Monthly Archives: April 2012

California at Risk of Losing Narcotic Painkiller Monitoring System

In 2009, California Governor Jerry Brown announced a statewide database system designed to curb the illegal sale and distribution of prescription drugs like OxyContin and Vicodin. More than 40 states now have similar systems in place, but according to a recent article in The New York Times, California’s system seems destined to fail. The purpose […]

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Drug Summit Focuses on Unabusable Prescription Pills

Many of the nation’s leaders met last week in Orlando to strategize on new ways to combat the nation’s prescription drug epidemic. At the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit, government agencies and health care providers discussed strategies to curtail drug abuse and addiction. Part of the focus of the summit was on how scientists can […]

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