August 12, 2015

Verde Technologies has announced a pilot program for its Deterra Drug Deactivation System that will see the company partner with the Delaware Prescription Action Committee (PDAC) and the Delaware Pharmacists Societyt to combat prescription drug abuse.

July 29, 2015

The DEA announced on Tuesday that the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back will take place across the United States on Sept. 26 — except for in Pennsylvania and Delaware where the event will take place on Sept. 12.

July 23, 2015

Verde Technologies this week is debuting its Deterra Drug Deactivation System, a self-contained pouch used to dispose of prescription medications.

July 13, 2015

Illinois may be about to place a lock down on all prescribed hydrocodone painkillers. 

July 13, 2015

The average lost time worker's compensation claim for workers using opioid painkillers can total as much as $117,000 — 900% higher than the cost for workers who do not take opioid painkillers, the National Safety Council says. 

June 9, 2015

Millennium Health and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation on Tuesday released a film, “If Only,” to address prescription drug abuse among teens. 

May 7, 2015

The Tallahassee Democrat published an opinion column by National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steve Anderson, emphasizing pharmacists’ unique position in helping to address complex prescription pain medication issues.

May 6, 2015

NACDS emphasized the need for a comprehensive solution that combats prescription drug abuse while preserving legitimate patient access to medications.

April 29, 2015

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Wednesday announced that the Orlando Sentinel published a letter to the editor from NACDS president and CEO Steve Anderson that outlines the way pharmacists approach complex prescription pain medication issues. 

April 21, 2015

Industry associations on Tuesday praised a House vote to pass Rep. Tom Marino's drug diversion bill.

April 14, 2015

DSN editor in chief Rob Eder talks about why Congress needs to rethink current DEA regulations that block access to medications to chronic pain patients.

 

March 16, 2015

The letter to the editor emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and diversion.

February 12, 2015

Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., on Thursday introduced companion legislation to House bill H.R. 471.

 

February 12, 2015

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed legislation to help curb prescription drug diversion and abuse and protect patients in need of medication.

January 27, 2015

Emphasizing the importance of promoting policies that improve patient outcomes and lead to healthier, safer communities, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores submitted a statement to the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health in lead-up to Tuesday’s hearing titled, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

December 16, 2014

Use of cigarettes, alcohol and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013, while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future survey, released Tuesday.

October 20, 2014

The National Community Pharmacists Association has announced that Frank Iannarone III, owner of Madison Pharmacy in Madison, N.J., was named the winner of the 2014 NCPA Prescription Drug Safety Award.

October 3, 2014

The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association started their National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month on Wednesday to spread awarness around the abuse of over-the-counter medicines.

September 25, 2014

CVS/pharmacy announced on Thursday that it is marking National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 by renewing its community donation program to support local drug collection efforts by law enforcement.

September 18, 2014

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has offered its support for new legislation — S. 2862, the Regulatory Transparency, Patient Access, and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2014 — which calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients.

August 5, 2014

One-in-four Americans admits that they have misused prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by FindLaw.com.

 

July 29, 2014

A bipartisan bill that calls for a collaborative, coordinated approach to curbing prescription drug abuse and safeguarding patients is headed to the U.S. House for a vote.

July 10, 2014

The Office of National Drug Control Policy released the 2014 National Drug Control Strategy, the Obama Administration’s primary blueprint for drug policy in the United States.

July 8, 2014

Purdue Pharma on Tuesday announced that the Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review designation for the company's once-daily, single-entity hydrocodone bitartrate tablet.