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DEA 360 and Knox County Schools Host Smokies Baseball Game for Local Students

More than 6,000 local students recently watched as the Tennessee Smokies took on the Birmingham Barons during a matchup sponsored by DEA 360 and Knox County Schools. Read more.

Tennessee Teens Earn Top Prize in Video PSA Challenge

(May 9, 2019) The winners of the 2019 Operation Prevention Video PSA Challenge have just been announced! Read more.

Rate of women addicted to opioids during pregnancy quadrupled in 15 years, CDC says

(CNN, August 9) Between 1999 and 2014, the rate of opioid use disorder among women delivering babies increased more than 300 percent, according to a recently released report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. Read more.

Study links rising heroin deaths to 2010 OxyContin reformulation

(Notre Dame News, April 9) In 2010, the private pharmaceutical company Purdue Pharma tried to reformulate the powerful painkiller Oxycontin to make it less addictive. But, according to new research, this effort did not help to reduce nationwide drug overdoses and may have amplified the heroin epidemic. Read more.