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2013 News and Press Releases

  • October 15, 2013 - Virginia will participate, Saturday, October 26, 2013 in the seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner.   Click here for more information.
  • August 22, 2013 - Media Advisory- Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program Now Interoperable With Tennessee
    New technology expands reach of Virginia prescribers and pharmacists in the fight against prescription
    drug abuse.
  • April, 2013 - Virginia will participate, Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.  Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner.  Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites designated by law enforcement throughout Virginia.  Click here for more information.
  • February 23, 2013 - Virginia Board of Nursing Initiates Bi-Annual Orientation for Nursing Leaders - Virginia Board of Nursing (BON) Executive Director, Jay Douglas, M.S.M., R.N., C.S.A.C., F.R.E., conducted a workshop on BON 2013 laws and regulations to nursing leaders and employers of nurses at the Department of Health Professions.  Click here for a full summary of the presentation.
  • January 9, 2013 - "New Frontiers for Virginia’s Healthcare Workforce” Forum Summary - The Healthcare Workforce Data Center (HWDC) recently released five reports compiled from 2011-2012 surveys of healthcare licensees from the professions of dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.  Read more about the forum and what was discussed here.

 

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