Welch bill to reduce prescription drug prices for rural hospitals

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 14, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch Introduces Legislation to Cut Prescription Drug Prices Purchased for Patients by Rural Hospitals Bill would close a costly loophole in federal program, assisting Vermont hospitals WASHINGTON––Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has introduced bipartisan legislation to close a loophole in a federal […]

Welch Introduces Drug Importation Amendment

News Release — Rep. Peter Welch June 7, 2017 Contact: Kate Hamilton (202) 440-3340 Welch Introduces Drug Importation Amendment: “The price of prescription drugs is killing us.” Welch gives remarks in Energy and Commerce Committee markup of FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 WASHINGTON – This afternoon in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce markup […]

State hosting sessions on new opioid prescription rules

BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health is hosting a series of presentations in the coming weeks to help familiarize health care professionals with new rules for prescribing opioids. A new law limiting the number of opioid painkillers a doctor can prescribe and requiring providers to counsel patients on the risk of addiction will take […]

Unwanted Prescription Drugs Can be Disposed of at Take Back Event at Green Mountain College

News Release — Rutland Regional Medical Center April 14, 2017 Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni, Marketing & Public Relations 802.772.2843 or [email protected] A good deed for the planet and the community Poultney, VT – On Thursday, April 20, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. the Regional Prevention Partnerships (RPP) of Rutland, in collaboration with Green Mountain […]

Drug Take-Back Day slated for April 29 in Windsor County

News Release — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center April 13, 2017 Contact: Courtney Hillhouse Tel: 802-674-2900 x 23 Email: [email protected] Drop-off sites located throughout county WINDSOR COUNTY— On Saturday, April 29, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office, local and state law enforcement agencies, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity […]

DEA and Partners Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

News Release — U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration New England Field Division Oct. 18, 2016 Contact: Special Agent Tim Desmond Number: 617-557-2463 Thousands of communities participate in this weekend’s event Boston, MA – This weekend DEA will once again conduct one of its most popular community programs: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. […]