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Prescription Drugs

Turn in unwanted medicines Saturday at police stations

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller is encouraging Hoosiers to drop off unwanted prescription drugs and over-the-counter pills Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

September 25, 2014 12:05 am

Man arrested on drug charge after Burnham police raid home

BURNHAM | A 26-year-old man was arrested Monday on a felony drug charge after officers with a search warrant found prescription drugs and cash inside a Burnham residence, police said.

July 14, 2014 7:00 pm
Disposal program collects thousands of drugs since launching

Disposal program collects thousands of drugs since launching

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department continues to be a drop-off point for unwanted and expired prescription drugs and in 2013, more than 1,580 pounds were collected.

February 18, 2014 3:51 pm

Officials hope awareness campaigns curb drug use

GARY | Officials rolled out campaigns Thursday that aim to put an end to smurfing and prescription drug abuse.

October 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Highland police collect 503 pounds of prescription drugs

HIGHLAND | The Highland Police Department collected 503 pounds of prescription medications on Saturday as part of the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. 

April 30, 2013 12:05 am

S'ville residents can discard medication at police station

SCHERERVILLE | The Schererville Police Department has established a drop-off box for residents to leave unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication.

July 16, 2012 12:00 am
Prescription drug abuse reaching 'epidemic' levels

Prescription drug abuse reaching 'epidemic' levels

PORTAGE | SWAT team members serving an arrest warrant for alleged drug dealing swarmed the home of a 56-year-old Portage man late last month. Inside that Central Avenue apartment, officers said they discovered a cache of drugs — not heroin or cocaine, but dozens of bottles of prescription pi…

June 03, 2012 12:00 am

Markham courthouse site for prescription drug take backs

MARKHAM | The Cook County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and various other law enforcement agencies in the national Prescription Drug Take-Back Initiative, the sheriff's office has announced.

April 24, 2012 12:00 am

M'ville doctor gets 5 years for putting presription painkillers on street

HAMMOND | A Merrillville doctor who worked with his employees to put more than half a million prescription painkillers on the underground market was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to about five years in prison.

December 14, 2011 7:45 pm

Zoeller seeks to combat prescription drug abuse

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller urged more than 300 Hoosier health care workers and law enforcement officials Tuesday to find ways to halt the illegal distribution and misuse of prescription drugs in Indiana.

December 13, 2011 12:45 pm

Unneeded prescription drugs can be turned in Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS | Region residents with leftover or unwanted prescription drugs can turn them in for safe disposal at more than a dozen local police stations between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.

October 27, 2011 2:00 pm

Drug collection aims to prevent abuse

VALPARAISO | With prescription drug abuse on the rise, police departments around the county again will participate in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday in the hopes of preventing addiction.

October 23, 2011 6:45 pm
Stress overdose for doctors

Stress overdose for doctors

According to a Mayo Clinic report, more than half of the internal medicine residents questioned, about 52 percent, reported some symptom of burnout.

September 22, 2011 12:00 am

Prescription drugs still threat to youths

VALPARAISO | Some of the most prevalent drugs being abused by the region's young people aren't found on the streets of a big city -- they're found in the medicine cabinets of suburban homes.

August 07, 2011 11:45 pm

Express Scripts buying Medco for $29.1B

The top two U.S. companies managing prescription drug benefits are uniting in a $29.1 billion deal they said will help achieve key goals of the health care overhaul: reining in costs and improving patients' health.

July 21, 2011 5:00 pm

Valparaiso High School teens accused of selling pills at school

VALPARAISO | Three Valparaiso High School students face drug-related charges after one boy found expired pills at home possibly intended for the recent collection blitz, police said.

May 04, 2011 6:45 pm

Cops: Teens arrested for drugs at school

VALPARAISO | A group of Valparaiso High School freshmen were taken to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center this week after police said they were buying and selling prescription drugs at school.

April 27, 2011 2:47 pm

Indiana State Police, DEA to collect prescription drugs

The Indiana State Police in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration will be collecting prescription drugs as part of the second annual National Take Back Initiative.

April 18, 2011 9:29 am

Hoosiers urged to take back drugs

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller urges Hoosiers to take advantage of  National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday.

September 24, 2010 12:00 am
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