It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintAccording to Carol Falkowski, Drug Abuse Strategy Officer at the Department of Human Services, one in five admissions to addiction treatment programs in 2011 was for heroin or other opiates, second only to treatment admissions for alcohol. Click here to read more.
It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintOn July 9, 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a plan designed to increase the number of health care professionals who are trained on how to properly prescribe certain types of painkillers and help patients use prescribed medications safely. Click here for more information.
It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThis week, an agreement was reached between the Senate and the House on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Reform Act. Many coalition leaders throughout the country engaged with their local lawmakers on the importance of prescription drug abuse and other drug prevention provisions. Click here to find out more.
It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintTogether the Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), SACK and Kanabec County residents collected 105 lbs. of prescription and over-the-counter medication at Coborn’s on Saturday April 28, 2012. The amount collected increased significantly this year by a total of 45 lbs. Due to the great success of this initiative, safe […]
It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintPrescription drug take-back events in Washington County, MN have led to a permanent collection box at the Sheriff’s Office! The program is expected to cost $18,000 per year and will be funded by the County’s waste disposal fees. The proper disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications will both prevent substance use and […]