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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, Saturday

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the 19th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event will be on October 24th, 2020 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The annual nationwide event aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of medications.

Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs.

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FDA Takes Actions to Help Lower U.S. Prescription Drug Prices

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MD – On Thursday, September 24th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took actions to help provide safe, effective, and more affordable drugs to American patients as part of the Safe Importation Action Plan, fulfilling the aspect of the July Executive Order on drug pricing to complete the rulemaking to allow states to import certain prescription drugs from Canada.

Final Rule, Guidance Fulfill Plan for Safe Importation of Certain Drugs Originally Intended for Foreign Markets

Final Rule, Guidance Fulfill Plan for Safe Importation of Certain Drugs Originally Intended for Foreign Markets

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Congress did not act on Prescription Drug Prices, so President Donald Trump did

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – Americans have waited decades for Washington to keep its promise to fix soaring prescription drug prices. Now, thanks to President Donald Trump, that long wait is over.
 
President Donald Trump just took historic action to lower medicine costs
 
The President signed four sweeping executive orders on Friday, which together will significantly lower the cost of prescription drugs while increasing access to life-saving medications such as insulin.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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Senators Marsha Blackburn, Bob Menendez Lead Bipartisan Bill to Increase US Prescription Drug Manufacturing

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) have introduced the Securing America’s Medicine Cabinet (SAM-C) Act to increase American manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), the building blocks of prescription drugs. Currently, only 28% of API-producing facilities are in the United States and the number of Chinese facilities has more than doubled since 2010.

“When confronted with a serious challenge such as the corona virus, it is important to take stock, look at lessons learned and build upon them in order to respond better the next time,” said Senator Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Tennessee Together Student Survey Highlights Opportunity for Parents to Prevent Youth Substance Use

 

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse ServicesNashville, TN – Parents have a valuable opportunity to influence their children’s use of substances if they approach the conversation in early middle school grades, but these conversations are only happening for about half of Tennessee youth.  That is one of the primary takeaways highlighted by the first-ever TN Together Student Survey.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

This data shows that Tennessee youth appear to misuse alcohol and marijuana at lower rates than national averages. Rates of misuse of prescription pain relievers are comparable to the national average and tobacco use is about two percent higher than the national average. Comparing state-specific statistics over time, Tennessee youth reported misusing alcohol, tobacco, and pain relievers at lower rates in 2016–2017 than in 2011–2012.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – January 5th, 2020

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – We accomplished a lot in Washington in 2019, but you probably didn’t hear about it from the mainstream media; they were (and still are!) hyperfocused on impeachment. From giving our military the largest pay raise in a decade, to protecting the sanctity of life, I spent my first year in the Senate fighting for Tennessee values

In 2020, I will continue to advocate for what Tennesseans consistently tell me is most important to them: protecting family values, fighting to expand rural health care and broadband access, helping workers succeed, and securing the nation.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Lamar Alexander says Congress to Vote This Week on Several Important Provisions of the Lower Health Care Costs Act

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said Congress will vote this week on several important provisions of the Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.

“The government funding legislation that Congress will consider this week takes several important steps to address Americans’ number one financial concern: what they pay out of their own pockets for health care,” Senator Alexander said. 

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Clarksville Police to participate in National Prescription Take Back Day, April 27th

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – On Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, at Sam’s Club, 3315 Guthrie Highway, Clarksville, Tennessee, the Clarksville Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will offer the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills or patches for disposal to Sam’s Club (sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps.); the service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Houston County Woman Charged 2nd Time with TennCare Drug Fraud

 

TennCareNashville, TN – A Houston County woman is charged for a second time with TennCare fraud involving prescription drugs.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) with the assistance of the Houston County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of Chrystal H. Hastings, 44, of Erin, TN. Hastings is charged with four counts of TennCare fraud for presenting forged prescriptions for the painkiller Oxycodone, using TennCare healthcare insurance benefits to pay for the forgeries.

Chrystal H. Hastings has been arrested and charged with four counts of TennCare fraud.

Chrystal H. Hastings has been arrested and charged with four counts of TennCare fraud.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to hold Drug Take Back Day at Fred’s Pharmacy, Saturday

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Fred’s Pharmacy are partnering for The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. Which is dangerous and can lead to tragedy. We encourage citizens to clean out their medicine cabinets and turn in old and used prescription drugs so they can be disposed of safely.

Agents from the 19th Judicial Drug Task Force will be at Fred’s Pharmacy at 390 Hwy 149 from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, October 28th, to provide a safe, convenient, and anonymous means of disposing old and unused prescription drugs.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their Drug Take Back event this Saturday.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to collect expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs at their Drug Take Back event this Saturday.

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