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Opioid Use Slowing But Continues to Take San Diegans’ Lives

| 3:47 PM

Local prescription drug deaths declined in 2018. Deaths due to heroin increased. And fentanyl deaths continued to climb. This is what the County’s 2019 Prescription Drug Abuse Report Card shows regarding the opioid epidemic in the region. The annual report card was released today. The latest report shows 246 San Diegans died from prescription drugs […]

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More than 17,000 Pounds of Rx Drugs Are Off the Streets

| 5:05 PM

The totals are in for the recent National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, and San Diegans turned in 8,411 pounds of unwanted or expired medications at 42 drop-off sites. Additionally, local law enforcement agencies provided the Drug Enforcement Agency with another 8,965 pounds of prescription drugs collected at year-round drop boxes.

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San Diegans Encouraged to Get Rid of Painkillers, Other Rx Drugs

| 11:44 AM

San Diegans will once again have an opportunity to get rid of unused or unwanted medications during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s spring Prescription Drug Take Back Day April 27.

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Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

| 11:24 AM

By not promptly and properly disposing of unwanted and expired prescription medications in your home, you are taking a chance that they could be stolen or abused, by either a family member or visitors. You can turn them in to be safely destroyed at over 40 locations on Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday […]