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Broome County Announces New Overdose Prevention Pilot Program

The Broome County Health Department announced Monday a new program to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs, as part of its fight to reduce overdoses in the area.

Broome County Opioid Awareness Council and Prevention Coalition of Broome County have partnered with Lourdes and UHS pharmacies to distribute Deterra Drug Deactivation pouches.
These Deterra pouches will then be distributed with short-term opioid prescriptions at Lourdes and UHS pharmacies in Broome County. Nearly 80 percent of heroin users state they began using prescription opioids before heroin.