Girl Accidentally Takes Amphetamine

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A 6-year-old girl is under medical watch after accidentally taking amphetamines. The girl was on the bus headed to Family Solutions in Grants Pass. Police says she likely got the amphetamines from another student and ate it, thinking it was candy. The drug is a stimulant commonly found in Adderall. The … Continue reading »

BCSO Collects 500 lbs of Medications

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says over 500 pounds of expired and unwanted medications was collected Saturday. Approximately 325 vehicles came through the drop site at the Benton County Fairgrounds with prescription pills and over-the-counter medications. The collected medications were turned over to the DEA for incineration. “Keeping these medications away from … Continue reading »

Robot Distributes Medication at Hospital

(CNN) — Doctors and administrators at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center are giving high marks to its new so-called robotic pharmacy. The technology is changing hospital pharmacies. Making sure hospital patients like Jorge Rico get the right medicine is critical. He’s being treated for leukemia at UCSF, the University of California, San … Continue reading »

Oregon Hosts Drug Take-Back April 27

If you have any expired medications or ones you don’t intend to use, there’s a safe way to get rid of them this weekend. Oregon is taking part in the National Drug Take-Back Day. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says 43 places around the state will serve as drop-off locations for unwanted medications on … Continue reading »