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Reduced-Cost Naloxone Availability Expands (12/19/17)

Reduced-Cost Naloxone Availability Expands (12/19/17)

 “This is a significant step in potentially reducing opioid-related overdoses,” said IDPH Opioid Initiatives Director Kevin Gabbert. “The usual cost for purchasing naloxone through a pharmacy is around $150. By purchasing through the DAS agreement, the cost is $75.”

Tuesday, December 19, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (401)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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What Are the Odds on Naughty or Nice? (12/15/17)

What Are the Odds on Naughty or Nice? (12/15/17)

Every year, thousands of children receive lottery and scratch-off tickets as gifts. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) want to spread the word that lottery and other gambling products are not for children under the age of 18.

Friday, December 15, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (397)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Iowa Water Systems Honored by CDC (11/20/17)

Iowa Water Systems Honored by CDC (11/20/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that 50 Iowa communities have been awarded Water Fluoridation Quality Awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1513)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

IDPH Partnership to Benefit Expecting and Parenting Community College Students (11/14/17)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is collaborating with three community colleges to provide assistance to expecting and parenting students. Des Moines Area Community College, Indian Hills Community College and Kirkwood Community College will each receive $360,000 for one year.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (1592)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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“Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors (11/1/2017)

“Fall Back” by Checking Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors (11/1/2017)

As Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) urges Iowans to install new or check existing carbon monoxide (CO) detectors as they turn back their clocks.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Polly Carver-Kimm/Number of views (2629)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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