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Tennessee launches additional efforts in 2013 to reduce the number of Drug-Dependent Newborns

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In 2013, 921 newborns in Tennessee experienced withdrawal from drugs their mothers used while pregnant.

Many people across Tennessee, including a group of state leaders, are working to reduce that number and in the past year launched several efforts to help prevent the suffering and expenses associated with the condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan launches Campaign to encourage Safe Storage and Proper Disposal of Prescription Drugs

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announces the launch of a public education campaign to encourage the safe storage and proper disposal of prescription medications.

The campaign, which is part of a national awareness initiative called Safeguard My Meds, will involve a concerted effort by law enforcement officials, medical professionals and citizens of Clarksville to reduce the abuse of prescription medications.

Clarksville Medication Drop Box

Clarksville Medication Drop Box

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Nashville Author K. Kelly O’Connor releases “Awaiting the Green Flash”

 

Awaiting the Green FlashNashville, TN - For some authors, writing a full-length, debut novel can seem like a daunting task, but this was not the case for K. Kelly O’Connor. In fact, the colorful characters and vivid scenery of her new book, Awaiting The Green Flash, came quite naturally for the first-time author.

“I certainly didn’t sit down and decide to write a book,” she explains. “This novel was definitely more of a compulsion for me. Much of it was originally sketched out on napkins while sitting in bars, taverns, cafes, and nightclubs. The best environment for me to be creative in is a public place with all types of people around— with lots of sounds, scents, tastes, and sights.” And it’s certainly O’Connor’s penchant for vibrant settings and eclectic people that shines throughout the entirety of Awaiting The Green Flash.

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FDA Warns of Rare Acetaminophen Risk

 

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Washington, D.C. – Acetaminophen, a fever and pain reliever that is one of the most widely used medicines in the U.S., can cause rare but serious skin reactions, warns the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Although rare, possible reactions to acetaminophen include three serious skin diseases whose symptoms can include rash, blisters and, in the worst case, widespread damage to the surface of skin. If you are taking acetaminophen and develop a rash or other skin reaction, stop taking the product immediately and seek medical attention right away.

If you've ever had a skin reaction when taking acetaminophen, don't take the drug again and discuss alternate pain relievers/fever reducers with your health care professional.

If you’ve ever had a skin reaction when taking acetaminophen, don’t take the drug again and discuss alternate pain relievers/fever reducers with your health care professional.

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Drugs

 

Leap of Faith MinistriesClarksville, TN – No one denies that there are pleasures connected with drugs. Even the Bible admits that the world offers pleasure but it speaks of them as the “passing pleasures of sin”. (Hebrew 11:25) They are pleasures, but they don’t last. And the price men have to pay for indulging in them is too high.

What should be the attitude of believers towards the drug scene with its amphetamines, barbituates, heroin, cocaine, PCP, opium, weed, LSD, peyote, glue, nitrous oxide, and prescription drugs; such as codeine, Darvon and Percoden?  Does the Bible have anything to say about them? «Read the rest of this article»

 

Clarksville Police looking for Missing Mother and Daughter

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department is investigating a Missing Mother and Daughter.

The family advises that they haven’t heard from them since May 1st, 2013 and reported them missing on June 13th, 2013.

The Detective in charge of the case has exhausted all leads.

Clarksville Police are looking for Amber Preasmyer and her daughter Nadia Preasmyer.

Clarksville Police are looking for Amber Preasmyer and her daughter Nadia Preasmyer.

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Tennessee State Trooper arrests Three on Drug Charges in Decatur County

 

Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – A Tennessee State Trooper arrested three suspects on drug charges following a traffic stop and subsequent pursuit in Decatur County on Friday morning.

Trooper Brad Atkinson charged Sam Splawn, 29, of Witchita Falls, Texas with felony possession of schedule VI with intent to distribute/transport, felony evading, and several misdemeanor traffic violations, while his brother Shaun Splawn, 26, and Nathan Avila, 26, both of Witchita Falls, were charged with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and aggravated assault (intent). All three suspects were transported to the Decatur County Jail.

Trooper Brad Atkinson and his K-9 “Charlie” with the marijuana seized Friday morning.

Trooper Brad Atkinson and his K-9 “Charlie” with the marijuana seized Friday morning.

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to hold Fifth Annual Operation Dry Water Weekend June 28th-30th

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) will be participating in Operation Dry Water, June 28th-30th. Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of Boating Under the Influence (BUI) education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities.

Operation Dry Water is held on a weekend prior to the July 4th holiday to give BUI enforcement high visibility during the peak boating season.

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Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Takes Action to Assure Safe, Sterile Drug Production

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has taken action to strengthen its efforts to better assure safe, sterile compounding of drugs by entities licensed by the state.

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation releases “School Crimes Report” for 2012

 

Study shows crime decreasing for third year in a row

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released its annual study dedicated to crime in Tennessee’s schools.

Produced by TBI’s Crime Statistics Unit, the study spans a three-year period between 2010 and 2012 and is based on crime data submitted by Tennessee law enforcement agencies to the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). «Read the rest of this article»

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