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Department of Aging Urges Citizens to Report Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvanians are urged to immediately report the suspected abuse or neglect of an older adult by calling the state's Elder Abuse Hotline at 1-800-490-8505, Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall said today. Older individu...

Intimate abuse study finds clear links with poor health and calls for holistic primary care approach

Nearly a quarter of married and cohabiting women who took part in a survey said that they had been sexually, psychologically or physically abused by their partner, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing . Researchers who studied the 2,746 responses...

Atlantic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Completion of Successful Pre-IND Meeting with FDA for Abuse Deterrent Narcotic

ATLANTA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed a pre-investigational new drug (PIND) meeting with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for guidance on a mutually acceptable regulatory pathway for submissi...

Statement of James P. Firman President and CEO, National Council on Aging on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2009

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day , the National Council on Aging (NCOA) urges Congress to pass the Elder Justice Act which will provide more protection at the federal level, ensuring that older Americans will not have to live in fear...

New CASA* Report Finds Federal, State and Local Governments Spend Almost Half a Trillion Dollars a Year on Substance Abuse and Addiction

Of Every Federal And State Dollar Spent, 96 Cents Goes to Shovel up Wreckage of Illness, Crime, Social Ills; Only 2 Cents Goes to Prevention and Treatment WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Substance abuse and addiction cost federal, state and local governments at least $467.7 bi...

Childhood Sexual Abuse Might Spur Early Periods

Study found women who started menstruating early were more likely to have been victims THURSDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) --The younger they were when they started menstruating, the more likely black women were to have suffered childhood sexual abuse, U.S. researchers report. The fin...

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Target Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the South Pacific

A Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour is targeting drug and alcohol abuse in Tonga, an island nation near Samoa in the South Pacific. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) -- A Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour is targeting drug and alcohol abuse in ...

Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and Founder, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, on New Report by the National Association of Boards of Pha

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University commends the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy(R) (NABP(R)) for its report State of the Internet: NABP Position Paper on the Continued Proliferation of Rogue I...

Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Public Health Threat

Alliance Calls for Cross-Sector Solutions, Releases Strategy Report WASHINGTON, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A national alliance of families, the pharmaceutical industry, patients, consumer groups, and drug abuse prevention advocates released a national strategy proposal to counter the continued ris...

Emdeon Announces Agreement to Acquire The Sentinel Group, a Leader in Healthcare Fraud and Abuse Management Services

Proven experience, technology and seasoned investigators to help boost payment integrity and strengthen healthcare information network NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Emdeon , a leader in revenue and payment cycle solutions, announced today the signing of an agreement to acquire su...

Church of Scientology Distributes Drug Abuse and Addiction Facts Internationally

Scientologists, in a global campaign to stop drug, alcohol and substance abuse, are making April "Drug Information Month" by distributing drug education and prevention pamphlets that present drug facts and the danger of drugs abuse. Los Angeles, California (PR...

Nation's Substance Abuse Problem Will Be Solved Only if Patients Are Given Same-Time, Same-Place Access to Mental Health Services, Says Leading Expert

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In order for the United States to address its growing substance abuse problem, states must change their treatment center laws and regulations so providers may be licensed to offer substance abuse and mental health services at the same time, in the same lo...

Statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and President, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University and Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare on New York State's Action Council

NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Chairman and President, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University : Congratulations to New York State Governor David Paterson and Karen Carpenter-Palumbo, ...

Elder Abuse Complaint Filed Against Extendicare

- COMPLAINT & ATTORNEY INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE - SEATTLE, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The sister of a Washington woman, whose tracheal tube clogged with mucous causing oxygen loss and brain damage while she was a resident of Extendicare's Aldercrest Health & Rehabilitation Cent...

Is it Really About Alcohol? The Truth About Alcohol Abuse in Women

April is Alcohol Awareness Month SEYMOUR, Tenn., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Six million women in the U.S. abuse or are dependent on alcohol, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University . Frequent binge drinking in women's colleges increased by 124 p...

Arizona Attorney General to Investigate Sexual Abuse Cover Up at Planned Parenthood Clinics

PHOENIX, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arizona Attorney General's Office has opened an investigation into Planned Parenthood after the student-led nonprofit Live Action released videos with undercover footage from three Planned Parenthood of Arizona clinics. The footage shows two Planned...

Physical abuse raises women's health costs over 40 percent

COLUMBUS, Ohio Women experiencing physical abuse from intimate partners spent 42 percent more on health care per year than non-abused women, according to a long-term study of more than 3,000 women. And the costs don't end when the abuse does. The study revealed that women who suffered physical...

Admissions for Prescription Painkiller Abuse on Rise

Alcohol treatment still heads list but figures decline, report finds TUESDAY, March 17 (HealthDay News) -- Admissions for treatment of prescription painkiller abuse in the United States have risen dramatically over the past decade, from 1 percent of all substance abuse admissions in 19...

Dating Abuse Affects One in Five Teens

CENTER CITY, Minn., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies show that one in five teenagers in a serious dating relationship reports being physically abused by their partner. This issue is so serious that several states have passed laws specifically addressing teen dating abuse. (Logo: h...

Male Hormone Replacement Company Renewman.com Critical of MLB for Testosterone Abuse Publicity

Andropause treatment provider and renowned male hormone replacement experts Renewman.com is criticizing the potential negative impact of publicity concerning professional athletes within MLB testing positive for banned substances including testosterone and HGH (human growth hormone) may have on m...

American Association for Homecare Supports President Obama in His Commitment to Stop Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare

American Association for Homecare & Members Urge Congress to Adopt the Medicare Anti-Fraud Legislative Action Plan ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama declared that his administration would "root ou...

