The improvement of prescription monitoring programs and the development of abuse-resistant painkillers are 2 ways in which we are moving forward on addressing prescription drug abuse offenses (see January 2011 article). Two other issues round out my hopes for progress in this initiative in 2011.
Securing Prescription Medication
One of the issues that has surfaced more recently through surveys and other data is that a significant amount of controlled substances are being diverted in our own homes. These thefts are being perpetrated by teenagers and adults, either those living in the home and those visiting as guests, or by laborers who perform a variety of services. [Read more…]