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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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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Groups urge Tennessee governor to veto prenatal drug use bill
(CNN) — A bill is headed for the governor's desk in Tennessee that would allow for a woman to be prosecuted if she illegally takes drugs while pregnant and the child is harmed. Known as SB1391, the bill passed both the Senate and the House last week.
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Springfield Works to Fight Prescription Drug Addiction
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — As Program Director at Springfield's Department of Health and Human Services, Marie Graves is tasked with trying to combat prescription drug addiction. “In general, prescription drug abuse has been a problem, especially …
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