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Filming 'Behind the Headlines' with Cheryl Jennings at ABC7 KGO's studio in San Francisco last Saturday. 20 minutes with 4 segments related to America's opioid crisis and it's impact on the Bay Area. Thanks to Cheryl for her unwavering support. She gets this issue and is working to help us bring it under control through community education. Join us at our Dose of Awareness event on 3/26 where she will be our emcee for the 3rd year in a row! Thanks also to our other guests, Susan Kim, Dr. Kelly Pfiefer, Pastor Langford, Lt. Tim Simmons and John Martin/DEA for participating in this important story. You all did an excellent job! ... See MoreSee Less

NCAPDA's Executive Director, April Rovero, working to promote NCAPDA's upcoming Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Month (MARCH) events today at Tri-Valley CTV with Mel McKay. ... See MoreSee Less

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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Prop 46 Requiring Physicians To Check Statewide Prescription Drug DatabaseProp 46 Requiring Physicians To Check Statewide Prescription Drug Database Can Save Up To $406 …2014/08/12
Teen substance abuse is the new ‘normal”Gone are the days when “stoners” could be picked out of a crowd on high …2014/04/12
Spike In Heroin Use Can Be Traced To Prescription PadsThe death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has brought attention to a grim reality   …2014/02/04
The slippery slope of prescription drug abuse“Do you think that God wants me to hurt like this?”    Link To Story …2014/01/25
The Problem With Pain PillsWhy doctors and patients resist giving them up and some of the surprising side effects …2014/01/14
Dramatic Increase of Mass Shootings in America: The Role of Prescription Psychiatric Drugs?A beginning point might be to ask if there is a common denominator among the …2013/11/22
FDA recommends tightening access to hydrocodone pain-killersProponents argue that the death toll from abuse is unacceptably high.   Link To Story2013/10/25
The Military’s Prescription Drug AddictionOvermedication is an epidemic in our armed forces—and claims lives far from the battlefield.   …2013/10/04
As Opioid Use Soars, No Evidence of Improved Treatment of Pain“Policy makers, professional organizations, and providers should re-evaluate prior efforts to improve the identification, treatment, …2013/09/17
OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctorsPurdue Pharma has privately identified about 1,800 doctors who may have recklessly prescribed the painkiller …2013/08/12
Legal drugs, deadly outcomesAn L.A. Times review of coroners’ records finds that drugs prescribed by a small number of …2012/11/11