drugs http://wboi.org en Study Finds INSPECT System Effective Against Drug Abuse http://wboi.org/post/study-finds-inspect-system-effective-against-drug-abuse <p>Researchers studying a system used to track prescription drugs dispensed in Indiana say it’s widely effective for monitoring patient prescription drug use. &nbsp;Nearly six thousand prescription drug providers were surveyed over the last two years to complete the research.</p><p>The current version of the INSPECT system that’s been in place since 2004 is a tool meant to help combat prescription drug abuse.&nbsp; About 77 percent of survey respondents –including doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists, say they know about INSPECT, and 71 percent of those use it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:49:41 +0000 Brandon Smith 31557 at http://wboi.org Senate approves drug testing for welfare recipients http://wboi.org/post/senate-approves-drug-testing-welfare-recipients <p></p><p>Hoosiers on welfare could be subject to drug testing under legislation approved by the Indiana Senate Wednesday.</p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:47:03 +0000 Brandon Smith 13144 at http://wboi.org Senate approves drug testing for welfare recipients Synthetic drugs bill passes Indiana senate http://wboi.org/post/synthetic-drugs-bill-passes-indiana-senate <p>State lawmakers hope the third time’s the charm as they seek to eliminate the sale and use of synthetic drugs, often referred to as bath salts.</p><p>This year marks the third consecutive session with legislation outlawing synthetic drugs.&nbsp; But Indianapolis Republican Jim Merritt – who has shepherded the effort in the Senate all three years – says state lawmakers and law enforcement know much more now and believe they’ve hit on a lasting solution.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:04:03 +0000 Brandon Smith 10872 at http://wboi.org Zoeller announces prescription drug abuse awareness effort http://wboi.org/post/zoeller-announces-prescription-drug-abuse-awareness-effort <p></p><p>Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited Fort Wayne to announce a new public awareness project aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse.</p><p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:16:03 +0000 Sean Bueter 4887 at http://wboi.org Zoeller announces prescription drug abuse awareness effort FDA warns against fake pharmacies http://wboi.org/post/fda-warns-against-fake-pharmacies <p></p><p>A review of 10,000 online pharmacies shows fewer than 3% comply with federal and state laws, according to the <a href="http://www.nabp.net/">National Association of Boards of Pharmacy</a>.</p><p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 17:51:27 +0000 Brandon Smith 4819 at http://wboi.org