prescription painkillers

Many Schools Try to Prevent Opioid Abuse Through Education Campaigns

Many schools around the country are trying to prevent opioid use through education campaigns. The Wall Street Journal reports that last year, CVS pharmacists made almost 3,000 presentations to school children about the dangers of misusing prescription painkillers. Some schools are using a substance abuse prevention program aimed at students…

Many Schools Try to Prevent Opioid Abuse Through Education Campaigns

Many schools around the country are trying to prevent opioid use through education campaigns. The Wall Street Journal reports that last year, CVS pharmacists made almost 3,000 presentations to school children about the dangers of misusing prescription painkillers. Some schools are using a substance abuse prevention program aimed at students…

Teens Who Take Prescription Painkillers May be at Greater Risk of Future Opioid Misuse

Teens who are prescribed opioid painkillers may be at greater risk of future opioid misuse, a new study suggests. Use of painkillers in high school was associated with a 33 percent increased risk of later misuse. The greatest risk was among teens with little or no history of drug use,…