Wed., May 15, 2013 7:38am
State officials and lawmakers have launched a campaign aimed at addressing the issue of prescription drug abuse among teenagers in the state. Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities spokesman Matt Carrothers Tuesday said that state officials and youth from Catoosa and Gwinnett counties met at the Capitol to launch the project, titled "Generation Rx."
Mon., April 29, 2013 9:00am
Savannah area police and sheriff's deputies say they rounded more than 200 pounds of expired and unwanted drugs as part of a national sweep. The prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected Saturday as part of an event sponsored by the national Drug Enforcement Administration.
Thu., April 25, 2013 10:12am
Georgians are invited to dispose of unwanted prescription medication during national prescription drug take-back day. The event is scheduled for April 27 with drop-off sites across the state.
Mon., April 22, 2013 12:00pm
A new program designed to combat prescription drug abuse in Georgia might run out of money to operate only a few months after it gets under way in June. Georgia lawmakers didn't appropriate any funding for the prescription monitoring program when they passed legislation to create it in 2011. The program involves an electronic database that tracks prescriptions.
Thu., November 8, 2012 12:00pm
A northeast Georgia sheriff has installed a permanent box designed for residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription medicine in an effort to stem increasing abuse of prescription drugs.
Thu., September 27, 2012 12:00pm
Georgians are getting another opportunity to rid home medicine cabinets of unused, potentially dangerous medications. During the Drug Enforcement Administration's national Take Back Day program, drug disposal sites will be set up across the state Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thu., January 12, 2012 1:00pm
Attorney General Sam Olens is starring in a new public service advertisement about the dangers of improperly using prescription drugs. Olens said it's essential to educate citizens about the dangers lurking in medicine cabinets to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.
Thu., May 5, 2011 1:47pm
A pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay Georgia about $400,000 to settle a fraud lawsuit over a prescription drug for treating multiple sclerosis.
Wed., March 2, 2011 2:58pm
The problem of prescription drug abuse and illegal dispensing of drugs is exploding in Georgia. On Wednesday, there was a call to action for the medical community and law enforcement. Officials on the state and federal level gathered in Atlanta for a summit to brainstorm ways to attack the issue.
Wed., March 24, 2010 3:03pm
A bill that would create a database of the prescription drugs people are us