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2015 Annual Review of Prescription Monitoring Programs

The review includes relevant information on the changes made in the past year in certain areas related to PMPs, and includes a map of the current status of states within that category.

Key Components: Naloxone Access Legislation

NAMSDL has identified some key components of a comprehensive naloxone access law.

Marijuana: Summary of Laws Allowing Use of Marijuana for Medicinal Purposes

A summary of state laws allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Pseudoephedrine Prescription Laws in Oregon and Mississippi

A Study of the Current Methamphetamine Landscape by Carnevale Associates, LLC.

Abuse-Deterrent Opioids - Evaluation and Labeling: Guidance for Industry

This guidance explains FDA’s current thinking about the studies that should be conducted to demonstrate that a given formulation has abuse-deterrent properties. The guidance makes recommendations about how those studies should be performed and...

Controlled Substances & Prescription Drugs
A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession, or use is regulated by a government and whose general availability is restricted. Controlled substances are subject to legislative control.
Criminal Justice
From Maine to California, and every village and hamlet in between, Sheriffs, Chiefs of Police, Governors, Attorneys General, frontline officers, and treatment providers have all said that the number one escalating issue is prescription drugs...the pills.
Alcohol use disorders are medical conditions that doctors can diagnose when a patient's drinking causes distress or harm. In the United States, about 18 million people have an alcohol use disorder, classified as either alcohol dependence—perhaps better known as alcoholism—or alcohol abuse.
Continuum of Addiction Treatment Services
Drug and alcohol abuse is often complex in nature and permeates every facet of an individual's life. The individual's personal health and functioning within the family unit suffers; obligations in the workplace and community suffer.