The Prescription Drug War: Drug Monitoring Databases?

The Prescription Drug War: Drug Monitoring Databases?

The War on Drugs has taken a dramatic shift over the past decade. Yes, illegal substances such as marijuana and cocaine are still prevalent today, but the biggest shake-up in drug abuse comes from substances that are legally prescribed by a physician and filled by a local pharmacist. The culprit: prescription drugs.

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White House Announces Plans to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

White House Announces Plans to Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse

The White House announced on Tuesday a plan that aimed to fight prescription drug substance abuse. According to SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration), from 2002 and 2009, the number of Americans 12 and older abusing prescription drugs increased by 20%.

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