TTU and POP Focus on Detering Abuse of Controlled Substances Prescribed For Animals

 

 

  Cookeville, Tennessee, June 24, 2020 Tennessee Technological University and Power of Putnam announced today that they received a collaborative grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation; a not-for-profit charitable organization focused on supporting health-related causes that enrich the global community as part of its Opioid Resource Grant Program.

The grant will enable Tennessee Tech and Power of Putnam to bring the resources of the University and the Community Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition together in a focused effort to deter people from abusing controlled substances prescribed for animals.

Power of Putnam Director Bill Gibson said, “We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with Dr. Steven Seiler and a very dedicated team at Tennessee Tech as well as the many concerned Veterinary Professionals serving this area, to address the very dangerous situation that arises when individuals consume medications that were prescribed and intended for animal use only”.

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