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Sheriff Announces Prescription Drug Initiative

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has announced a new prescription drug abuse initiative. Buncich told an audience of physicians and nurses at a conference in Hobart this week that five times as many inmates have prescription addiction problems than heroin-- and that's in light of a growing heroin problem. Sheriff Buncich, representatives of the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Indiana State Medical Association and local pain experts are holding a special five-hour program for physicians and nurses at The Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster on April 5th starting at 7:30am. Persons interested in registering are asked to contact the Medical Education Department at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, 219-392-7230.


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