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Painkiller Abuse in the NFL: A Hefty Price for Entertainment

Sara Bellum
September 10, 2013

America loves its football—watching an NFL game on a crisp fall Sunday with our friends and families is a big part of our culture. But that fun comes at a cost to the pros who get tackled over and over in pursuit of a touchdown. Read More »

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Fashion Inspired by Rx Drugs? Mary Kate and Ashley's Pill Bag

Sara Bellum
December 11, 2012

Child actresses turned luxury fashion designers Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen recently announced the release of patent Nile crocodile skin backpacks, some of which are covered with fake prescription drugs, as part of their fashion line. Read More »

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Medications and Alcohol Don't Mix

Sara Bellum
November 27, 2012

If you’re taking any medications—either those prescribed by a doctor or over-the-counter cold and allergy medicine—it’s not a good idea to drink alcohol. Often, the medication label will warn you not to—because of the possible dangerous side effects. Read the label! Read More »

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Winning Videos--Stop Rx Abuse, North Carolina

Sara Bellum
September 20, 2012

Narcotics and prescription drugs account for about 75% of all deaths caused by unintentional poisonings in North Carolina. Read More »

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Take Action During National Prevention Week

Sara Bellum
May 22, 2012

This week is the first annual National Prevention Week (NPW)—a celebration of what people and organizations do in their communities to prevent drug and alcohol abuse and to promote mental and emotional well-being. Read More »

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