Painkiller Abuse Increases Among Young Adults

But adolescent use of prescription pain relievers has dropped, report shows MONDAY, Feb. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Misuse of prescription painkillers among young adults increased from 4.1 percent in 2002 to 4.6 percent in 2007, a government report released Monday shows. However, the res...

Methamphetamine Abuse Costs U.S. $23.4 Billion

Study cites crime, court fees, productivity losses and deaths among consequences WEDNESDAY, Feb. 4 (HealthDay News) -- In 2005, the economic cost of methamphetamine use in the United States was $23.4 billion, according to a RAND Corporation study of the financial impact of addiction, ...

Elder Abuse Prevention the Focus of Wayne County Medical Society Foundation's Annual Chinese New Year Fundraiser

DETROIT, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wayne County Medical Society Foundation will hold its annual Chinese New Year Fundraiser to benefit the foundation's Elder Abuse Prevention Program on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Golden Harvest Restaurant at 6880 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren. A reception wi...

'Prescription Drugs: Good Medicine - Bad Behavior;' Science Matters Program Explores the Rise in Prescription Drug Abuse Presented by the California Science Center

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Science Center's Science Matters speakers program will examine a growing trend in substance abuse with "Prescription Drugs: Good Medicine - Bad Behavior" on Saturday, February 7, 2009 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Featured panelists will...

Substance Abuse Hinders TB Treatment

Almost 1 in 5 users have more contagious disease that's harder to control, study says TUESDAY, Jan. 27 (HealthDay News) -- The almost 20 percent of tuberculosis patients in the United States who say they abuse alcohol or illicit drugs are more contagious and difficult to treat than oth...

Overwhelming Grief From Loss of Child Can Cause Substance Abuse in Women

SEYMOUR, Tenn., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- When a child is born the lives of parents are changed forever. Their lives become centered around the safety, happiness and success of this new person. Plans are made for their future, and days are spent thinking about soccer practice carpools, piano re...

Substance abuse adds millions to Medicaid's total health care costs

People with substance abuse disorders cost Medicaid hundreds of millions of dollars annually in medical care, suggesting that early interventions for substance abuse could not only improve outcomes but also save substantial amounts of money, according to a comprehensive study that examined records...

Annual Monitoring the Future Survey on Drug Abuse Shows Decline in OTC Cough Medicine Abuse

Industry to continue its multi-pronged effort to raise awareness of dangers WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement by Linda A. Suydam, D.P.A., president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), regarding today's release of the National Insti...

Drug Abuse and Violence Prevention Program Generates $16 Million in Potential Savings

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will benefit a potential $16 million return on investment for its implementation of the top-rated Botvin LifeSkills Training program, a drug abuse and violence prevention program. According to a report released by the Prevention Research ...

Methamphetamine abuse linked to underage sex, smoking and drinking

Teens who have never done drugs, but engage in other risky behaviours such as drinking, smoking and being sexually active, are more likely to use crystal meth, medical researchers at the University of Alberta have concluded. Among teens already doing other drugs, those with unstable family enviro...

TheraQuest's IND for Abuse Deterrent Strong Opioid (TQ-1015) Accepted by FDA

BLUE BELL, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- TheraQuest Biosciences, Inc. a development stage pain management company today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted its Investigational New Drug ("IND") application for TQ-1015, its abuse deterrent extended release stro...

Alcohol Abuse Can Damage Bones

It interferes with bone metabolism and bone mass maintenance, study finds THURSDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol disrupts genes needed to maintain healthy bones, which can lead to a decrease in bone mass and bone strength, a new study says. In previous research, the study auth...

Pediatricians Could Help Screen for Alcohol Abuse in Home

Special bond between doctor, parents opens way to discuss habits, offer treatment referrals TUESDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Parents are willing to discuss their drinking habits with their children's pediatricians, who could then screen parents for alcoholism and refer them for eva...

Child abuse increases risk for later sexually coercive behavior in some men

Boys who experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse are more likely to use sexually coercive behavior against an unwilling female partner when they are adolescents and young adults. Researchers trying to identify factors that put men at risk for committing sexual coercion have found that b...

Adolescent insomnia linked to depression and substance abuse during adolescence and young adulthood

Westchester, Ill. A study in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that adolescent insomnia symptoms are associated with depression, suicide ideation and attempts, and the use of alcohol, cannabis and other drugs such as cocaine. Findings suggest that the presence of insomnia in adoles...

H & S Business Services Offers Parents Tools to Fight Drug Abuse

In-home drug testing kits are becoming a powerful resource to ensure kids are safe from drugs. San Bernardino, CA (PRWEB) August 7, 2008 -- H & S Business Services, LLC has announced the offering of a www.in-home-drug-testing.com [Home Drug Test Program __title__...

9/11 Workers Refute City's Allegation of Discovery Abuse and Malingering

NEW YORK, July 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorneys representing more than ten thousand ground zero workers including Police, Firefighters and other rescue, recovery and debris clean-up personnel who became ill after working in the "toxic soup" at the World Trade Center site following the collapse of t...

California Drug Rehab Program Launches New Life Skills Classes to Young Adults as Substance Abuse Treatment

Sober College, an addiction treatment center in Woodland Hills, CA, provides a comprehensive drug rehab program for young adults ages 17-26 in search of substance abuse treatment and a supportive, sober environment. The college is launching new life skills classes as substance abuse treatment fo...

Celebrities & Experts Join Forces to Help Prevent Elder Abuse by Giving Tips on Finding the Best Elder Care: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2008

LOS ANGELES, June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Ed Asner, Art Linkletter, Michael Reagan, LAPD Police Chief William Bratton, L.A. Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and a host of others join intergenerational experts Debby Bitticks and Dorothy Breininger of Delphi...
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