs and value in the United States and worldwide; the results of state investment in population health; and other topics.

The complex math behind spiraling prescription drug prices

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, - ‎4 hours ago‎
The trend has surfaced as PBMs and health insurers have become more effective in negotiating discounts and rebates to lower list prices - which factor in fees charged by distributors, PBMs, and pharmacies as part of the process of moving medications ...

Photos: Prescription Drug Round Up in Reno

Reno Gazette-Journal - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Photos: Prescription Drug Round Up in Reno. Bags of discarded pills are seen during the twice annual Prescription Drug Round Up at the Save Mart on Kietzke Lane in Reno on April 30, 2016. Loading… Post to Facebook. Photos: Prescription Drug Round ...
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Local agencies participate in prescription drug take-back day - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
ARAPAHOE COUNTY - Weekend snow may have put a damper on some plans, but it didn't stop hundreds of people from tossing out unwanted prescription drugs. Twice a year, agencies like the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office host a prescription drug take ...