Category Archives: Prescription Drug

Operation Prevention Video Contest – Vote for your favorite!

Vote Now! And the Operation Prevention People’s Choice Award Goes To… You decide! Check out the finalist videos.  Then click the Vote button to cast a vote for the one that you think does the best job of portraying the … Continue reading

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Shatter the Myths About Our Youth and Drugs in Our Community

                Please check back everyday this week (January 23 – 27th),  a new fact will be listed every day under this post about our local data from the PAYS (Pennsylvania Youth Survey).  Shatter the Myths about what … Continue reading

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Addiction and the Holidays

There are a lot of families that have family members that are addicted and the holidays can be really hard to deal with.  This article recently published by Partnership for Drug Free Kids addresses things family members can do to … Continue reading

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PA Stop Campaign

Through this campaign materials have been designed to educate parents, teachers, and family members and other caregivers about: the risks of prescription painkiller and heroin use the relationship between prescription painkiller and heroin use, and what to do when you … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, September 12, 2015

You may turn in unwanted/expired medications throughtout the year at various locations throughout Washington County ( see the listings on our site)  but The Presciption Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the following locations  from 10:00 … Continue reading

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H.R. 2872 Introduced

Congressman and medical doctor Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) and Congressman Steve Womack (R-Ark.) this week introduced H.R. 2872, the Opioid Addiction Treatment Modernization Act, a bill to help combat the opioid abuse epidemic and ensure patients have access to appropriate treatments. … Continue reading

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Drug use leading to more crimes by women.

Please take a moment and read this article in the Observer Reporter recently about women and crime due to drug use.  http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150530/NEWS01/150539944

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Prescription Monitoring Program Passed By the Senate.

Senate Bill 1180 – the Prescription Monitoring Program just passed the Senate with 2 negative votes (Ferlo and Folmer).   Please take a few minutes to thank the legislators who supported this effort!! This is a statewide database that medical professionals … Continue reading

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Expanding the Drug Disposal Locations.

Most of you know about the Prescription Drug Take Back Program, the next one is scheduled for September 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Locations near Washington, PA include: PA State Police, Canonsburg Shop N Save,   Heisler’s Market in … Continue reading

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Prescription Drug Take Back Huge Success!

The Prescription Take Back that was held in April was a huge success!  The report has come in and Washington County collected  a total of 727.21 pounds of unwanted medications.  Across Pennsylvania a total of 37,715 pounds was collected and Nationally … Continue reading

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