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Drug deaths increasing but not in Georgia

...enforcement and monitoring are the likely cause for the drop, said Rick Allen, the director of the Geor gia Drugs and Narcotics Agency."The big thing is the prescription monitoring program went into effect a year ago," he said. "And the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-16/drug-deaths-increasing-not-g
Ga. panel OKs growing medical marijuna

...whether grown in Georgia or imported from Mississippi, the marijuana derivatives would be stored by the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, until requested for use by the academic medical centers.Georgia has four academic medical centers: Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-27/ga-panel-oks-growing-med
Drug thefts rise as 'pill mills' close

...action through joint investigations by the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, the DEA, GBI, Georgia Medical Board, and...increase in robberies, in fact, led the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency in November to issue guidelines to pharmacists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-01-31/drug-thefts-rise-pill-
Columbia County schools have more drug cases than Richmond County

...a third of kids on free or reduced lunch ? were hydrocodone, Adderall and Xanax.According to the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, hydrocodone was the fourth-most-common drug found in overdoses in 2010.Of all overdose deaths in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-12-07/columbia-county-schools-h
Georgia now tracking drugs to address abuse

...little less than a month and for physicians less than two weeks, said Rick Allen, the director of the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, which administers it."We were the next-to-last state to get it, but we've been trying to get it through...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2013-08-10/georgia-now-tracking-drugs-a
Georgia lawmakers OK crackdown on so-called pill mills

...in 2011.It's hard to tell how many pill mills exist in Georgia. According to estimates from the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, there were fewer than 10 in the state in 2010, while the number has exploded since then, fluctuating between...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-21/georgia-lawmakers-ok-crackdow
Woman confesses prescription forgery

...substances, and the prosecutor agreed to drop the remaining 21 similar charges. Jim Cope, an agent for the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, told the judge that Ms. Mack was the office manager at the Augusta Medical Center on Druid Park Avenue, where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/14/met_352553.shtml
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Agency probes medical office

...Nzeribe-Udom has been doing steady business for a year and a half, said Jim Cope, an agent for the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency. About 15 agents identified patients and searched the building and cars in the parking lot for evidence. Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/21/met_345059.shtml
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Waycross pharmacy closed after painkillers missing

...inventory conducted by agents from the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency which showed that nearly 40,000 pills Schedule...A two-month audit conducted by the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency between March and May found there were a large...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/16/met_453377.shtml
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Doctor's employee faces drug charges

...State and federal drug agents searched the doctor's office June 19. Jim Cope, an agent for the Georgia Drugs and Narcotics Agency, said afterward that officers were investigating allegations that Dr. Rita Nzeribe-Udom prescribed controlled...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/28/met_346792.shtml
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