For Arthritis Pain, Nonopioid Drugs Work as Well as Opioids

Friday, March 16, 2018
Opioids are no better than nonopioid pain relievers for treating the chronic pain of osteoarthritis, a clinical trial has found.

The Lethal Dose

Friday, March 16, 2018
This picture shows the lethal doses of Fentanyl and Carfentanil relative to a lethal dose of Heroin. How does this affect Arkansas? ...

Blue & You: Narcan Training is SAVING LIVES

Thursday, March 08, 2018
How is 1,300 Narcan Kits and 21 officers saving lives in Arkansas?

Governor Releases $600,000 in Rainy Day Funds To Support Arkansas’ Drug Task Forces

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Governor Asa Hutchinson today released $600,000 in Rainy Day funding for the state’s drug task forces, with approval of the Joint Budget Committee of the Arkansas General Assembly, providing additional resources to key law-enforcement agencies while federal funds are delayed.

New Grant Program Expands Availability and Usage of Naloxone to Reduce Overdose Deaths in the State

Wednesday, March 07, 2018
A ceremonial check presentation and an initial “train-the trainer” program will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Criminal Justice Institute, located at 26 Corporate Hill Drive in Little Rock.

THV11 explores Ark. addiction crisis in documentary-style program

Monday, March 05, 2018
The THV11 team has announced the airing of "Saving A Generation: The New Face of Drug Addiction"


Thursday, February 01, 2018
In a unique and strategic move, the Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC), Arkansas Municipal League (AML), and Arkansas Public Entities Risk Management Association (APERMA) have retained the same outside law firms to pursue litigation against the drug companies on behalf of the local govern¬ments of Arkansas.

Texarkana Police & Texarkana Emergency Center Team Up, Add 2 New Prescription Drop Boxes in City

Thursday, February 01, 2018
Two additional 24/7 Medication Drop-Boxes have been placed in Texarkana thanks to the joined effort of the TAPD and the Texarkana Emergency Center.

Opioid Prevention Education Summit Kickoff

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The 2018 kickoff of the Opioid Prevention Education Summit was held on the campus of Arkansas State University at Mountain Home today (1/23/2018) in an effort to increase awareness of the opioid epidemic in Arkansas, as well as to enhance coalitions and develop an advisory council in local communities.

As the opioid crisis grows, states are opening Medicaid to alternative medicine

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mayflower Police Receive 'Difference Maker' Award & $1,000 For Purchase of Life-Saving Naloxone

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Because of how the department protect the Mayflower Community, they've been chosen to receive the Difference Maker Award.

Arkansas Attorney General Reaches Settlement In Prescription Drugs Case

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Arkansas will receive $175,298.58 of the $13.5 million settlement, which will be deposited into ...

U.S. life expectancy fell in 2016 as opioid overdoses surged - CDC

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Life expectancy in the United States dipped in 2016 as the number of deaths due to opioid drug overdoses surged and total drug overdose deaths rose 21 percent ...

CDC Data Show Surge In Opioid Overdose Deaths

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Painkillers are easy to get into, but hard to escape from.

City of Hot Springs joins lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies over opioid abuse

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The opioid crisis across the nation and here in Arkansas continues to strike conversation and concern ... the city of Hot Springs would join more than 100 others on board with the Arkansas Municipal League.

How To Raise A Drug Free Kid

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
The highly acclaimed comprehensive guide to getting your child through the formative pre-teen, teen, and college years drug-free—now completely revised and updated. "I was so lost when my son became addicted - I didn't know where to start. If I had a book like How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid, I would have had a road map," David Sheff, Journalist & Author of Beautiful Boy.

The Association of Arkansas Counties have now joined in the lawsuit

Friday, December 15, 2017
The Association of Arkansas Counties became the second statewide group to file a federal lawsuit against opioid manufacturers and distributors over how the companies market and sell the drugs.

Arkansas Municipal League Files Federal Suit Against Opioid Manufacturers

Friday, December 15, 2017
The Arkansas Municipal League filed the suit on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The suit accuses the companies of ...

Opioid epidemic costs soar to $504 billion

Monday, November 20, 2017
As the opioid drug epidemic spreads, so does its economic impact, with estimates now suggesting the crisis is costing the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars.

Arkansas Answers the Call: National Drug Control Policy Requested Prescription Drug Return Increase

Tuesday, November 14, 2017
The Office of National Drug Control Policy as part of its National Drug Control Strategy, called for an increase of prescription drug return and disposal programs as a means to curbing prescription drug abuse. Arkansas answered with nearly 30,000 pounds of medications.