Tag: prescription drug misuse

Painkiller use around the world
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. Continue reading

By   /  August 31, 2018

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

By   /  October 10, 2017

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

By   /  October 3, 2017

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

By   /  June 29, 2017

Prescription misuse epidemic affects 7 in 10 employers
Data shows that 71% of employers are impacted by our country’s prescription drug epidemic. Employers want to help, yet many feel "unprepared." Continue reading

By   /  May 11, 2017

2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications. Continue reading

By   /  April 14, 2017

More teens dying from drug overdoses
An upsurge in overdose deaths is related increased heroin use. Some 45% of people who use heroin are also addicted to prescription painkillers. Continue reading

By   /  December 15, 2015

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

By   /  July 21, 2014

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

By   /  August 29, 2012