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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"

STATE LEADERS FORM UNIFIED FRONT AGAINST MANUFACTURERS OF PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS

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

Mayflower Police Receive 'Difference Maker' Award & $1,000 For Purchase of Life-Saving Naloxone

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Because of how the department protect the Mayflower Community, they've been chosen to receive the Difference Maker Award.

Arkansas Attorney General Reaches Settlement In Prescription Drugs Case

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Arkansas will receive $175,298.58 of the $13.5 million settlement, which will be deposited into ...

U.S. life expectancy fell in 2016 as opioid overdoses surged - CDC

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Life expectancy in the United States dipped in 2016 as the number of deaths due to opioid drug overdoses surged and total drug overdose deaths rose 21 percent ...

CDC Data Show Surge In Opioid Overdose Deaths

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Painkillers are easy to get into, but hard to escape from.

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