prescription drugs http://ijpr.org en Doctors Work To Curtail Opioid Addiction http://ijpr.org/post/doctors-work-curtail-opioid-addiction <p></p><p>While we stayed focused on heroin and other illegal drugs, prescription painkiller leaped to the top of the list of most-abused drugs in America.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Efforts to bring the so-called "opioid" (synthetic opium) drugs under greater control led to the formation of the <a href="http://www.southernoregonopioidmanagement.org/?page_id=4" target="_blank"><strong>Opioid Prescribers Group</strong></a> in Jackson and Josephine Counties.&nbsp; Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:15:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9775 at http://ijpr.org Doctors Work To Curtail Opioid Addiction Curbing Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions http://ijpr.org/post/curbing-unnecessary-antibiotic-prescriptions <p></p><p>The medical powers-that-be are so concerned about bacteria developing resistance to antibiotics that Oregon has a program in place to discourage the unnecessary use of the drugs.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.oregon.gov/OHA/Pages/index.aspx" target="_blank"><strong>AWARE program</strong></a> (Alliance Working for Antibiotic Resistance Education) can report some success, too.&nbsp; Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:27:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 3574 at http://ijpr.org Curbing Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescriptions