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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Join IMPACT Sierra Vista for the 3rd Annual Overdose Prevention Workshop

Place: The Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona. Outreach Center. Date: Friday October 12, 2018. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FREE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Space is limited, register soon https://www.eventbrite.com/e/overdose-prevention-workshop-tickets-50978126950 FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT: impactsierravis-ta@gmail.com 520-366-2751 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. How to prevent an opioid overdose? Stacey Cope Sonoran Prevention Works Overdose Prevention Program […]

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