What to Know About Prescription Drug Mentoring Programs

President Obama recently received a letter from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores supporting his administration’s strategy to prevent and reduce prescription drug diversion or misuse. The NACDS believes pharmacists are “uniquely qualified to provide medication therapy management services” to patients to ensure they are prescribed correctly and take medications properly. The administration has…

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Age Plays Role in Addiction Susceptibility

In an article published by HealthDay, it was found that patterns of drinking during youth could act as a predictor for substance abuse later in life. The study, run by the University of Chicago, discovered that those who were classified as “heavy drinkers” had a greater sensitivity to the rewarding and stimulating effects of alcohol,…

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Maintaining Recovery

Recovery is a process. It is not a Band-Aid, or a quick fix, or a magic pill. Recovery is a journey that you set out upon, not knowing where it will lead, but ultimately believing that you can only end in a better place than you began. One of the keys to experiencing the best…

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Menthol cigarettes to be banned?

In a recent article, the Food and Drug Administration proposed plans to place a ban on menthol cigarettes in the United States, citing their growing popularity among young adults as well as minority populations as a serious cause for concern. The FDA feels that menthol cigarettes are more harmful because of their minty flavoring (which…

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