Prescription painkillers are among the most addictive substances in America. Millions of prescriptions for painkillers are written nationwide with many users developing an addiction on just their prescribed dose.
A new patient safety initiative for physicians, pharmacists, allied healthcare professionals, drug manufacturers, law enforcement, community leaders, patients and their loved ones to collaborate and act responsibly to ensure greater safety in pain management.
Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. is a drug prevention and policy organization committed to developing, promoting and sustaining global strategies, policies and laws that will reduce illegal drug use, drug addiction, drug-related injury and death.
This website was created to assist parents in preventing Rx drug abuse (primarily with teenagers).
This web site is sponsored by The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office has taken aggressive measures to investigate and arrest those who illegally sell or obtain prescription drugs. The Sheriff’s Narcotics’ Diversion Unit has been recognized statewide and nationally for its enforcement efforts. Partnerships with state and federal investigators have been very effective in curtailing the illegal sale of prescription drugs. Locally, the Diversion Unit has established drop-off locations for unused or out of date prescription drugs as part of the Operation Medicine Cabinet program.
Representatives from NADDI have been providing training in New Mexico, Montana and Washington. View this video to learn about the problems with prescription drug abuse in Indian Country.
Rx PATROL (Pattern Analysis Tracking Robberies & Other Losses) is a project developed by the pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma. It is designed to assist law enforcement in solving pharmacy robberies, burglaries, and other major crimes committed in these establishments.
The company funds a national computer database that is overseen by Capt. Richard Conklin of the Stamford, Connecticut Police Department. Law enforcement agencies and pharmacies provide information concerning pharmacy felonies to Capt. Conklin, who has them entered into the database. When an offense is entered, it also searches the database for potential matches. When a match is possible, the two agencies are contacted to share this possible crime solving information.
A website providing information about prescription drug abuse.