4/14/2016: Probation Operation a Preview for Drug Take-Back Day

3/3/2016: Progress Made on Prescription Drug Misuse in Marin

1/29/2016: Amendments Proposed for Social Host Ordinance

1/28/2016: Minor Decoy Operation Aimed at Reducing Underage Drinking in San Rafael

1/5/2016: Let’s Get Healthy California Announces Local Innovations to Improve California’s Health: Finalists are invited to present at 2016 Innovation Conference 

10/22/2015: Stakeholders Respond to Medication Misuse

9/29/2015: Important Steps to Curb Prescription Drug Misuse

9/18/2015: Purge Your Medicine Cabinet September 26

7/28/2015: Major Step Toward Safe Disposal of Drugs

12/2/2014: Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs and Needles Urged

9/9/2014: Purge Your Medicine Cabinet on Sept. 27

6/27/2014: Drug Misuse is Focus of New Initiative


4/1/2016: Public Health Advisory: Counterfeit Norco Tablets 

10/19/2015: New Guidelines for Marin County Prescribers Treating Chronic Pain

7/10/2014: New Community-wide Standards for Prescribing Opioid Pain Medications


4/21/2016, Marin Independent Journal: San Rafael City Council Broadens the Social Host Ordinance to Include Drugs

3/29/2016, California Healthline: Marin Group Uses Local Data To Fight Fatal Prescription Overdoses

3/24/2016, Marin Independent Journal: Marin Voice: Our Teens Need High School Wellness Centers

3/8/2016, Marin Independent Journal: New Data Indicate Progress in Campaign to Prevent Opioid Deaths in Marin

2/9/2016​, Marin Independent Journal: Marin County Board of Supervisors Unanimous Vote Adds Drugs, Restorative Justice to Social Host Ordinance 

2/4/2016, Point Reyes Light: Drugs Added to County’s Social Host Rule

2/3/2016, San Rafael Patch: Social Host Ordinance Expansion in the Works

2/2/2016, Marin Independent Journal: Marin County Social Host Ordinance to Be Amended 

1/11/2016, Marin Independent Journal: Marin Voice: Abuse of Prescription Drugs is a Marin Problem

January 2016, Marin Magazine: A Prescription for Trouble 

Fall/Winter 2015-16, Marin Medicine: Special Feature: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for Marin County Clinicians​​

10/21/2015, NBC Bay Area: Five Students in Marin County Hospitalized After Cough Syrup Overdose: School Officials

10/21/2015, Press Democrat: Five Marin County High School Students Overdose on Cough Medicine

​10/21/2015, CBS SF Bay Area: 3 Mt. Tamalpais High School Students Hospitalized After Overdosing On ‘Triple C’

​10/21/2015, San Jose Mercury News: Marin High School Students Overdose on Cough Syrup

​10/20/2015, NBC Bay Area: Prescription Drug Overdoses Spur New Guidelines for Marin County Doctors

8/11/2015, Marin Independent Journal: Drug Firms Must Pay for Disposal of Their Medications

7/29/2015, Wall Street Journal: Another California County Wants Pharma to Pay for Drug Take-Backs

7/28/2015, Marin Independent Journal: Drug Firms Must Pay for Pill Disposal

6/11/2015, ​Insight With Beth Ruyak: Local Ordinances For Drug Takeback Programs Survive Legal Challenge

7/28/2014, Marin Independent Journal: Dr. Dustin Ballard's Medically Clear: Tackling Marin's Prescription Drug Misuse

6/20/2014, ​KCBS: RxSafe Marin Addresses An Epidemic Of Prescription Drug Abuse


CHCF Mentoring Grant Awardee: RxSafe Marin Receives Mentoring Grant 

CVNL Heart of Marin Award Nominee: Excellence in Innovation
Let's Get Healthy California: Innovation Winner


RX MARIN: STATEWIDE WEBINAR - Click here to listen. Like most California communities, Marin County is facing an epidemic of prescription drug misuse and abuse. In order to address this growing public health crisis, Marin County launched RxSafe Marin; a comprehensive three year initiative addressing the contributing factors of prescription drug abuse throughout the community. 


Assemblymember Marc Levine - March 2015
​Marin Board of Supervisors - March 2015
Marin Board of Supervisors - March 2016

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