Illinois Poison Center Supports Updates to Drug Take-Back Program | Illinois Poison Center 

Illinois Poison Center Supports Updates to Drug Take-Back Program

Nov 29, 2020
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llinois Poison Center Supports Updates to Drug Take-Back Program

 

 

 

New Rules Will Save Lives by Expanding Options for Disposal 

 

Chicago, IL (September 9, 2014) – The Illinois Poison Center (IPC) commends the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for recently announced updates to its drug take-back rules aimed at addressing growing prescription drug abuse across the country.   

In 2012, the IPC saw a nine-percent increase in prescription medication-related calls over 2011, a majority of which come from health care organizations looking for advanced toxicology expertise on the issue. Prescription drug abuse is prevalent in all areas of the state, with rates for related emergency department visits in downstate metro areas roughly twice as high as those in the Chicago area.  Read More....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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