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Arkansas Municipal League Honors State Drug Director

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
League honors Kirk Lane at 84th Convention

100+ lives saved by Arkansas Naloxone Project

Monday, June 11, 2018
More than 100 lives have been saved this year by the Arkansas Naloxone Project which gives 1st responders naloxone toolkits to reverse an opioid overdose.

National Campaign Launched: Youth Opioid Prevent Ad Campaign

Friday, June 08, 2018
A national campaign to stop youth opioid abuse featuring national advertisements has been launched by the President Trump Administration.

FDA Cracks Down on Websites Marketing Unapproved Opioids (Targets Illegal Online Sales)

Wednesday, June 06, 2018
The FDA warned 9 online networks (total of 53 websites) that they must stop illegally marketing potentially dangerous, unapproved and misbranded versions of opioid medications, including tramadol and oxycodone.

AR Drug Director Encourages Coroners to Adopt New Death Investigation Reporting

Friday, May 25, 2018
State Drug Director encourages state coroners to adopt new death investigation measures.

91 LIVES SAVED IN 2018 VIA 1ST RESPONDERS NALOXONE PROGRAM

Thursday, May 24, 2018
From the distribution of 3,300 Narcan kits to first responder agencies throughout Arkansas, 91 lives have been saved since Jan. 1, 2018.

How To Talk To Your Doctor Handbook

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
This "How to talk to your doctor handbook" is provided by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Research & Extension, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' Center for Health Literacy. Download a copy here:

Nearly 146 Tons of Medications Collected in Arkansas; 28K Collected on April 28

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Nearly 146 tons of prescription medications have been collected in the state since the first Arkansas Prescription Drug Take Back Day in 2010! Find out how much was collected back at April's event!

DEA brings in record number of unused pills during 15th annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Federal, state and local partners collect close to one million pounds across the country. ***Official totals will not be available for a few days*****

Governor Hutchinson Launches Educational Web Portal To Aid In Fight Against Opioid Abuse

Monday, April 30, 2018
In the ongoing fight against the abuse of opioids, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has launched a free weekly education and consultation service for Arkansas health-care providers, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced at a press conference today.

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