Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Narcan or Naloxone

Audio: Missouri schools and other sites getting free Narcan to combat opioid overdoses

The head of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is touting his agency’s efforts to combat the opioid epidemic.     Director Randall Williams says he signed an order this week to provide free naloxone for emergency use in high schools, college campuses, public libraries, and YMCA facilities. Naloxone, sold under the brand […]

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Audio: Missouri Attorney General’s office joins FBI efforts to fight human trafficking, exploiting children

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office has joined the FBI’s efforts in the fight against human trafficking and exploiting children. During a press conference today in Kansas City, Schmitt says his office now has a seat at the table in the FBI’s task force made up of Missouri and Kansas law enforcement agencies and other […]

opioid crisis

Missouri to receive nearly $10 million in additional opioid grant funding

The Department of Health and Human Services’ announced that Missouri will receive $9.6 million in State Opioid Response Grant funding. The funding is the first of two expected grant announcements from the $1.5 billion for State Opioid Response Grants that Senator Roy Blunt worked to include in the FY2019 Labor/HHS appropriations bill, which was signed […]

Drugs

Audio: Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to institute drug monitoring program

U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler wants Missouri to join the rest of the country in instituting a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Hartzler met with Boone County Hospital officials Tuesday to discuss the opioid epidemic.     Boone County and about half of Missouri’s counties currently participate in a monitoring program established by Saint Louis County […]

USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

Prescription Medication

USDA partners with rural Missouri communities to support opioid prevention, treatment and recovery

The USDA is partnering with rural communities to support opportunities for opioid prevention, treatment, and recovery.  Among the 85 recipients nationwide receiving funding are four (4) Missouri organizations ready to make an impact in the state’s opioid epidemic. “In 2016, there were 908 opioid overdose deaths in Missouri and it is now estimated that 1 […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Livingston County considers whether to join lawsuit against opioid drug makers

(Missourinet) – Livingston County in northwest Missouri is considering whether to join a national lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says misleading information has led doctors to improperly prescribe addictive medications.     Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas tells Missourinet affiliate KCHI in Chillicothe addictive prescription drug overuse is a big problem in the […]