Monthly Archives June 2015

Bringing communities and pharma together on cost-effective, green Rx drug disposal

This post is part two of a two-part series on new drug laws in the United States. Missed part one? Check it out here. Recently, governors in New Jersey, Oklahoma and Nevada have signed legislation to combat drug abuse, which the Center for Disease Control and Prevention classifies as an epidemic. Lawmakers in other states, including Illinois, are also working to pass laws asking state agencies to administer a statewide used prescription medication take-back program with local agencies and departments. While these measures are being developed to help reduce prescription drug abuse, other states are working to address the environmental
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Celebrity Foundation Promotes Awareness Of Youth Prescription Drug Abuse

It’s nice to see celebrities taking action against the prescription drug abuse epidemic in our country.  The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation has taken a step toward promoting awareness about the problem. Millennium Health, a leading health solutions company, and the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation announced the availability of a short film, If Only, about the dangers of youth misuse and abuse of prescription drugs. Read More
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Growing Number of States Taking Action to Curb Prescription Drug Abuse, Safely Dispose of Drugs

This post is part one of a two part series on new drug laws in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention classifies prescription drug abuse as an epidemic. Fortunately, lawmakers across the country are taking significant steps toward reducing deaths related to prescription drug and opioid abuse. Recently, the issue even brought both parties together to create the Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus. South Carolina Republican Senator Tim Scott and fellow West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchin reached across the aisle to form the caucus aimed at raising awareness “about helping the millions of American families whose
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