TITLE

Prescription drug misuse

AUTHOR(S)
Cohen, Jon R.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
MLO: Medical Laboratory Observer;Sep2012, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The author discusses his previous suggestions regarding dual healthcare epidemics of chronic pain and prescription medication misuse as well as strategies developed by government to combat these issues. He highlights a report by Quest Diagnostics which revealed that majority of tested Americans misused their prescription drugs, and states that as per the findings from his study, misuse risk prevails in all age groups. He highlights several measures needs to be undertaken by clinicians.
ACCESSION #
79794179

 

Related Articles

  • Effective Prevention of Adolescent Substance Abuse – Educational versus Deterrent Approaches. Tze, Virginia M. C.; Li, Johnson C.-H.; Pei, Jacqueline // Alberta Journal of Educational Research;Spring2012, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p122 

    Substance abuse, especially among adolescents, has long been an important issue in society. In light of the adverse impact of substance abuse, scholars, educators, and policy-makers have proposed different approaches to prevent and reduce such abuse. This paper investigates the effectiveness of...

  • AAP RECOMMENDS ROUTINE SUBSTANCE ABUSE SCREENING FOR ADOLESCENTS.  // Contemporary Pediatrics;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 11, p14 

    No abstract available.

  • Paddy the sniffer dog at your service.  // Mental Health Practice;Dec2012, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p5 

    The article reveals that use of a sniffer dog Paddy who was trained by the Metropolitan Police has seen drug use halved and a steep fall in incidents of violence at South west London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

  • Testing is 'the technology of addiction'. ENOS, GARY // Behavioral Healthcare;Mar/Apr2014, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p43 

    The article reveals that a white paper by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) says that drug testing is essential for the identification of recent drug use in all settings in which there is problematic drug use. According to Robert L. DuPont, president of the Institute for Behavior...

  • Arkansas Fights Prescription Drug Abuse.  // ACA News (American Chiropractic Association);Nov2012, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p14 

    The article reports on a 2012 announcement from the Arkansas Department of Health, in which the department indicated that the state of Arkansas had been awarded a $45,000 grant to fight prescription drug abuse.

  • FACTS INTO ACTION.  // Junior Scholastic;4/26/2010, Vol. 112 Issue 15, p18 

    The article offers tips on how to avoid and make smart move when it comes to drugs.

  • SYMPOSIA: PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE AND DIVERSION, A GLOBAL PROBLEM, STRATEGIES TO CURB THE ABUSE.  // Alcohol & Alcoholism;Nov/Dec2014 Supplement, Vol. 49, pi2 

    The article discusses a symposium related to prescription drug abuse and strategies to curb the abuse. Topics discussed include non-medical use of several therapeutic drugs including tranquilizers, analgesics and cough/cold remedies in Thailand, negative impact of over-prescriptions of...

  • Mandatory Drug Testing: Guide to Critical Analysis.  // Points of View: Mandatory Drug Testing;2015, p4 

    The article offers a critical guide to the controversial issue of mandatory drug testing in schools. The article discusses criteria in understanding the issue, such as distinguishing between fact and opinion and recognizing point and counterpoint arguments. Also presented are exercises that help...

  • Altering Minds and Reality Through Drug Testing. Jeffers, James T. // School Administrator;Jan2008, Vol. 64 Issue 12, p34 

    The article discusses the benefits of random drug testing in schools in Tallassee, Alabama. The author argues that the drug testing has built trust between students in the school by providing test results to demonstrate that such trust is well-placed. The district studied the issue of drug...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics