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Prescription Drugs Safely Destroyed For Prevention

October 05, 2012 5:00 pm

Scores of prescription drugs are out of Utah homes and are on the way to being destroyed. This is all is an effort to keep drugs out of the hands of those for whom they were not intended.  Read More

TRAGIC PAIN MED OVERDOSE

August 30, 2011 12:00 pm

On December 5, 2010, 13-year-old Connor Watson of Sandy, Utah died as a result of a prescription drug overdose. Read More

STATE AIMS TO RAISE AWARNESS ON WHAT'S IN THE MEDICINE CABINET

February 02, 2011 1:00 am

About the only physical difference between overdosing on painkillers and overdosing on heroin is the track marks. Either way, you're just as dead. Read More

STATE LEADS FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

February 01, 2011 2:15 pm

Gov. Gary Herbert is joining with other state leaders to fight the rising toll of prescription drug abuse in Utah.  Read More

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOCUSES ON SAFE PRESCRIPTION PAIN MEDICATION USE, STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

February 01, 2011 2:00 pm

In Utah, the illegal use of prescription pain medications has reached epidemic proportions. In 2000, 56 people died of unintentional overdose of prescription pain medication; in 2009, the number rose to 265, a 373% increase. Prescription pain medications cause more Utah deaths than all other drugs combined Read More

PAIN MED OVERDOSE CAUSING MORE DEATHS

February 01, 2011 10:00 am

Unintentional overdoses of prescription pain medication are on the rise and continue to cause more deaths than all other drugs combined. Read More

SMART HELPS TO DECREASE DRUG ABUSE

December 30, 2010 1:30 am

During 2010, over 152,000 abuseable prescription pills were removed from medicine cabinets throughout Utah County thanks to a coalition of volunteers and other stake holders that make up the Substance Misuse and Abuse Reduction Team (SMART). Legislation was also passed with SMART's support, training given to help doctors and law enforcement and partnerships were formed to help address drug and alcohol abuse in our community. Read More

DEA ROUNDS UP 3,000 POUNDS OF PRESCRIPTION MEDS IN UTAH

October 16, 2010 1:00 pm

More than 240,000 pounds of prescription drugs were collected during a nationwide program on Sept. 25, including more than 3,000 pounds in Utah, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said Wednesday. Read More

UTAH DUMPS A TON OF PILLS

October 06, 2010 1:15 pm

Utahns dumped more than 3,000 pounds of drugs last month as part of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's national "Take-Back" campaign. Read More

PRESCRIPTION DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS RISING IN UTAH

April 28, 2010 1:00 pm

Health officials say the number of deaths related to prescription drug overdoses in Utah is on the rise. The Utah Department of Health said Wednesday that 310 state residents died last year from medication overdoses, up from 277 in 2008. Read More


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The 2nd National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 30, 2011

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USE ONLY AS DIRECTED MEDIA CAMPAIGN KICK OFF

February 01, 2011

In Utah, the illegal use of prescription pain medications has reached epidemic proportions. In 2000, 56 people died of unintentional overdose of prescription pain medication; in 2009, the number rose to 265, a 373% increase. Prescription pain medications cause more Utah deaths than all other drugs combined.Read More


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