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- Vol. 4, Issue 9, November 20, 2014 – Sponsors, exhibitors make Summit possible; Scientists close in on non-addictive opioid painkillers; WHO recommends naloxone to prevent 20,000 overdose deaths in U.S.; Students in Colorado using vapor pens to smoke marijuana; DEA files civil action against New York physician for issuing prescriptions without a legitimate medical need; California voters deal blow to prisons, drug war.
- Vol. 4, Issue 8, November 11, 2014 – Next early-bird discount deadline is Nov. 30; Mayors at meth summit call for medication controls; What no one is saying about marijuana; The back pain pills that many doctors won’t recommend anymore; Expert: Theft of drugs by hospital workers can lead to infected patients, poor performance; Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act (fact sheets).
- Vol. 4, Issue 7, October 23, 2014 – Advisory Board expands to 17 members; Purdue says Kentucky lawsuit over OxyContin could be devastating; Chronic pain malpractice claims on the rise; Despite DEA accommodation, many pharmacies prohibit Hydrocodone refills; Family creates haunted house to fight addiction; Pain management and addiction: The dentist’s role.
- Vol. 4, Issue 6, October 16, 2014 – Summit will be held at The Westin; National Safety Council: OTC pain medications are more effective for acute pain than prescribed painkillers; Bypassing pharmacies boosts workers’ comp prescription costs in Pennsylvania; Hospital, insurers launch recovery center for drug-addicted pregnant women; Feds take aim at prescribers in pill mill case; Paying for detox to address opioid epidemic.
- Vol. 4, Issue 5, October 9, 2014 – Presentations under review – Rx Summit now less than 6 months away; Express Scripts excludes Zohydro from coverage; AAN warns against opioids in chronic noncancer pain; More older Americans struggling with abuse; Reversing the Rx drug abuse epidemic; White America’s drug problem is getting worse.
- Vol. 4, Issue 4, September 25, 2014 – Last opportunity to submit presentation proposals; Big cities take aim at prescription painkillers; AMA releases fact sheet on new hydrocodone rule; CDC: Rx painkiller deaths slowing down; Heavier teen pot smoking linked to problems in young adults; DEA’s National Rx Drug Take-Back Day is Sept. 27.
- Vol. 4, Issue 3, September 11, 2014 – Two weeks remain to submit presentation ideas; DEA to allow return of unused pills to pharmacies; Opioid prescription should include risk assessment; New drug czar tackles weed, Rx pain pills; Dealers inject business school basics in selling heroin; Adam’s story: When Rx drugs are deadly.
- Vol. 4, Issue 2, September 4, 2014 – Presentation ideas sought for 2015 Summit; Lawsuits filed over painkiller marketing; Company wins new trial in drug testing policy case; Opioid diversion case puts hospitals on alert; Treatment Court gives addicted vets second change; Sleeping aid linked to doubling of ED visits.
- Vol. 4, Issue 1, August 26, 2014 – Registration opens; DEA increases restrictions on Rx painkillers; CDC: Opioid prescribing varies widely by state; Missouri alone in resisting Rx drug database; Marijuana poses greater risk than many realize; 2014 National Drug Control Policy.
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