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Policies to combat prescription drug abuse and misuse

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    December 15, 2015
There has been a lot of discussion recently about prescription drug abuse, and rightfully so. Each day, almost 7,000 people are treated in emergency departments for using prescription opioid drugs...   Read More

Improving PDMPs: Strengthening state tools to prevent prescription drug abuse

By Guest Contributor  |    December 2, 2015
The problem of prescription drug abuse is complex and multi-faceted, and addressing the issue requires a multi-pronged, sustained approach involving a broad range of stakeholders. PhRMA and its...   Read More

National Drug Take Back Day

By Priscilla VanderVeer  |    September 24, 2015
The biopharmaceutical industry believes that any community-driven drug disposal program should involve local law enforcement and be structured to prevent drug abuse and diversion. This Saturday,...   Read More

Upcoming Forum on Improving Critical Tools for Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

By Anne McDonald Pritchett, PhD  |    June 1, 2015
On June 2, the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) will bring experts from across the country to Boston to discuss a critical public health challenge—the abuse of prescription...   Read More

Teen ODs on Drugs purchased online without Prescription

By PhRMA Staff  |    February 25, 2011
Last week, I wrote about the worldwide counterfeit medicine threat and the dangers that an open U.S. drug supply system poses to patient health and safety. Consumers need to be very careful because...   Read More

A Renewed Commitment To Safety

By PhRMA Staff  |    February 24, 2011
Last year, a high-profile theft of many millions of dollars worth of prescription medicines added a dose of a drama to the biopharmaceutical sector - one that we'd like to avoid. Unfortunately, that...   Read More

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