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Ways You Can Help Fight the Opioid Crisis

by pharmacy on May 9, 2018

opioid crisis counselingThe opioid epidemic that is sweeping the country is affecting everyone. There are problems in rural and urban areas. Abuse is rampant in both low and high-income neighborhoods. Addictions to painkillers that open the door to serious drug abuse may begin with prescribed medication. So as a gatekeeper to opioid painkillers, how can pharmacists help in the fight against this fatal epidemic that has devastated so many lives? [click to continue…]

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How to Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

by pharmacy on November 14, 2012

How to Help Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that approximately 7 million Americans took prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in 2010. The most commonly abused prescription drugs were pain relievers, to the tune of 5.1 million users, with tranquilizers coming in second at 2.2 million users.

Some communities are tackling the problem locally, like the leaders of Marion County, Oregon who started Drxugsafe. The information program is being led by the Marion County Children and Families Commission and the Marion County Public Safety Coordinating Council to create community awareness about prescription drug abuse and how it relates to heroin abuse and overdose. [click to continue…]

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