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Controlled-substance prescriptions now being tracked

News Release
For immediate release: October 13, 2011 (11-154)
Contacts: Julie Graham, Communications Office 360-236-4022
Controlled-substance prescriptions now being tracked
Information will help improve patient safety and reduce prescription abuse
OLYMPIA — State health officials are collecting information on purchases of prescription pain medication and … Continue reading

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Prescription drug abuse, deaths target of new Washington law

Washington’s high rate of narcotics abuse got legislators’ attention, but some doctors say new law hobbles legitimate treatments.  http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/jan/22/prescription-drug-abuse-deaths-target-of-new/

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Unused Rx Disposal Event Saturday

Chewelah, WA – Prescriptions for Life is holding a prescription drug take back event on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Akers United Drug, 406 N. Park St. in Chewelah. Anyone with expired or unused prescriptions drug … Continue reading

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Rx4Life Inspires at National Conference

Chewelah, WA – The local grassroots organization, Prescriptions for Life, packed the hall during their presentation session at the 6th Annual National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children Conference in Spokane, September 23rd. “It was a great experience to be surrounded by … Continue reading

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Rx4Life gets hospital support. (September 20, 2007)

In a show of community support and recognition, St. Joseph Hospital awarded the Chewelah-area group, Prescriptions for Life, $5,000 from the hospital’s Community Benefit Fund last week. The funds will support the group’s efforts to “eliminate pain medication abuse in … Continue reading

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Attorney General Keynote Speaker at Rx4Life Event (September 22, 2009)

Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna will deliver the keynote address at the Prescriptions for Life ‘Autumn Awareness Dinner,’ October 28, from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Chewelah Golf and Country Club. Dinner tickets for the event are available … Continue reading

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“Parents Night Out” educates about prescription drug abuse (April 15, 2009)

Trouble started for the Tilla family in 2005 when Jim and Sherry noticed changes in their daughter. Their 16-year-old had always been passionate about sports, but she quit volleyball and softball. It was perplexing to the parents until their youngest … Continue reading

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Grass-roots group gets prevention award (July 20, 2007)

The Chewelah-area group, Prescriptions for Life, recently received the “Random Acts of Prevention” award from the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council in recognition of the group’s efforts at preventing prescription pain medication abuse. “We were so impressed with how the … Continue reading

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Foster Teen died of accidental overdose, report says. (Spokesman-Review; May 10, 2007)

A Native American foster child died of an accidental overdose of prescription methadone, the Stevens County Coroner said on Wednesday. Robley “Bobby” Carr Jr., 15, died in December at his home near Valley, Wash. His foster father has a prescription for … Continue reading

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Local group to speak at regional health conference (March 13, 2007)

The Chewelah-area group, Prescriptions For Life, has been invited to speak at the Northwest Region Rural Health Conference in Spokane on March 22. According to the Washington State Office of Community and Rural Health, the group will be providing the … Continue reading

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