Tag Archives: prescription drugs

University of Florida Counseling and Wellness combating prescription drug abuse on campus

By and on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 3:29 pm

A growing group of college students around the country illegally use prescription drugs like Adderall to help them excel in the classroom.

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Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Ocala police join National Pill Take-Back Day initiative

By on September 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Ocala Police Department are hosting an initiative for National Pill Take-Back Day to curtail the illegal use and sale of prescription drugs.

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In the News: Early voting, Prescription-drug abuse, Fueling stations, State insurance reduction, Storm money

By on September 25th, 2012 | Last updated: September 25, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Federal judge refuses to halt early voting changes | Gainesville.com – A federal judge is not challenging the plan that calls for the reduction of early voting days in Florida. There had been claims this change was discriminatory because African-American […]

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Hard to diagnose, quick to fix- pain medicine sales on the rise

By on April 27th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Florida has seen a sharp rise in the sale of prescription pain medication, and University of Florida Addictive Medicine Professor Gary Reisfield says that is the first step in a dangerous trend. Reisfield has seen continued growth in sales over […]

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Addiction a potential problem for the unborn exposed to prescription drugs

By and on April 25th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is refocusing state efforts to combat prescription drug abuse in expectant mothers. University of Florida Pediatrics Professor Mark Hudak says a baby exposed to certain classes of drugs in the fetus will experience severe symptoms […]

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Prescription drug sales spiking in Florida, other states

By on April 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Earlier this week a nurse in Ocala was charged with obtaining prescription drugs through fraud, and as Florida’s 89.1 Katiana Krawchenko reports, this coincides with a study released today.

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