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Those dependent on prescription drugs, as well as concerned loved ones, should choose to seek out information to better understand the reality of such addictions. The Arizona Prescription Drug Addiction Helpline offers a blog to help educate the public about many associated concerns about prescription drug dependence. Here, readers can learn valuable information, such as how to assist in cases of an emergency overdose and warning signs to look for that could point to a problem with medications.


29 November
Walgreens: Committed to reversing opioid crisis by expanding safe disposal kiosks
By Rachael

Walgreens: Committed to reversing opioid crisis by expanding safe disposal kiosks

America’s largest drugstore chain, Walgreens announced the launch of its safe medication disposal kiosk program in February 2016 to combat the drug abuse crisis afflicting the United States—due to a gross misuse of overprescribed medications. This is the first ongoing effort of its kind by a retailer on a nation level.

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08 November
Increased risk of hip fractures in older patients linked to antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs
By Rachael

Increased risk of hip fractures in older patients linked to antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs

Prescribing medications for older patients presents its own set of challenges. Many medications need to be used with caution while suggesting them to the elderly because of age-related adjustments that affect pharmacokinetics (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion) and pharmacodynamics (physiologic effects of the drug). Unfortunately, premarketing drug trials often do not include geriatric patients and […]

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