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The Future of America’s Opiate Crisis: 8 Ways to Address the Problem

The Future of America’s Opiate Crisis: 8 Ways to Address the Problem

March 16th, 2017

How did we get here? Where will the opiate crisis likely lead? Here, we review what government can do to reduce and combat America’s opiate crisis. Actionable ideas from former DEA agent, Warren Rivera, here.

Improving Patient-Clinician Relationships to Combat Opioid Misuse

Improving Patient-Clinician Relationships to Combat Opioid Misuse

March 3rd, 2017

Current U.S. statistics suggest that ineffective patient-clinician relationships may contribute to opioid misuse. Here, we summarize important recommendations that we can apply to start to prevent opioid misuse in clinical settings.

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

How much do you know about the Rx addiction crisis in teens?

September 14th, 2016

Over 100 teens per hour, that is about 2,500 per day, abuse prescription medications for the first time in their lives. We outline the significant statistics and what can parents do about it, here.

2 How to recognize a prescription drug addict

How to recognize a prescription drug addict

September 3rd, 2016

How can parents recognize if their child abuses prescription drugs? A description of the signs that parents can look for in their children…and a section for your questions at the end.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): How do you identify at-risk patients?

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs): How do you identify at-risk patients?

August 29th, 2016

What can Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) do to protect patients’ susceptible to prescription opioid abuse? More here.

Senior sleep problems: 5 Solutions OTHER THAN sleeping pills

Senior sleep problems: 5 Solutions OTHER THAN sleeping pills

July 23rd, 2016

Why not try these 5 solutions for insomnia before you turn to a doctor for prescription sleeping medications? You may be getting a quality night’s sleep sooner than you think.

Prescription drug abuse prevention starts at home

Prescription drug abuse prevention starts at home

June 27th, 2016

The majority of prescription drugs diverted for illicit use come from residential medicine cabinets. How can you safety-proof your home? Simple steps here.

Addictions to Rx pain medication in teens: What parents need to know and what they can do

Addictions to Rx pain medication in teens: What parents need to know and what they can do

May 19th, 2016

Narcotic painkiller addiction is currently diagnosed in teenagers…which brings the risk of cross-addiction to heroin. More on prevention programs and what parents can do here.

Is fentanyl a “controlled substance”?

Is fentanyl a “controlled substance”?

May 7th, 2016

Yes, fentanyl is a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act. More on this legal definition, fentanyl’s abuse potential and narcotic status here.

How can prescribers prevent pharmaceutical drug diversion? INTERVIEW with Warren Rivera

How can prescribers prevent pharmaceutical drug diversion? INTERVIEW with Warren Rivera

May 6th, 2016

Is there a way to reduce drug diversion? Can medical doctors participate in the prevention of the diversion of prescribed medications? Expert Warren Rivera explains more in this interview.

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