DEA Announces Reclassification of Hydrocodone Combination Products

On Aug. 22, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced that hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) will be reclassified as Schedule II substances and subject to tighter restrictions to help reduce diversion, misuse, and abuse of prescription painkillers. Narcotic analgesics, such as...

Healthcare Providers Can Help Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

Article Provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment During the last decade Kansas has seen an increase in prescription drug abuse and misuse with poisoning death rates up 120% and hospital discharges of people abusing or misusing prescription drugs up 75%. The KDHE Poisoning in Kansas report...

April 26 Scheduled as National Drug Take-Back Day

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.  The event will be held nationally on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10AM to...

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