Prescription Monitoring Database May Be a Tough Pill for Doctors to Swallow

After years of battling rampant prescription opioid addiction, New Jersey initiated a comprehensive prescription monitoring database. There’s only one problem: no doctors are checking it and, currently, they don’t have to. A bill before the New Jersey State Assembly would mandate that all doctors licensed to prescribe medication in the…
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NJ Marketing Campaign Targets Heroin and Opiate Abuse

Officials in New Jersey have decided to be up-front about the rising number of people who are facing heroin addiction and opiate problems. The state will use $285,000 in a summer-long advertising campaign called "Addiction Does Not Discriminate." This message will be plastered on billboards across the Garden State, in…
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Legalized Pot is Making Drug Talk Difficult for Parents

Legalized Pot is Making Drug Talk Difficult for Parents Many years ago during the 1980s, when the message was "just say no," parents talking to their kids about marijuana use was fairly simple. The old fried egg TV commercial said it best: "This is your brain. This is your brain…
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