Tag: prescription drugs

Benzodiazepines: the new drug crisis?
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 Continue reading

By   /  June 13, 2018

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

By   /  October 31, 2017

Accept the challenge: Drug-free work week
Help spread the word and encourage your organization to participate in the National Drug-Free Work Week, October 16-21. Continue reading

By   /  October 13, 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

Helping to keep medical professionals drug-free
Drug abuse by healthcare professionals and access to powerful medicines can put patients and other staff at risk. Continue reading

By   /  October 26, 2016

2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
In response to the alarming number of people misusing prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency began hosting the “Drug Take Back Day” in 2010. Continue reading

By   /  October 14, 2016

Finding the ‘root’ of prescription drug addiction
As the prescription drug abuse epidemic continues, the source of the issue remains clear. Unused, over-prescribed narcotics. Continue reading

By   /  October 11, 2016

Detecting drug abuse among medical professionals
Organizations can add a comprehensive drug testing program to their efforts to protect the health and safety of both patients and medical staff. Continue reading

By   /  July 6, 2016

Fentanyl in the news
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. Continue reading

By   /  June 29, 2016

Drugged drivers pose a serious threat
Motorists now view drivers, who are under the influence of illicit drugs, as bigger threats than those driving under the influence of alcohol. Continue reading

By   /  June 20, 2016