Two lots of a transdermal patch used for delivery of the synthetic opioid Fentanyl have been recalled because the patches inside some carton may contain a different dosage than the carton states. It could lead to potentially life-threatening consequences. Read More.
Big Issues in Dispute As Minnesota Legislature Approaches Homestretch – Winona Daily News – April 20, 2019
The Minnesota Legislature reconvenes for the homestretch of the 2019 session on Tuesday, with no agreements yet on any of the big issues involving taxes and spending, while the deadline looms just four weeks away. Read More.
US health officials are giving $350 million to researchers in four states hit hardest by the deadly opioid epidemic. The grants from the National Institutes of Health will go to the University of Kentucky, Boston Medical Center, New York City’s Columbia University and the Ohio State University. Read More.
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This Saturday is National #TakeBackDay. Properly and safely dispose of unused prescription drugs and help prevent overdoses.
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Many pharmacies across the state have entered into a protocol with @mnhealth to provide the life-saving drug, narcan, that can reverse an opioid overdose. View the full list by following our bio link.