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Life-Saving Drug Used in Alcorn County Overdoses

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County was among the top 15 counties in Mississippi in terms of the number of times an opioid overdose reversal drug was given in nine months last year, a state report says. Emergency medical services data show that the life-saving drug naloxone was administered 27 times in […]

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Heroin, Fentanyl Threaten Alcorn County

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Corinth and Alcorn County law enforcement officials are concerned that the highly potent drug fentanyl could become a problem locally. “That’s going to be something we all deal with in the near future is this epidemic in fentanyl,” said Corinth Police Chief Ralph Dance. “It’s something we’ve all […]

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‘Unusual’ Drug Allocations Target of New DEA Surge

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Scrutiny will be intensified nationally over the next 45 days on pharmacies and prescribers dispensing unusual or disproportionate amounts of drugs, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday. Alcorn County had 26 drug-poisoning deaths from 2012-2016, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Of those 26 deaths, nine […]

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New Program in Corinth to Fight Opioid Abuse

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County residents who have fallen victim to the opioid epidemic now have a new service available in Corinth to help them. Region IV Mental Health Services started accepting clients this month for its new Medication Assisted Treatment program. People with opioid addictions will be prescribed medications to […]

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Drug Rehab Broker Schemes ‘Alarm’ Officials as Opioid Crisis Grips Nation

Staff reports A practice called “ patient brokering” has “alarmed” some members of Congress as the nation confronts the opioid crisis. There have been numerous articles about patient brokers who treat addicts as “commodities” to generate profits, members of a Congressional committee wrote in a July letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

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Alcorn, Tishomingo Among Highest Opioid-Prescribing Counties in Nation

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn and Tishomingo counties were among the highest opioid-prescribing counties in the nation in a new study. They were the only two counties in Northeast Mississippi in the top quartile for opioid prescriptions, the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states. Alcorn and Tishomingo counties were […]

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