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RxSafe Marin in the News



5/9/18: County Sues Big Pharma for Overmarketing Opioids

4/30/2018: 2 Probationers Face Drug Charges After Arrests

4/18/2018: County Captures State Awards for Communication

11/7/17: Conversation continues about Opioid Epidemic

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


5/10/18, San Francisco Chronicle: Marin County says new opioid overdose tracking program shows progress

5/10/18, KTVU: Opioid epidemic sweeps Marin County

5/10/18, KQED: Top State Lawmaker: California Prisons Must Do More to Reduce Inmate Drug Overdoses

5/9/18, San Francisco Chronicle: California counties join nationwide lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

5/9/18, San Rafael Patch: Marin Sues Big Pharma For Overmarketing Opioids

5/9/18, Marin Independent Journal: Marin joining lawsuit against opioid drug companies

5/8/18, New York Times: Needle by Needle, A Heroin Crisis Grips California’s Rural North

​4/21/2018, San Francisco Chronicle: Marin health officials test new way to track opioid overdoses

4/12/2018, Marin Independent Journal:Marin County initiative to address opioid abuse gains steam

2/14/18, Public CEO: RxSafe Marin Is Saving Lives from the Opioid Epidemic

12/19/17, San Rafael Patch: Volunteers Needed to Help Clean Up Marin

11/20/17, San Rafael Patch: RxSafe Marin Discusses Opioid Epidemic During Forum

10/27/17, San Rafael Patch:  Marin Addresses Opioid Epidemic

10/23/17, PublicNow.com: Be Rx Safe! Rid Your Homes of Unneeded Meds!

5/5/17, Marin Independent Journal: Marin drug take-back event nets 548 pounds of prescription drugs

5/3/17, Marinscope.com: Marin not free of opioid problem

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


2018: Communication Award – Design and Graphics – Know the Risks Infographic – California Association of Public Information Officers
2017: Heart of Marin Award – Center for Volunteer of Nonprofit Leadership - Excellence in Innovation
2017: Recognition in Innovation – California State Association of Counties 
2017: County of Marin Inny Award – Recognition in Innovation
2016: Innovation Award – Let’s Get Healthy California: Lowering the Cost of Healthcare - California Department of Public Health
2016: Recognition of Achievement – Marin Medical Society (before the merger with SF)

2016: Let's Get Healthy California: Innovation Winner

2015: CVNL Heart of Marin Award Nominee: Excellence in Innovation
2015: CHCF Mentoring Grant Awardee: RxSafe Marin Receives Mentoring Grant 


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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