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  • Steve Pasierb on FDA Approval of Hysingla

    ​This week, a new extended-release opioid pain medicine with abuse deterrent properties by the name of Hysingla was approved by Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA sees this new product’s approval as a step toward addressing the issue of misuse and abuse of prescription opioids. Steve Pasierb comments on the approval.  

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  • Report: 2013 Medicine Abuse Project

    ​We recently released a special report outlining our accomplishments and activities for our Medicine Abuse Project in 2013. It gives an overview of initiatives like our “Out Of Reach” teen-made documentary on medicine abuse, our brand new project website (drugfree.org/MedicineAbuseProject), an interactive quiz and successful advocacy efforts. We took significant steps to address the growing epidemic of teen medicine abuse, and gave communities and parents the tools to do the same.  

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  • “Mind Your Meds” Campaign Wins Gold at First Cannes Lions Health Awards

    ​The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and supporting families impacted by addiction, and agency Hill Holliday, were honored with a Gold Lion at the first-ever Lions Health Awards for the public service campaign “Mind Your Meds.” The campaign was developed by Hill Holliday for the Partnership as part of its Medicine Abuse Project.  

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  • Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

    Our “Myth of Study Drugs” Webcast Wins Telly Award

    ​We are proud to announce that St. Petersberg College’s Center for Public Safety Innovation, who partnered with us on a special webcast entitled “The Myth of Study Drugs,” has been named a Bronze winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.  

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  • 5 Things You Can Do at Home to #EndMedicineAbuse

    ​Two-thirds of teens who report abusing prescription medicine admit to getting them from friends, family and acquaintances. Educating yourself and talking to your child about medicine abuse is essential – but there’s more you can do.  

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