Combating drug misuse through efficient drug disposal

Medicines play an important role in treating various kinds of illnesses, however, an incorrect disposal process can lead to an accidental misuse among patients as well as others. The leftover pills, when taken incorrectly or accidentally have the potential to land someone in the emergency department of a hospital. Misuse and abuse of prescription and..

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Designer drug “Pink” temporarily banned across America

With at least 46 confirmed deaths across several American states, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has temporarily banned the synthetic drug “Pink”. Known as U-47700 in the medical community, the drug was legal in most of the U.S. states, including Arizona. With the ban on Pink, the drug will now be categorized under Schedule I..

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FDA gives nod to first buprenorphine implant to treat opioid addiction

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took a revolutionary stance by approving the first buprenorphine implant – Probuphine, which releases medicines for the treatment of opioid addiction and dependence – recently. The matchstick-size implant is similar to an implantable contraceptive device and emits steady and low doses of buprenorphine for six months. Thus, it..

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FDA swings into action as opioid abuse engulfs America

The opioid epidemic that has taken America into its grip has forced the federal government to take all possible measures to check the menace. President Barack Obama proposing allocation of approximately $1 billion to combat drug abuse and overdoses in the 2017 budget was one of the many steps taken by the federal government.

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