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Monthly Archives: October 2018

Family Behind Drug Company Sued Over Toll of Opioids

Well over 1,000 lawsuits filed by state and local governments blame drug companies for a crisis of addiction and overdoses across the country. Only a few of them have named members of the Sackler family, which owns and controls Purdue Pharma, as defendants. For the full article, as published by The Chicago Tribune, click HERE.
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MCFR Overdose Trending Reports Sept. 2018

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).
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DEA National Take Back Day 10-28-18

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health,¬†6.2 million Americans misused¬†controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. Please…
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