Posts Tagged 'DEA'

Opioid MDL Judge Wants DEA Data

opioid judge requests dea database dataThe opioid crisis in America is one of the most complicated public health issues ever to grip the nation. Whether it’s a discussion of the root causes of the epidemic and the roles of the corporations who make the drugs or the culture of prescription dependency that led the medical community to dole the pills out in such abundance in the first place, there is no simple answer to the problem ...

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D.E.A. to Permit the Return of Unused Prescription Drugs to Pharmacies

Amidst mounting nationwide concern over abuse of prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency (D.E.A.) has announced a new initiative to encourage the return of unused drugs to pharmacies. The new initiative seeks to reduce the quantity of prescription drugs that many consumers accumulate after they no longer need a medication.

Often times, patients are given prescriptions for more medication than necessary and thus end up with a stockpile of dangerous drugs. These drugs may be taken ...

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DEA Tightens Rule on Widely Prescribed Painkillers

The federal government is tightening the prescribing practices for the most commonly used painkiller drug in the United States. The New York Times reports that the narcotic ingredient, hydrocodone, will now be placed in a much tougher and more restrictive category effective this month. This is one of the most far-reaching efforts to stop the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse by Americans.

The new rule makes it so doctors will no longer be able to call in ...

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