Horizon Blog

What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?

July 15th, 2017

When’s the last time you looked through your medicine cabinet? If you look right now you’ll probably find band aids, cotton balls, eye drops, and over the counter meds.  But what about controlled substances such as pain meds? Maybe there’s an old bottle of hydrocodone from having your wisdom teeth removed or some leftover Percocet from […]

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Painkiller misconceptions can be deadly

August 20th, 2014

In a special consumer report issued in July 2014, researchers revealed the dangers and misconceptions of painkiller abuse. According to the report, prescriptions have increased 300% in the last 10 years, with Vicodin and Hydrocodone listed as the most commonly prescribed narcotics in America. Along with an increase in prescriptions comes an increase in dangers […]

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Community education on painkiller addiction continues in Williamsville

April 21st, 2014

On Thursday March 27th, 2014 Williamsville North High school hosted two assemblies involving all students and faculty to discuss the dangers of Painkiller addiction.  The awareness assembly was brought together by a community wide initiative formed by BlueCross Blue Shield of WNY, Williamsville North Health Teacher Lisa Arroyo, Colleen Babcock of Horizon Health Services, Avi […]

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