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The Pandemic Increases Prescription Drug Use, but Can

The Pandemic Increases Prescription Drug Use, but Can Lead to More Substance Abuse

By: Nickolaus Hayes   During the pandemic, more people are taking drugs for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Coronavirus health concerns, job loss, social isolation, returning to work, or looking for a job, force many Americans to turn to medication. Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants, and sleep medication have risen during the pandemic. The health research firm IQVIA released data saying the number of anti-anxiety drug prescriptions rose 10.2%, and anti-depressant ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: August 2020

Berthoud Fire Calls: August 2020

Incident Report August 1-2 Saturday, August 1 Squad 61 dispatched to the TPC Golf Course Clubhouse for a medical assist. TVEMS assumed patient care and cleared Squad 61 from the scene. Engine 61 dispatched to the area of Weld County Road 7 and Weld County Road 46 for a patient with breathing problems. The patient was removed from the vehicle and loaded into the ambulance for transport. The vehicle was secured. Sunday, August 2 Engine 61 dispatched to the 4100 block of S Garfield Avenue ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Blotter: August 2020

Berthoud Police Blotter: August 2020

August 1 - 2 Saturday, August 1 Rally / Counter-Protest: Several people planned a Black Lives Matter rally at Fickel Park. Several counter-protesters gathered across the street. For the most part it was peaceful except for the volley of insults going back and forth. A teenager on the BLM side with a bullhorn made sure people were following the rules and cleaning up after themselves. Great Job! Vehicle Crash / Private Property: Mountain Avenue, a driver backed into another vehicle at ... Full Story