Opioid Addiction 2016

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Himes: New Federal Legislation Will Help Combat Opioid Epidemic

Himes Communities 4 Action legislative breakfast 912-26-16
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The 21st Century Cures Act, which recently passed both the U.S. Senate and House with support from both Democrats and Republicans, will help combat the crisis of opioid abuse, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes said at a recent meeting of Communities 4 Action in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Tackling Opioid Epidemic: Lawmakers Suggest Pharmacy Blister Packs, Required Drug Education

Legislative Breakfast Communities 4 Action Opioid Addiction 912-26-16
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Mandate that schools educate students about illegal drugs. Mandate that blister packs be used for certain medications sold from pharmacies. Mandate secure medicine cabinets in new homes. Those were some of the ideas lawmakers and others described at a recent legislative breakfast about drug abuse held by Communities 4 Action in Stamford. (more…) Continue Reading →

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If You Want to Get Rid of Extra Prescription Opiod Drugs, There’s Now an Easy Way in CT

Deterra drug disposal bags 912-23-16
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Keeping prescription opioid pain killers in your home can endanger a kid who tries them or an addict yearning for them, and tossing them out or flushing them down the toilet can be bad for the environment. So pharmacies across Connecticut have been given a bag with ingredients that, when tap water is added and the bag resealed, make the pills safe to toss in the trash. You can get one of these bags for free from CVS, Walgreens and some other pharmacies across the state. (more…) Continue Reading →

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A Conversation about the Opioid and Heroin Epidemic, 7 PM, Thursday, Oct 27

Opiods Shatterproof 910-26-16
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Come learn more about opioid addiction and what can be done about it. This 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 event is free and being hosted by The Nantucket Project, located at 123 Mason St., Greenwich. (more…) Continue Reading →

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