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Americans Spend Billions on Medication Each Year

  April 16, 2015   No comments

New data from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics shows that Americans are spending more money than ever before on medications. The spending in 2014 was over 374 billion, which

PDMP Now Available as an APP

  April 15, 2015   No comments

The New Jersey Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is now available in app form. Registered physicians and pharmacists can now access the program anytime and anywhere via their iPhone. The

Teens May Use Drugs to be Popular

  April 14, 2015   No comments

In the United States, prescription drugs kill more teenagers than any other illicit drugs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the prescription drugs were responsible for

Adding Images to Cigarette Cartons

  April 13, 2015   No comments

In the United States, all cigarette cartons are labeled with a warning about the effects of smoking. This warning states that smoking can cause numerous diseases, including but not limited

A Quarter of Narcotic Users Misuse the Medication

  April 10, 2015   No comments

Prescription narcotics use and misuse has been rising at an alarming rate. New research shows that one in four patients with prescriptions for narcotics are misusing the medication while one

Youth and Caffeine Consumption

  April 9, 2015   No comments

In today’s world, children are consuming more caffeine than ever. There is a plethora of energy drinks, soda, and coffee available to youth all over the United States. It is

Do Not Use ADHD Medications as an Energy Booster

  April 8, 2015   No comments

Both children and adults are affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is a mental disorder in which people have difficulty concentrating, being organized, paying attention to details, etc.

Alcohol-Dependent Hospital Patients Have a Higher Mortality Rate

  April 7, 2015   No comments

A study published in European Psychiatry reports that hospital patients that are alcohol-dependent have a higher mortality rate than other non-dependent hospital patients. Furthermore, the dependent patients die an average

Clean and Sober, A Second Chance at Life

  April 6, 2015   3 Comments

Blog by: Alumni Relations Specialist The old saying “A leopard can’t change its spots,” does not always hold true for alcoholics and addicts. Many of us become clean and sober

Children Given Sips of Alcohol by Parents More Likely to Binge Drink

  April 3, 2015   No comments

Not long ago, we posted a blog posing the question “Can parents teach responsible drinking?” We stated how it was common for parents to allow their children to drink alcohol