For Arthritis Pain, Nonopioid Drugs Work as Well as Opioids

Friday, March 16, 2018
Opioids are no better than nonopioid pain relievers for treating the chronic pain of osteoarthritis, a clinical trial has found.

The Lethal Dose

Friday, March 16, 2018
This picture shows the lethal doses of Fentanyl and Carfentanil relative to a lethal dose of Heroin. How does this affect Arkansas? ...

Blue & You: Narcan Training is SAVING LIVES

Thursday, March 08, 2018
How is 1,300 Narcan Kits and 21 officers saving lives in Arkansas?

Governor Releases $600,000 in Rainy Day Funds To Support Arkansas’ Drug Task Forces

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Governor Asa Hutchinson today released $600,000 in Rainy Day funding for the state’s drug task forces, with approval of the Joint Budget Committee of the Arkansas General Assembly, providing additional resources to key law-enforcement agencies while federal funds are delayed.

New Grant Program Expands Availability and Usage of Naloxone to Reduce Overdose Deaths in the State

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
A ceremonial check presentation and an initial “train-the trainer” program will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Institute, located at 26 Corporate Hill Drive in Little Rock.

THV11 explores Ark. addiction crisis in documentary-style program

Monday, March 05, 2018
The THV11 team has announced the airing of "Saving A Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction"


Thursday, February 01, 2018
In a unique and strategic move, the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), Arkansas Municipal League (AML), and Arkansas Public Entities Risk Management Association (APERMA) have retained the same outside law firms to pursue litigation against the drug companies on behalf of the local govern¬ments of Arkansas.

Texarkana Police & Texarkana Emergency Center Team Up, Add 2 New Prescription Drop Boxes in City

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Two additional 24/7 Medication Drop-Boxes have been placed in Texarkana thanks to the joined effort of the TAPD and the Texarkana Emergency Center.

Opioid Prevention Education Summit Kickoff

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The 2018 kickoff of the Opioid Prevention Education Summit was held on the campus of Arkansas State University at Mountain Home today (1/23/2018) in an effort to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic in Arkansas, as well as to enhance coalitions and develop an advisory council in local communities.

As the opioid crisis grows, states are opening Medicaid to alternative medicine

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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