Task Force Seeks to Reduce Opioid Deaths in Bexar County – Rivard Report

Posted by - August 8, 2017

This post was originally published on this siteFor the first time, deaths linked to opioids have surpassed gun homicides, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To address this public health emergency in Bexar County, organizations have joined together to launch a Joint Opioid Task Force to find solutions to this

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Opiate deaths devastate rural areas – Payson Roundup

Posted by - August 8, 2017

This post was originally published on this site Chronic diseases, not suicidal despair, have played a role in the alarming, 25-fold jump in drug-related deaths among middle-aged white men since 1980, according to a just-published study. Gila County suffers Arizona’s second highest rate of prescription drug abuse, according to the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission. The

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Frary: Cayuga County Drug Free Community Coalition spreads awareness with drop boxes – Auburn Citizen

Posted by - August 8, 2017

This post was originally published on this site The Cayuga County Drug Free Community Coalition is hoping to help local law enforcement and pharmacies make residents aware of the dangers of not properly disposing unused prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication. Since its implementation, Cayuga County has already disposed of over 2,700 pounds from drop boxes.

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'Preventing needless deaths': Senate passes Jessie's Law to help combat opioid epidemic – Richmond Register

Posted by - August 7, 2017

This post was originally published on this site As the war against the drug epidemic wages on, the U.S. Senate took another step to combating it after passing Jessie’s Law last week. The legislation, which was introduced by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., is to help ensure medical professionals have

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