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drug abuse

n.
Inappropriate, illegal, or excessive use of a drug.
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Noun1.drug abuse - excessive use of drugsdrug abuse - excessive use of drugs    
misuse, abuse - improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
alcohol abuse, alcoholic abuse, alcoholism abuse - excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks
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CoBank, an agribusiness-focused cooperative bank, has announced it is contributing USD 500,000 to the University of Colorado's Center for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to address the ongoing public health issue of opioid and prescription drug abuse through research and education, the company said.
The bill would expand eligibility for MTM programs under the Medicare Prescription Drug Program to now include individuals determined as "at risk" for prescription drug abuse. In addition to now including beneficiaries defined as "at risk" for opioid overuse as eligible for MTM services, the Protecting Seniors From Opioid Abuse Act bill includes recommendations to encourage the use of innovative technologies that ensure pharmacists and healthcare professionals engage with the at-risk beneficiary population through MTM as an effective way to curtail the inappropriate prescribing and use of opioids.
DURANT The Medication Safety Committee of the Choctaw Nation Health Services received the 2017 Indian Health Service National Director's Award in Rockville, Maryland, for their Medication Safety Program.<br />The program was developed to battle prescription drug abuse.<br />The Medication Safety Program targeted one school and one community center within each of the Choctaw service area.
Irvine, CA, March 30, 2018 --(PR.com)-- e360tv, the mecca for creative content providers, announced today that it is now airing the riveting and heralded, two-part series on the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the US.
The Alliance also reiterated its request for the agency to publish a long-awaited proposed rule on suspicious orders monitoring to provide industry and state regulatory bodies clarity as they work to mitigate prescription drug abuse.
-- CVS Health issued a report earlier this year following a CVS Health-Morning Consult survey that found Americans see prescription drug abuse as a growing problem that is increasingly impacting their lives.
TODAY, 76 percent of the public says prescription drug abuse is an extremely or very serious public health problem in the U.S., compared with 63 percent who said the same thing in 2013, according to a Pew Research Center survey of 1,504 adults.
I would like to personally invite you to consider attending the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall.
Newton presents readers with an examination of the history and contemporary phenomena of prescription drug abuse. The author covers the background and history of opium abuse and the many products derived from opium, the nonmedical use of prescription drugs and over the counter medications, and provides readers with a variety of expert perspectives on drug abuse, the profiles of many individuals and organizations involved in fighting drug abuse, and a wide variety of source documents and data.
For example, a report on Prescription Drug Abuse (NIDA, 2014) is included within the NIDA Research Report series which "simplifies the science of research findings for the educated lay public, legislators, educational groups, and practitioners." There are also resources available on the Web; for example, the nonprofit organization Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (2015), formerly known as Partnership for a Drug-Free America, has comprehensive resources on their website pertaining to prescription drug abuse.
In Florida, two new laws designed to curb prescription drug abuse have successfully resulted in fewer opioid prescriptions, found a new study.

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