Scott H Silverman recently appeared on KPBS to promote awareness Of “National Take Back Day,” which was Saturday, October 23rd.
Since 2010, “Take Back Day” has removed 7,000 tons of medications from circulation.
“This is a great day that only happens a couple times a year during which you can take a look at what’s in your medicine cabinet and dispose of it,” said Scott
To watch Scott’s entire feature on KPBS, click here.
For more information or to sign up for reminders and find a location near you, visit: DEATakeBack.com.
International Overdose Awareness Day is on Tuesday, August 31st, and it's time we brought more attention to this deadly epidemic.
Scott H. Silverman was featured this weekend in the Times of San Diego newspaper.
Per Scott, "the number one weapon we have for fighting substance use disorder is education. Talk to your children. Start them young. Make sure they know exactly how harmful drugs can be and how easily an accidental overdose can occur."
Read the full article here.
Last week, Scott did another segment on Fox 2 Detroit to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription medications and warn viewers that some of these dangers might already be inside our homes.
Scott cited the CDC study that showed over 20,000 opiate overdoses through September of 2020, which was a 28% increase from last year, and the numbers been skyrocketing for several years running.
Watch the entire segment here.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Hundreds of people are dying around the country due to a nationwide epidemic, the opioid crisis. Watch the entire segment here.
In San Diego County, opioids are the leading cause of overdose deaths compared to any drug. County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar joined us to discuss the details of how the county is addressing the crisis here in San Diego.
Furthermore, pharmaceutical giant “Purdue Pharma” has offered to pay up to $12 billion to settle opioid lawsuits.
More than 2,000 claims were filed against the company, all which state, it is responsible for the opioid epidemic. The offer to settle would require the family that owns Purdue Pharma to give up all ownership of the company, and then declare bankruptcy.
The trial is scheduled for October 2019.
This comes after an Oklahoma judge ordered drug manufacturer “Johnson and Johnson” to pay $572 million for fueling the opioid crisis in a landmark decision.
Former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre and local drug addiction expert Scott Silverman joined us on San Diego People to discuss these issues.