Posts for the category Prescription Drugs, Pain Killers, and Drug Addiction

Drug Take Back Day 2015

Last year's Drug Take Back Day removed over 16,000 lbs of unwanted drugs from Florida medicine cabinets. If you don't know how many Manatees worth of weight that is, you must see our clever graphic "Florida Drug Take Back Totals 2014"
The 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back is September 26, 2015. This is the day you sift through your medicine cabinets, and get rid of potentially dangerous drugs you don't need, before they find their way to the streets or cause accidental poisonings.

Counterfeit Drugs on the Internet

Weight loss pills are one of several types of counterfeit drugs which have been found to contain dangerous chemical compounds that are known to be deadly if consumed.

News reports are highlighting the increasing dangers of buying drugs sold over the Internet. Counterfeiters are spending serious effort and money to make exact fakes, which even big drug companies say look exactly like the real thing. But people are getting sick and some have died.

Florida Realtors: Please Help Secure Medications at Open House Events

Most pharmacies will take back unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal, free of charge. Some Florida communities sponsor Drug Take Back days as well.
Realtors need to be aware and inform their clients: prescription drug thieves are shopping the real estate Open House events, looking for opportunities to steal from medicine cabinets and night stands.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Causing Problems for Pain Patients

As access to powerful prescription medications becomes more restricted, we hope the various agencies involved will maintain a strong focus on the patient and the family, not just dollars and regulations. Patients in pain need help, and patients facing withdrawal from previous high levels of powerful painkillers need assistance. 

As states implement prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), the DEA cracks down on "high prescribing" physicians, popular pharmacies, and drug distribution systems that are out of compliance with regulations, and drug companies switch their manufacturing facilities to "tamper proof" pain pills, the patients run into difficulty getting access to their medications.