Monday, October 31, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.
Find a disposal site at dea.gov.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The 11th Consumer Issues Conference begins tonight with a free showing of Big Bucks, Big Pharma at 7pm in the UW Union. The conference sessions begin Thursday morning in Laramie with speakers on business/legal, health and criminal aspects of drugs and consumers. Sessions include sessions on medical marijuana, alcohol and Wyoming law, the proliferation of drug ads targeted directly to consumers, alternative medicine, a panel of legislators focusing on policy issues raised during the conference, and more.
Continuing education credits are available for attorneys, educators, health professionals, and family and consumer sciences professionals.