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OCTOBER 21 2014
Many Iowa Households Safer After Latest Prescription Drug Take Back

DES MOINES – National Prescription Drug Take Back efforts September 27th collected 8,170 pounds, or over four tons, of old or unused medicines in Io...
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SEPTEMBER 09 2014
DEA Releases New Rules That Create Convenient But Safe and Secure Prescription Drug Disposal Options

The U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Final Rule for the Disposal of Controlled Substances, which implements the Secure and Responsi...
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SEPTEMBER 09 2014
Take-Back Day - September 27, 2014

On September 27, the DEA holds its next Take-Back Day. The public may visit www.dea.gov or call 1-800-882-9539 in September to find a nearby collectio...
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JUNE 16 2014
Seniors' use of potent meds via Medicare staggering

The number of senior citizens getting narcotic painkillers and anti-anxiety medications under Medicare's prescription drug program is climbing sharpl...
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MAY 12 2014
Iowans Safely Dispose of Record Amount of Unused Prescription Drugs

April 26th was a record day for Iowans participating in the semiannual National Prescription Drug Take Back to prevent medicine abuse. ...
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APRIL 15 2014
National Take Back Initiative

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also ...
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OCTOBER 14 2013
Iowa Medicine TLC Statewide Public Education Program Kicks Off

Governor Branstad Proclaims October Medicine Misuse and Abuse Prevention Month....
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SEPTEMBER 10 2013
Deadly Epidemic: Prescription Drug Overdoses

More Americans now die from painkillers than from heroin and cocaine combined....
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SEPTEMBER 10 2013
Almost 70 Percent of Americans Take at Least One Prescription, Study Finds

Researchers at Mayo Clinic find surprising results about American prescription drug usage. ...
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SEPTEMBER 10 2013
PBS: Prescription Drug Abuse: CDC Answers Your Questions

The Centers for Disease Control provides answers to PBS viewers’ questions....
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SEPTEMBER 10 2013
Prescription Drug Abuse By Teens Up Sharply

The Partnership at Drugfree.org released a report saying only 14 percent of teens have had a talk about substance abuse with their parents....
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SEPTEMBER 10 2013
Report Finds Child Poisoning Often Results From Pills Found in Purses and on Floor

Safe Kids Worldwide provides a report showing the importance of locking up medicines in a safe place....
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SEPTEMBER 10 2013
Centers for Disease Control Findings Show Opiate Overdose Deaths “Skyrocketed” in Women

More women are dying after overdosing on prescription painkillers, a new study finds. Deaths spiked among women in the decade from 1999 to 2010....
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