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Some Pharmacies in Maryland Will Soon Begin Dispensing Naloxone

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

In Maryland, some chain pharmacies will soon begin stocking and dispensing the opioid overdose reversal medication, naloxone.

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Non-College Student Young Adults More Likely to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Finds

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

Young adults aged 18 to 22 are more likely to abuse prescription painkillers if they are not enrolled in college.

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Medication Disposal Site Search Tool Now Available on AWARXE Website

Topics: Medication collection program disposal

To help visitors to www.AWARErx.org more easily find disposal locations in their area, the AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program has launched a location-based search tool. 

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Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee Members Announced by FDA

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Food and Drug Administration has announced the names of the fourteen members of the Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee.

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Former NECC Employees Arrested, Face Charges Related to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Topics: Compounding

Fourteen people who worked for the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the facility linked to the fall 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted in the deaths of 64 people, have been arrested on charges related to the outbreak.

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Most Long-Term Opioid Users Take Dangerous Drug Combinations, Report Indicates

Topics: Pain management

Nearly 60% of patients using opioids on a long-term basis are taking a combination of drugs that can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening.

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Medication Disposal Site Search Tool Now Available on AWARErx.org

Topics: Medication collection program disposal

To help visitors to www.AWARERX.org more easily find disposal locations in their area, AWARXE has launched a location-based search tool.

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South Carolina Council Calls for PMP Participation to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

Physicians should be required to register with South Carolina’s prescription monitoring program (PMP) database, recommends Governor Nikki Haley’s Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Council.

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Georgians Urged to ‘Think About’ Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The Medical Association of Georgia Foundation recently launched a new educational campaign, “Think About It,” to combat prescription drug abuse, which contributes to 11,000 deaths per year in Georgia. 

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Prescriptions for Anxiety, Sleep Medications Expose Teens to Abuse Risk

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

Teenagers prescribed sleep or anxiety medications such as Lunesta® or Xanax® are at greater risk of abusing those drugs than adolescents who have never been prescribed such medications, reports new research.

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FDA Issues New Labeling Rules for Drug Information to Benefit Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women

Topics: Prescription label and Fda

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new prescription drug labeling requirements that will clarify how medications might affect women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and men and women of reproductive potential. 

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Aurobindo Pharma USA Recalls Northstar Label Gabapentin Capsules Due to Empty Capsule Reports

Topics: Fda

Aurobindo Pharma USA, Inc, of Dayton, NJ, has issued a voluntary recall of one lot (Lot Number GESB14011-A) of gabapentin capsules, USP 300 mg, 100-count bottles to the consumer level after finding that some capsules were empty.

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