Miss Tennessee joins DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Event, Oct. 28

Johnson City-area residents can join Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis, Insight Alliance and Count It! Lock It! Drop It!® (CLD) in the fight against prescription drug abuse and misuse at a  take-back event on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Elizabethton Police Department (524 E. F Street). “The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event is both a safe and convenient … Read More

Count It! Lock It! Drop It! Adds New Communities to Program

Count It! Lock It! Drop It! ™ (CLD), a comprehensive community program for prescription drug abuse prevention, has added 26 counties since its statewide launch last summer. In June 2016, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation approved a grant to fund the program’s expansion to areas identified as “hot spots,” which are counties with high numbers of prescriptions dispensed, … Read More

Tennesseans, spring-clean your medicine cabinets: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 29

BlueCross Health Foundation, Count It! Lock It! Drop It!™ promote medication safety by hosting collection events across the state   CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – In an effort to fight opioid abuse, Tennessee residents are invited to bring their unused or expired prescriptions to one of more than 100 National Prescription Drug Take-Back events being held statewide on April 29 between 10 a.m. … Read More

Secure your medications before the celebrations

Keeping prescriptions stored properly reduces risk of misuse, serious situations   CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – When preparing to host holiday gatherings, you may not immediately think to add ‘properly store medication’ to your to-do list. However, with prescription drug abuse and overdose increasing, it’s important to take appropriate measures to secure your medicines before visitors arrive. “Many people don’t realize how … Read More

Tennesseans share opioid abuse stories in BlueCross-sponsored ad series

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — In the fight to reduce prescription painkiller abuse across the state, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation has launched a public service campaign – “The Faces of Opioid Addiction” – to encourage Tennesseans to safely store or properly dispose of medications. The first of three TV spots recently debuted in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities regions, areas that … Read More

BlueCross launches campaign to combat opioid abuse

BlueCross Health Foundation Awards Grant to Count It! Lock It! Drop It!TM   CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Count, Lock and Drop your pills! That’s the message from the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, which is teaming up with the state Department of Health and the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition to reduce prescription pain medication abuse in Tennessee. To help address the … Read More