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Prescription for Life: Providing Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to Arkansas Students

Thursday, August 31, 2017
A Digital Approach to Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

HOPE & HEALING: A PRACTICAL TOOLKIT FOR FAITH &; COMMUNITY LEADERS IN THE FACE OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC

Friday, August 11, 2017
Here are a few practical ways your community may consider bringing hope and healing to those in need:

NEW PROGRAM: First-In-The-Nation Initiative Aimed At Preventing Prescription Drug Abuse

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
‘Prescription for Life’ curriculum will be available to all high school students this fall

Arkansas Attorney General Files Suit Against Drug Makers For Anti-Trust Violations

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
AG Rutledge said, "The dishonest actions of these drug manufacturers not only disrupts the marketplace but harms patients."

Health Care Fraud Takedown

Friday, July 14, 2017
Federal officials today announced charges against more than 400 individuals—including doctors, nurses, and licensed medical professionals—for their roles in fraud schemes involving about $1.3 billion in false Medicare billings.

Gov. Hutchinson Announces Benton Police Chief Kirk Lane as New Arkansas Drug Director

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced Kirk Lane, Chief of Police for the Benton Police Department, as the new Arkansas Drug Director.

DEA LAUNCHES WEBSITE TO TARGET COLLEGE DRUG USE

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has launched a new website.

Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever

Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times.

As the opioid epidemic grows, paramedics feel the weight of tragedy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The call came in at dinnertime: an 11-year-old girl, not breathing. Pittsburgh paramedics with Medic 8 supposed the girl was choking on her food as they raced to the address in Beechview. But paramedics with Medic 2 got to the home first and sent out an update over the air: The girl showed telltale signs of heroin use. This was an overdose.

MORE THAN 24,000 POUNDS COLLECTED ON ARKANSAS DRUG TAKE BACK DAY

Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Arkansas law enforcement agencies collected more than 24,000 pounds of prescription drug medications in a single day.

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