Coalition receives grant to combat teen drug use, drinking

George Diepenbrock

In 2009, 36 percent of seniors at Lawrence high schools reported drinking five or more alcoholic drinks in a row within two weeks before taking a state survey. And 49 percent reported using marijuana at least once in their lifetime. Both numbers were above the state average, and they alarmed ...

Reformulated, 'Abuse Resistant' OxyContin Approved by FDA

Jen  Brinkerhoff

[http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm207480.htm][1] FDA NEWS RELEASE **FDA Approves New Formulation for OxyContin** The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new formulation of the controlled-release drug OxyContin that has been designed to help discourage misuse and abuse of the medication. OxyContin is made to slowly release the potent opioid oxycodone to ...

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