Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
Everyone knows someone who has been seriously affected by prescription drug abuse. Yet, when a report issued late last year revealed that the leading cause of accidental death in the United States is drug overdose — primarily from prescription drugs …
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Congressman Hal Rogers leads the fight to stop prescription drug abuse
Today Congressman Hal Rogers is leading a delegation of Congressmen, healthcare experts, and nationally known spokespersons, to fight a major epidemic of Americans addicted to prescription drugs at the UNITE National Summit on Drug Abuse this week.
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A Growing Number of Americans: Drug Abuse Is a Health Issue, Not a Crime
Other countries, like Canada and Switzerland, have shown how the shifting opinion can result in action. While no one thinks drug addiction is a good thing, more and more people are starting to think that the war on drugs—a war that costs U.S. taxpayers $ …
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How we can fight the prescription drug abuse epidemic
This week, government officials, law enforcement, business leaders, healthcare professionals, and substance abuse experts will gather in Atlanta for the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit. As these experts convene, it is vital to highlight the importance of a …
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Ohio Attorney General hosts Drug Abuse Community Forum in Lorain County
Michael Allen Blair/Digital First Media Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine talks about the alarming number of heroin deaths in 2013 across Ohio. DeWine was visiting Lorain County Community College as part of the Ohio Attorney General's Drug Abuse …
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Opinion: When substance abuse impacts the workplace
Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic status. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that more people die from prescription painkillers than from heroin or cocaine1, and that one person is dying every 19 minutes2 in …
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