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The Association of Arkansas Counties have now joined in the lawsuit

Friday, December 15, 2017
The Association of Arkansas Counties became the second statewide group to file a federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors over how the companies market and sell the drugs.

Arkansas Municipal League Files Federal Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

Friday, December 15, 2017
The Arkansas Municipal League filed the suit on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The suit accuses the companies of ...

Opioid epidemic costs soar to $504 billion

Monday, November 20, 2017
As the opioid drug epidemic spreads, so does its economic impact, with estimates now suggesting the crisis is costing the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars.

Arkansas Answers the Call: National Drug Control Policy Requested Prescription Drug Return Increase

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of its National Drug Control Strategy, called for an increase of prescription drug return and disposal programs as a means to curbing prescription drug abuse. Arkansas answered with nearly 30,000 pounds of medications.

Results of Prescription Drug Take Back 14 - October 28th, 2017

Thursday, November 09, 2017
152 law enforcement agencies at 171 sites across the state collected 28,035 pounds or 14 tons of old or expired prescription drugs, making the 14th National Drug Take Back Event held Saturday, October 28th, the most successful Take Back Event to date.

Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit - AGENDA

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Download the agenda for the Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit.

2017 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit Agenda

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

SALINE COUNTY RESIDENCES DROP OFF MORE THAN 1,300 POUNDS OF MEDICATIONS

Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Residents of Saline County dropped off more than 1,300 pounds of medications during the Saturday, Oct. 28 Arkansas Drug Take Back Day, which was called Operation Medicine Cabinet in Benton. Residents of Benton have dropped off more than 8 tons of prescription medications since the first Operation Medicine Cabinet in April of 2009.

DON'T GET TRICKED (HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
There are candy products on the market that look like they are made with mostly sugar and food coloring, but they have an extra ingredient – THC concentrate. These are candies that have sent numerous children in the U.S. to hospitals for treatment.

Opioid epidemic brings new safety concerns this Halloween

Monday, October 30, 2017
As parents get ready to take their kids trick-or-treating for Halloween, new dangers around the opioid epidemic

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