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News & Alerts - 2017 Archive

November 26, 2017

Sioux City Journal / Sioux City, IA / Ty Rushing SIOUX CITY | For years, people in Sioux City could instantly recognize Linda Kalin in traffic thanks to her custom “Mrs. Yuk” vanity license plates. The plates were a play on Mr. Yuk, the green-faced mascot that became the de-facto...
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September 18, 2017

(The Daily Nonpareil/ Jon Leu) According to a new study published in the Journal of Hepatology, 500 people are expected to die this year after taking over-the-counter drugs containing acetaminophen. The study noted that the common pain reliever causes 46 percent of all cases of liver failure in the United...
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July 17, 2017

(Des Moines Register / Charly Haley) Four Iowa health and public safety agencies issued a warning Monday about counterfeit pain pills recently found in Iowa. The fake pain pills have been confirmed by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation in un unspecified number of cases. These pills were made to...
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July 17, 2017

(The Gazette, Cedar Rapids / Lee Hermiston) DES MOINES — State officials are warning Iowans about fake pain pills containing powerful and illegal opiates. According to the advisory issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Department of Public Safety, Poison Control Center and Office of Drug Control Policy, the...
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July 17, 2017

(RadioIowa / O. Kay Henderson) Four of the state’s health and crime-fighting agencies are issuing a public warning about fake but very dangerous pain killers that have popped up in Iowa. Dr. Edward Bottei of the Poison Control Center in Sioux City says they’re made to look like legitimate pills....
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July 17, 2017

(KCCI - TV Des Moines) The Iowa Department of Public Health, Department of Public Safety, Poison Control Center and Office of Drug Control policy issued an advisory Monday to warn Iowans of a new synthetic opioid drug threat recently discovered in Iowa. The fake pain pills have been confirmed by...
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