Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Clinical spotlight: Hepatitis C
Health officials estimate that one-time testing of all Baby Boomers could prevent more than 120,000 hepatitis C virus-related deaths. Continue reading

By   /  October 19, 2017

2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications. Continue reading

By   /  April 14, 2017

2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
In response to the alarming number of people misusing prescription drugs, the Drug Enforcement Agency began hosting the “Drug Take Back Day” in 2010. Continue reading

By   /  October 14, 2016

Spotlight on the prescription drug epidemic
The passing of Prince is helping to bring public awareness about the prescription drug epidemic our country is facing. Continue reading

By   /  June 16, 2016

Curbing drunk driving
Data from a CDC study revealed that the demographic for drunk drivers is young males with a history of binge drinking. Continue reading

By   /  August 31, 2015

CDC report reveals dramatic rise in heroin use
Heroin use is increasing across all demographics, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Continue reading

By   /  July 21, 2015

Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.
Deaths caused by drug overdoses have surpassed traffic fatalities as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Continue reading

By   /  February 10, 2014

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
You can turn in your unused or expired medications for safe disposal on Saturday, October 26 between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Continue reading

By   /  October 16, 2013

New to drug testing: Prescription drug monitoring
Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the CDC. Continue reading

By   /  October 10, 2013