Publication date: 
Thu., Feb. 21, 2019 2:00pm EST ·

Google Maps Providing Drug Disposal Locations

Google is partnering with the DEA, HHS, CVS, Walgreens and state governments to display local drug disposal locations in Google Maps. By entering searches such as "drug drop off near me" or "medication disposal near me," consumers will be able to find permanent disposal spots at local pharmacies, hospitals or government buildings to dispatch of unneeded medication. The program will start with 3,500 locations nationwide.

Publication date: 
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019 2:00pm EST ·

Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug

Overdoses of the OTC diarrhea drug loperamide are increasing, according to new research from Rutgers University. Misuse of over-the-counter drugs with the ingredient loperamide can result in cardiac failure. The study notes that loperamide is available both online and in stores and is undetectable on routine drug tests. EurekeAlert!