Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic

Oklahoma Tackles the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic
Everyone knows someone who has been seriously affected by prescription drug abuse. Yet, when a report issued late last year revealed that the leading cause of accidental death in the United States is drug overdose — primarily from prescription drugs …
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Congressman Hal Rogers leads the fight to stop prescription drug abuse
Today Congressman Hal Rogers is leading a delegation of Congressmen, healthcare experts, and nationally known spokespersons, to fight a major epidemic of Americans addicted to prescription drugs at the UNITE National Summit on Drug Abuse this week.
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Experts: Prescription drug abuse becoming big problem in Lincoln County
(KMOV.com) – Officials have told News 4 that prescription drug abuse is rising among pre-teens in Lincoln County. Authorities have told News 4 that more people are abusing prescription drugs than heroin, LSD, inhalants, and cocaine combined. According to …
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A Growing Number of Americans: Drug Abuse Is a Health Issue, Not a Crime
Other countries, like Canada and Switzerland, have shown how the shifting opinion can result in action. While no one thinks drug addiction is a good thing, more and more people are starting to think that the war on drugs—a war that costs U.S. taxpayers $ …
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BHF brings awareness of prescription drug abuse
CIRCLEVILLE — Berger Health Foundation is hoping to bring awareness to the nationwide epidemic of prescription drug abuse and misuse to a local level by hosting a series of events this week. The first, a community summit, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. …
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Artiste uses music to fight drug abuse
Even with the modesty of his music production studio, Osborn has all the zeal and determination to make sure the youth in the area fight the vice of indulging in drug abuse and wasting their talents. Osborn's interest in music began when he learnt to …
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Kutztown area residents turn out for substance abuse meeting
Organizers say the Brandywine Heights and Kutztown area school districts have lost six recent graduates to drug addiction over the past year. Speakers including State Senator Judy Schwank say the drug abuse problem affects the entire community.
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