Opioid Overdoses Remain Elevated During COVID-19 Pandemic in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A health advisory issued yesterday by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) offers preventive strategies for prescribers and prescription drug dispensers across the state to address increased opioid overdoses since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although suspected overdose numbers have decreased since May, rates remain 50 percent higher than this time last year. The […]

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DHEC/SDOC COVID-19 Numbers Update

DHEC announced 664 new confirmed cases and 43 new probable cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, 16 additional confirmed deaths and 3 new probable deaths. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 139,021, probable cases to 3,686, confirmed deaths to 3,097, and 182 probable deaths. Five new cases were confirmed in Oconee County; ten were confirmed in Pickens […]

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Tactical Medical Solutions LLC Expanding Operations in Anderson County

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Tactical Medical Solutions LLC, a global leading developer and manufacturer of pre-hospital medical products and patient simulators, today announced plans to expand operations in Anderson County. The company’s more than $1.7 million investment is projected to create 21 new jobs. Founded in 2003, Tactical Medical Solutions LLC supplies customized kits and emergency response supplies to support federal agencies, law enforcement and […]

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Local COVID-19 Testing Opportunities

Free COVID-19 Tests with no appointment or referral necessary are also being given today from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm at the Seneca Health Department, as well as the Blue Ridge Community Center. Today and tomorrow at Oconee Memorial Hospital and Rosa Clark Medical Center, COVID-19 tests will be given for those patients who have a doctor’s referral. Get more […]

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DHEC Offers Free STD/HIV Testing, Free Webinars during Inaugural PrEP Awareness Week

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Free STD/HIV testing and educational webinars are part of PrEP Awareness Week initiatives aimed at increasing awareness about pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a pill that can help greatly reduce HIV infection if an individual is exposed to the virus. Approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012, PrEP is a daily pill for use by people […]

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