Navigation Links
New School Curriculum Addresses Rx and OTC Drug Abuse
Date:12/12/2007

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A new school curriculum that counters abuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs was the topic of conversation at a press conference today in Washington, D.C. The curriculum is comprised of components for students as well as presentations for parents. This curriculum was created by D.A.R.E. America (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), with the support and expertise of law enforcement officials; the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA); Abbott; the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA); and a number of other organizations, including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations' Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT) and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America (the Partnership).

According to the 2005 Partnership Attitude Tracking Survey conducted by the Partnership, while the abuse of illegal drugs is on the decline, statistics on teen abuse of legal drugs show a disturbing trend:

-- One in three teens reports having a close friend who abuses prescription pain relievers to get high.

-- One in four has a close friend who abuses over-the-counter (OTC) cough medicine to get high.

-- Nearly one in five teens has used a prescription medication that was not prescribed to them.

While the abuse of illegal drugs is on the decline, SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that teen abuse of legal drugs is on the rise:

-- In 2006, one in ten kids between the ages of 12 to 17 had used illicit drugs in the past month, including 3.3 percent who had used prescription drugs for non-medical reasons.

-- Among youth between the ages of 12 to 17, male and female adolescents had similar rates of past mont
'/>"/>

SOURCE PhRMA; D.A.R.E.
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Time to Set Kids Back-to-School Sleep Clocks
2. Add Earlier Bedtime to Back-to-School List
3. Does Pathological Shyness Make for School Shooters?
4. Mailman School of Public Health study examines link between racial discrimination and substance use
5. Survey reveals disparities in skin cancer knowledge, protection among high school students
6. Non-medicinal treatment touted for pre-schoolers with ADHD
7. Nonmedicinal treatment touted for preschoolers with ADHD
8. Obese Children Miss More School Days
9. Back to School Means Backpack Safety
10. Heart Attacks at School Involve More Adults Than Kids
11. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 ... current state of the global Sterilizers industry with a ... statistics on the market status of the Sterilizers manufacturers ... for companies and individuals interested in the industry. This ... its definition, applications and manufacturing technology. In this part, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 26, 2014 The ... Analysis to 2023” focuses on the current treatment ... in the colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is a ... colon or rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing ... the treatment of refractory CRC in the US, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... December 25, 2014 Product liability lawsuits ... hip recall ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward ... an Order issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern ... convene an open conference on January 7, 2015, at ... Courthouse in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... iFitDress.com, the popular online supplier of wedding dresses and special ... black one-shoulder cocktail dresses . In addition, all these ... discounted prices, up to 70% off. , The ... only. You know, we have thousands of frequent callers in ... items can visit our website for more details. The current ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... The short film “Color of Honor” by young ... a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. It has been ... hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival and the 8th ... screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays the mother of ... husband, Gregory Graham - Graham plays a heroic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Sterilizers Industry Global and Chinese Analysis for 2009-2019 Now Available at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:iFitDress.com: Black One-Shoulder Cocktail Dresses for 2015 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3
... help out kids in need by unveiling a campaign to ... in Latin America. ,The 30-year-old has joined ... revealed her intentions at the organisation's event at Panama's Teatro ... campaign the singer will perform at four concerts in Buenos ...
... shown that using a simple chemical reaction might help ... ,The technique is effective as it increases the ... up to 100 times when detected through nuclear magnetic ... by a team of researchers led by Daniel Raftery ...
... Council of Medical Research Director-General N. K. Ganguly on Friday ... conducted in India would be registered. These trials are ... national registry will make the trails more transparent. It is ... who plans to conduct drug trials on humans is expected ...
... magazine 'Computing Which?' has compiled a list of 101 ... access to advice on almost every matter ranging from ... ,Although the journal has enlisted websites pertaining ... of the most useful and popular sources, such as ...
... at the St. Mary's Hospital in London, have used a robot ... ,Over 20 patients have been operated on with the robot, which ... , ,According to the BBC, the robotic arm is ... to treat a fast or irregular heartbeat. Doctors claim that it ...
... asked if "it" had happened to her, the now 21-year-old New ... a child. ,In India, where a landmark study ... adults it surveyed had endured some form of sexual abuse, a ... to find. ,"It can happen easily," said the young ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Simple Chemical Reaction may Help Early Disease Diagnosis 2Health News:Clinical Trials Registry Launched in India 2Health News:101 Websites That can Change Your Life Enlisted 2Health News:UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm 2Health News:Help is Hard to Find for Child Sex Abuse Victims in India 2Health News:Help is Hard to Find for Child Sex Abuse Victims in India 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... and FARMINGTON, Conn. ... Inc. (NYSE MKT: PTN), a biopharmaceutical company developing ... diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial ... a private placement of 2,050,000 shares of its ... 24,949,325 shares of its common stock.  Funds under ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... PHILADELPHIA , Dec. 23, 2014 ... a medical device company focused on skin permeation, ... that Scott W. Hollander has been ... Mr. Hollander has more than 20 years of ... equipment industries, and most recently served as Vice ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 24, 2014 ... Global Disposable Syringe Industry of 178 pages ... business intelligence library. The 2014 ... Industry is a professional and deep research ... overview analysis, the report introduces Disposable Syringe ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 2Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 3Palatin Completes $20 Million Equity and $10 Million Debt Financings 4Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 2World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 3World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 4World Disposable Syringe Market 2014 Report: China and Regional Analysis 5
... met in development and validation of non-animal alternative test methods ... 17 MatTek Corporation today announced that the ECVAM Scientific ... EpiDerm Skin Irritation Test (SIT) at its November meeting. ... and reliability for the prediction of skin irritating and non-irritating ...
... Delcath Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCTH ) today announced ... Directors. Dr. Contag is a proven corporate executive with extensive ... , (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081118/NY46990LOGO ) ... Technologies, Inc. in 2006 and served as CEO. Prior to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:EpiDerm's Skin Irritation Test Fully Validated in European Union 2Delcath Adds Dr. Pamela R. Contag to Its Board of Directors 2Delcath Adds Dr. Pamela R. Contag to Its Board of Directors 3
Panoramic styling that contours closely to the face and brow. Saddle bridge fits average to fuller noses. Adjustable temple hinge adjusts up or down, longer or shorter. Soft cushion behind ear for co...
QualCraft™ Euro Lite has a molded nylon frame that fits most faces. Universal keyhole nose bridge fits narrow to average noses. Available with or without lead vinyl-lined side shields....
Qualcraft Radiation Readers, Carbon Glasses. Protect yourself and have close-vision clarity....
The Bronze Metalite Constructed of optical-grade steel with bronze electroplate. Fitted lead side shields that create a seal to the front of the lenses for increased scatter protection....
Medicine Products: