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Officials to tackle prescription drug issue

July 9, 2012

EAST GREENWICH — Prescription medication is vital for people who are ailing with various health reasons so they can get back onto their feet and regain some normalcy.

However, there has been a significant rise in prescription drug abuse around the area, East Greenwich included, and local officials want to rectify the problem as quick as possible before the problem becomes uncontrollable.

In conjunction with the University of Rhode Island School of Pharmacy and East Greenwich Police Chief Thomas Coyle, Bob Houghtaling, the town’s substance abuse prevention coordinator, is starting a program called “Pharm A.I.D.”

Read all about it in the July 5 Pendulum.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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