Tag: prescription drugs

Blog Series

Ask the experts: Drug testing and prescription medication

September 11, 2018 By

Find out if screening positive on a drug test is an indication of illegal drug use or if there is a more complex reason for the result.

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

Benzodiazepines: the new drug crisis?

June 13, 2018 By

While our country faces the harsh realities of the opioid epidemic, benzodiazepines are also emerging as popular drugs of abuse. Bloomberg dubbed benzodiazepines, sometimes called “benzos,” as American’s next big drug problem

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International drug and alcohol trends

October 31, 2017 By

The IFDAT conference brings thought leaders together to share best practices about how to keep global workplaces safe, productive, and drug-free.

Drugs & Alcohol

Accept the challenge: Drug-free work week

October 13, 2017 By

Help spread the word and encourage your organization to participate in the National Drug-Free Work Week, October 16-21.

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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.

Drug Testing

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free

October 26, 2016 By

Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk.

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2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 14, 2016 By

In response to the alarming number of people misusing prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency began hosting the “Drug Take Back Day” in 2010.

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Finding the ‘root’ of prescription drug addiction

October 11, 2016 By

As the prescription drug abuse epidemic continues, the source of the issue remains clear. Unused, over-prescribed narcotics.

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Fentanyl in the news

June 29, 2016 By

The U.S. is experiencing a sharp increase in the abuse of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.