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Clarksville Police Department “Count It, Lock It, Drop It” program raises awareness about Prescription Drug Abuse

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police Department says in the ever changing world of drug abuse, prescription drug abuse is currently a leading problem among both youth and adults in the United States.

There are many reasons that communities struggle with drug addiction, but two of those reasons that community organizations can create community awareness around, are the perception of harm and ease of access to prescription drugs.

Clarksville Police Department asks, "Are Your Medications Secure?"

Clarksville Police Department asks, “Are Your Medications Secure?”

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Tennessee Department of Health reminds Tennesseans of the need for Flu Vaccination

 

Seasonal Flu Cases Now Widespread in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread in our state. But it’s not too late to vaccinate!

The Tennessee Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect vulnerable people around them, their families and themselves from the flu virus. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Memorial Day

 

Limited services during Day of No Scheduled Activity (DONSA)

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Memorial Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, May 28th, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed.

The Emergency Center will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for acute and emergency medical care. Please remember that all patients should check into the Emergency Center for all emergency and urgent care needs. «Read the rest of this article»

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What you don’t know about your blood pressure could kill you

 

World Hypertension Day is Thursday, May 17th

Knowing your blood pressure – and managing it – can help avoid health problems

American Heart AssociationNashville, TN – This  Thursday, May 17th, is World Hypertension Day. Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), is a disease. More than 76 million U.S. adults have been diagnosed with HBP. It’s sometimes called “the silent killer” because high blood pressure has no symptoms, so you may not be aware that it’s damaging your arteries, heart and other organs.

In Tennessee, almost 34% of all adult Tennesseans have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. The highest rate is in the Upper Cumberland region, with 39.6%. Tennessee inpatient charges for high blood pressure are more than $136  million per year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Key Drug Warnings Falling Through the Cracks

 

No Federal Monitoring of Drug Labels; What Consumers Can Do to Stay Safe 
 
Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – It’s comparable to driving a car without a seatbelt—a new investigation from Consumer Reports Health finds that drug labels sometimes lack key safety warnings and some pharmacies fail to include the medication guides required by the federal government.

For its investigative “spot check,” Consumer Reports Health sent staffers to five individual drugstores in Yonkers, NY: Costco, CVS, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart, to fill prescriptions for warfarin.  Warfarin (Coumadin and generics) is a blood thinner used to prevent strokes and one of the 20 most commonly prescribed drugs in the U.S., according to IMS Health.  «Read the rest of this article»

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BACH observes Memorial Day

 

Limited Services during Day of No Scheduled Activity (DONSA)

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Memorial Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, May 30th, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed.

The Emergency and Urgent Care centers will remain open to provide acute and emergency medical care. «Read the rest of this article»

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Legislation combating meth use and production passes House

 

Will increase penalties on meth makers and improve tracking of pseudoephedrine sales

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – A very important bill to address the growing problem of meth use here in Tennessee passed the House Thursday, Rep. Joe Pitts said.

“This bill will save lives but may not end the methamphetamine problem we have in our state,” Pitts said. “Every member of the General Assembly is committed to eliminating this public health threat that is destroying lives in Tennessee.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Legislation combating meth use and production continues to progress through House

 

Will increase penalties on meth makers and improve tracking of pseudoephedrine sales

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – A very important bill to address the growing problem of meth use here in Tennessee passed the House Health committee this week, Rep. Joe Pitts said.
 
House Bill 1051 would increase the penalties on meth makers and implement a new tracking system for the purchase of the key meth ingredient of pseudoephedrine-based decongestants. «Read the rest of this article»

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