Thank you KPAX for helping us with Prescription Drug Misuse Awareness Week! – Your Friends at The Forum Follow the link below to learn more. http://www.kpax.com/news/prescription-drug-misuse-awareness-week-reveals-startling-stats/
As of March 19, 2014 the Missoula City-County Health Department is officially one of only about 50 U.S. health departments (out of nearly 3,000) accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Here is some information about prescription drug concerns from the Health Promotions division of the Missoula City-County Health Department. Click here to read
Safe Waters. Safe Kids. Safe Homes. Missoula Drug Take-Back April 26, 2014 Southgate Mall 10am-2pm – By the clock Permanent Rx Drop Box Open 24/7 Located at the back door of the Missoula Police Department at 435 Ryman St. Over-the-counter and prescription drugs have been detected in our waterways. They are changing the anatomy of our fish. Please do not flush
More than 60,000 young children end up in emergency departments every year because they got into medicine while their parent or caregiver was not looking. In Missoula County 11% of Missoula youth reported using a prescription narcotic that was not prescribed to them by their doctor. How to keep your child safe: 1 .
Don’t just take our word for it. Find out what other are saying and doing to help prevent prescription drug abuse. http://medicineabuseproject.org
For more informaiton about how to better secure your medications and presriptions, please visit: http://www.lockyourmeds.org
Information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about prescription painkiller overdoses. Follow this link to read more about prescription painkiller overdoses from the CDC.