New Jersey has been particularly hard-hit by opioid addiction. Now there’s a move to make doctors discuss risks with parents before prescribing controlled substance to kids
Lagana, Pinkin, Vainieri Huttle, Caride, Caputo & Wimberly Bill Enlisting the Aid of Physicians in the Conversation with Teens on Opioid Addiction Advances
(TRENTON) – An Assembly panel on Monday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Joseph Lagana, Nancy Pinkin, Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Marlene Caride, Ralph Caputo and Benjie Wimberly enlisting the aid of healthcare providers in discussing the dangers of certain opioid medications prior to issuing a prescription to patients who are minors.
When we think about those individuals impacted by the prescription drug epidemic we don't often think about its impact on young women as much as men, however, the alarming statistics provided by a recent report from the CDC highlight just how serious a problem this is for both men and women. This stigma continues to stifle efforts to seek immediate professional help for those who are suffering from the disease of addition...if you know that your daughter, sister, wife, mother, or any other woman in your life needs assistance, contact the helpline at 800-238-2333 today.
Even as the New Jersey heroin and prescription drug epidemic continues to escalate, a new drug has appeared on the scene that is being called even more dangerous than heroin.
VITALE-WEINBERG BILL REQUIRING CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ON PRESCRIBING OPIOIDS CLEARS SENATE
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg that would require certain health care professionals to complete continuing education credits on topics related to prescription opioids cleared the Senate today.
New York --- On November 12, 2016 the 7th Annual American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) --- a national public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and encourage safe disposal of prescription drugs will be held in communities throughout the nation.
New Prescribing Guidelines for Opiates Released by State Dental Association NJDA Leads Conversation on Safe Prescribing
NORTH BRUNSWICK— Dentists in New Jersey have proven they are committed to preventing the abuse of prescription pain medicine.
The number of young children and teens hospitalized for overdosing on opioid painkillers have spiked nearly threefold in recent years, a new study finds.
The heroin and opioid epidemic in New Jersey and throughout the nation has been spiraling out of control, with the death toll from drug overdoses rising each year and the demand for treatment overwhelming the facilities and resources needed to meet the demand. What is being done to address the problem and what more should be done to start turning the tide? We turned to Debra Wentz, president and CEO of the New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies, for some answers.
New Jersey emergency officials have deployed a drug that halts the effects of an opioid overdose more than 18,000 times since its widespread implementation in 2014, new data shows.