Less than 40% of Arizona doctors use prescription drug database, despite state law

PHOENIX – Arizona law requires doctors to check a state database before they write a new prescription for a controlled substance, such as opioids. Yet less than 40% do. Sheila Sjolander, an assistant director at the Arizona Department of Health Services, said department officials know that’s a problem they’re “all struggling” to address in the state’s fight […]

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The last Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to 10,878,950 pounds. Check DEA’s official Take Back Day website for […]

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Before and After Disaster: Managing Your Medication

After a disaster, people who use medication to manage chronic conditions and stay healthy may be at risk. This includes people on medication for serious mental illnesses or in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders, as well as people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health conditions. The following resources may help people […]

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National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month Is Here!

Calling all coalitions!  We need your help to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription (Rx) and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse.  October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month (NMAAM).  CADCA is providing a wealth of turnkey tools to help coalitions raise awareness on these issues within their communities. Learn More Spread the Message Social media […]

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