Tag: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illicit drugs

Drug overdose deaths hit record high

January 18, 2019 By

The CDC reported that more than 70,000 people in the US died of drug overdoses in 2017, the highest number for any single year in our country’s history.

Clinical testing

Clinical spotlight: Hepatitis C

October 19, 2017 By

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


2017 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

April 14, 2017 By

On Saturday, April 29 safe disposal areas will be available throughout the country for anyone to turn in their unused prescription medications.


2016 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

October 14, 2016 By

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


Spotlight on the prescription drug epidemic

June 16, 2016 By

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


Curbing drunk driving

August 31, 2015 By

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


CDC report reveals dramatic rise in heroin use

July 21, 2015 By

Heroin use is increasing across all demographics, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S.

February 10, 2014 By

Deaths caused by drug overdoses have surpassed traffic fatalities as the leading cause of accidental death in the United States.


National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

October 16, 2013 By

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.

New to Drug Testing

New to drug testing: Prescription drug monitoring

October 10, 2013 By

Prescription drug abuse is the nation's fastest-growing drug problem and has been classified as an epidemic by the CDC.