Community Mobilization Event @ North Branch

Hazelden Publishing will be hosting a community mobilization event in North Branch, MN. It is free and open to the public. November 18, 2016  Registration begins at 8:00 Event hours: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m Lunch will be served Trinity Lutheran Church 38460 Lincoln Trail North Branch, MN 55056 Capacity is limited- Register in advance […]

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Monitoring, 30% Drop in Opioid Prescribing

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Linked to 30% Drop in Opioid Prescribing States that use prescription drug monitoring programs have seen a 30 percent decrease in the rate of prescriptions written for opioid painkillers, a new study finds. “This reduction was seen immediately following the launch of the program and was maintained in the second and […]

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Proper Sharps Disposal Protects Health, Safety

Brent Thompson, Pharmacy Director, FirstLight Health System was recently featured in the Kanabec County Times regarding the safe disposal of sharps.  He is quoted:  “A number of questions have come up regarding sharps, since the installation of our new prescription medication waste drop box at the Kanabec County Sheriff’s office.”  He goes further goes on explaining how to […]

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Graduation Party Do’s and Don’ts

Spring is a great time for celebration!  Whether you and your teen are planning a graduation party, attending a graduation party or will be out-of-town and leaving your teens alone, there are several tips for a safe and fun time for all .  Planning  a Party:  Plan your party in advance and create a guest list.  […]

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CVS Stores Set Tobacco Free Example

In the recent news, the major pharmacy chain CVS announced that it is going to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in all its stores by October 1st of this year. CVS is sending a powerful message in its commitment to the health and wellness of its customers and hopes to pave the way […]

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