Tag: prescription drug misuse

Drugs & Alcohol

Painkiller use around the world

August 31, 2018 By

Today, on International Overdose Awareness Day we take a look at American opioid use compared to the broader global landscape. The results inform why the epidemic is not slowing down.

Drugs & Alcohol

10 facts about opioids

October 10, 2017 By

We compiled the most recent data and headlines about substance abuse, addiction, overdose deaths, and health consequences of America's opioid crisis.

By the Numbers

Half of Americans tested misused prescription medications

October 3, 2017 By

52% of Americans tested misuse their prescription medications, according to a new Quest Diagnostics study of 3.4 million lab tests.

Illicit drugs

Fighting opioid prescription addiction

June 29, 2017 By

See how the CDC along with federal and state governments are working to combat the opioid epidemic in the U.S.

By the Numbers

Prescription misuse epidemic affects 7 in 10 employers

May 11, 2017 By

Data shows that 71% of employers are impacted by our country’s prescription drug epidemic. Employers want to help, yet many feel "unprepared."

News

Employers paying the price of substance abuse

May 9, 2017 By

Employers can now calculate the cost of substance abuse on their businesses with the Substance Use Cost Calculator.

News

2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 14, 2017 By

On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications.

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More teens dying from drug overdoses

December 15, 2015 By

An upsurge in overdose deaths is related increased heroin use. Some 45% of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription painkillers.

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New Quest study examines prescription drug misuse

July 21, 2014 By

A new Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ report examines the risks of prescription drug misuse and efforts at the state level to reduce abuse.

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Prescription drug misuse

August 29, 2012 By

Dr. Jon R Cohen M.D., CMO and VP of Quest Diagnostics, discusses prescription drug misuse in an article in Medical Laboratory Observer.