Internet Based Drug Course and Datatbase can Help with Prescription Medication Abuse

by Mike Miller October 31, 2013
The time has come that action needs to be taken to curb prescription medication abuse. What do you think? No person is immune from the ravages of addiction. Parents are losing kids. Kids are losing their parents. Lives are being permanently altered. And let’s face it, the entire fabric of our society is being affected by the rise in prescription medication abuse. The state of New York enacted legislation that has been hailed as one of the strongest in the nation against the abuse of presc... [More]

Minor in Possession Classes Educate on Teen Drug Abuse

by Mike Miller December 24, 2012
Whether you or a parent of a teen or not, the current epidemic of prescription drug abuse by our nation’s adolescents should alarm you. Prescription drugs like OxyContin, Vicodin, Ritalin and Valium are the killer new teen high. As reported in According to a recent study, one out of every six American teenagers say he or she has taken a prescription drug at least once in the past year. One in 11 is drug-dependent and one in five show signs of dependence. Those are terrif... [More]

Drug Classes Desperately Needed in New Mexico

by Mike Miller June 22, 2012
Anyone who has ever watched the AMC television show “Breaking Bad” knows that like everywhere else, drugs are a problem in New Mexico. Recently the state released a report showing an increase in drug overdose deaths of more than 60% from 2001 to 2010. This according to the New York Times. One of the primary drivers of the spike is prescription opioids — painkillers like oxycodone, morphine and methadone — whose sales rose 131 percent during the same period. In New Mexic... [More]

Online Drug Class Fight Against Prescription Medication Abuse

by Mike Miller December 22, 2011
Every day more than 40 people die in the United States from an overdose of prescription medication. While that statistic may not terrify you, the fact that it has increased almost 400% over the past five years should! According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH 2010), prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing health problem in the US with about 7 million people regularly using prescription drugs for non-medical purposes (2010 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.) Peopl... [More]

Employee Theft of Pills Merits Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 11, 2011
When you think of Boeing what comes to mind? Airplanes, of course. Ah, but a lot more goes on at Boeing besides aircraft! Agents from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) arrested employees and former employees of Boeing’s Ridley Park, Pennsylvania plant and one non-employee in a coordinated, long-term, undercover effort aimed at prescription drug abuse at the manufacturing plant. Of course, the company, Boeing, is in no way culpable here, but this certainly is press that th... [More]