Teen Athletes less likely to Abuse Drugs, but more likely to abuse alcohol

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                              Teenagers who participate in sports are at an advantage in many ways.  Being involved in a sport is important for teenagers and children of all ages, it gives kids a sense of importance.  It teaches fair play and achievement, it has structure, goal setting and teaches the importance of working together as a team.  All of these things will greatly benefit anyone throughout their entire life.  … Read More →

The Truth about the Prescription Drug Problem

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      We have all heard about the prescription drug problem.  The patients who are prescribed pain medications that they truly need, and end up getting addicted to them.  There is also the teenager who uses over the counter or prescription medications to get high.  These addicts are not the face that you would attach to the hard core drug addicts on the street.  But in fact, they are … Read More →

Keeping Pets Safe from Human Medications

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            You often hear about children and toddlers overdosing from adult medications, over the counter or prescription, but pets are also in danger of accidentally ingesting medications not meant for them.   Medications that are fairly harmless and common to humans can be extremely dangerous for pets.  Pets are similar to toddlers and infants, they don’t understand what medication is and if it looks or tastes yummy, they will not hesitate … Read More →

Commonly Abused Prescription Medications

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Medications used for pain, depression, and ADHD are necessary and can be very effective when used as prescribed.  Unfortunately, they are often misused and abused which can cause serious heath risks and many social problems.  There are three types of prescription drugs that are most often misused.  Opiates, which are prescribed for pain management, stimulants for ADHD and Depressants which are often prescribed for anxiety or sleep issues.   Opiates … Read More →

Storing and Traveling with Prescription Controlled Narcotics

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    Storing and traveling with controlled narcotics can be a sticky situation.  Many states have different laws about transporting your prescription narcotics outside of your state of residence.  Drugs are categorized into 5 schedules, based on their degree of abuse and dependency risk.  Schedule 1 drugs are highly abused drugs that are not approved for any medical use and are considered unsafe in all circumstances.  They carry a severe … Read More →

Accidental Drug Overdosing in Infants and Toddlers

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    Children under five years old make up most of the 100,000 Americans treated in the ER after accidentally swallowing medications not prescribed to them.  According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, about 90 % of these accidents happen at home.  In fact, children between the ages of 18 to 36 months are the most at risk, because they are naturally curious and not capable of … Read More →

Portable Medication Security Company, SafetoteRx LLC, Announces Partnership with Educational TV LLC

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 SafetoteRx LLC, partners with Educational TV LLC to produce public programming material for viewers in their target market. SafetoteRx LLC, a portable medication securitycompany located in Greensboro NC has partnered with Educational TV LLC in the production and distribution of public TV interstitial programming material for viewers in various educational and target market segments. Educational TV LLC produces educational content driven television documentaries and corporate … Read More →

Privacy Concerns for Children and Teens on ADHD Medications

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        Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, as it is commonly known, is real problem in elementary school, middle school, and high school aged children. The CDC reports that 3-7% of school aged children have been diagnosed with a form of ADHD.   This disorder can cause children to struggle in school because they can not control their impulses, causing disruptive behavior.  They also find it hard to … Read More →

Teenagers Overdosing on Prescription Medications on the Rise

Prescription medicine misuse and abuse is on the rise.  According to the CDC, overdoses of prescription medications have more then tripled in the last twenty years.  The problem reaches further then just overdosing, for every death, there are 10 treatment admissions, 32 emergency room visits, 130 people dependent on prescription medications an over 825 people who take prescription medications for non medical reasons. Teenagers in particular are abusing and misusing … Read More →

The Hassle of Traveling with Medication

With all the new travel guidelines and TSA rules, it is hard to know what is acceptable to travel on an airplane with and what is not.  If you have a long term medical condition and need to take multiple medications, it can become even trickier trying to determine what you are allowed to carry on the airplane and what needs to be checked.  It is always best to keep … Read More →