Posts Tagged ‘Medical prescription’

  • Drug Monitoring Database Significantly Reduced Inappropriate Prescriptions

    A prescription drug monitoring program in Canada dramatically reduced the number of inappropriate prescriptions for opioid painkillers and anti-anxiety drugs, according to a new study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study found that PharmaNet, a prescription monitoring system…

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  • Painkiller Abuse Often Starts in High School

    The risk of misusing prescription painkillers peaks earlier than many experts thought – at age 16 — according to a nationwide survey by Michigan State University researchers. At that age, about one in 30 youths start using painkillers to get…

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