Parents are a big part of the strategy to prevent underage drinking. In fact, studies have shown that teens pay a great deal of attention to the attitudes and values of their parents when it comes to their own decision-making about when to begin drinking. Some 80 percent say their parents are the major influencer…Read more
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Each month, Marion County Fire Rescue puts out a report of the overdose trending for the county. The reports includes annual figures, monthly figures going back to 2014, dispatch calls coded as poisoning or overdose, and patients receiving at least one dose of Naloxone (Narcan).Read more
Juul’s announcement effectively undercut the Food and Drug Administration’s plan to unveil a series of measures aimed at curbing teenage vaping. The agency is expected later this week to announce a ban on sales of flavored e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations and strengthen the requirements for age verification of online sales of e-cigarettes.…Read more
Despite the ongoing opioid crisis plaguing the nation, the Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new opioid medication five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl. CLICK HERE for the full story, as reported by WESH2Read more
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