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NABP Unveils Relaunch of AWARErx.org
Date:3/25/2011

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) today announced the relaunch of its AWARxE™ Web site to provide consumers seeking information on prescription drug abuse and medication safety with inviting, easy-to-read, and timely content. As the primary communication vehicle of the AWARxE consumer protection program, AWARErx.org aims to help consumers become aware of what they can do to protect their families, friends, and communities.

The refreshed AWARErx.org site features:

  • Medication safety tips pages that can be printed and used as guidelines for safely obtaining, administering, and monitoring over-the-counter and prescription drugs, including guidelines specific to seniors and children
  • Current information on the April 30, 2011 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) drug take-back event and properly disposing of unused, unwanted prescription medications
  • Facts from the latest reports and links to resources about prescription drug misuse and abuse, counterfeit medications, and buying medicine online
  • Information on counterfeit drugs and safely buying medicine online

In addition, the "Ask Your Pharmacist" page aims to help patients understand that pharmacists can assist with a variety of medication related issues, including answering questions about their medications, performing medication reviews, and collaborating with physicians to optimize drug therapy. All AWARErx.org materials encourage consumers to use medications safely by following their doctor's instructions and talking with their ph
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