Navigation Links
National Community Pharmacists Association and Purdue Pharma Urge Americans to Safeguard Rx Medicines This Holiday Season
Date:12/5/2012

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During the busy holiday celebrations and social gatherings Americans will welcome many visitors in their homes...and some into their medicine cabinet. Unused and easily accessible medicines have the potential to be misused and abused by anyone entering the home – including teens and young adults. Seventy percent of people age 12 and older who abused prescription pain relievers say they got them from a friend or relative.1

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100921/NY67262 )

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and Purdue Pharma L.P. are working together to remind parents, grandparents, and other family members about simple – yet important – steps that can be taken to protect prescription medicines this holiday season through their national educational initiative, Safeguard My Meds.

"As a pharmacist and mother, I understand how critical it is to keep prescription medicines from falling into the wrong hands," said Michele Belcher R.Ph, third vice president of the National Community Pharmacists Association. "Every day more than 2,500 teenagers abuse prescription medication for the first time. Proper storage and disposal of prescription medicines in the home can play a vital role in preventing misuse and abuse."2 

A national survey showed an overwhelming majority of Americans (94%) understand it is extremely or very important to safely store and dispose of prescription medicine, however, many aren't doing enough to protect their medicines:3

  • More than two-thirds (68%) indicated they keep prescription medicine in an unlocked cabinet, closet or drawer in their household.
  • Respondents most frequently said they store prescription medicine in the bathroom (53%) and kitchen (49%) – two potentia
    '/>"/>

SOURCE Purdue Pharma L.P.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Maroon 5 Lead Singer Adam Levine and Shire Announce "The Own It Project," Encouraging Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder to Tell Their Stories Through a National Contest
2. Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron Attracts Nationally Known Speakers For Conference on Value-driven Engineering, April 23-24
3. Pharmaceutical Industry Service Company Awarded The UKs Most Prestigious Business Accolade in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in International Trade
4. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Encourages Investors Who Suffered Substantial Losses Investing in Chelsea Therapeutics International, Ltd. to Contact the Firm
5. Latest Findings in Breastfeeding Science Presented at Medelas 7th International Breastfeeding and Lactation Symposium
6. SurgLine International, Inc. Launches A Wholly Owned Operating Subsidiary To Pursue Cost Containment Strategies
7. Fuse Science Partners With GNC To Open National Distribution Of EnerJel™
8. Foundation for Managed Care Pharmacy (FMCP) Presents Awards for 2012 National P&T Competition and Best Posters
9. Nearly 300 Medical Device, Healthcare Professionals Attend First National Conference on Value-driven Engineering
10. WAISMANN METHOD® Director Encourages Public to Participate in National Take-Back Day
11. International Drug & Explosives Detection Company IDenta Corp. Releases Information to OTC markets.
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE: ... has approved a share repurchase program. The open-ended authorization ... of Mallinckrodt plc ordinary shares. "Funding ... top priorities as we continue to pursue a range ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to ... as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the ... AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, and Amgen throughout the course of his ... "Scott is a nationally recognized thought leader ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Bio-Techne Corporation (NASDAQ: ... the first member of the new Simple Plex platform ... This launch represents the re-branding of the previously acquired ... Plex platform is a transformative immunoassay technology which integrates ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 2Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 3Mallinckrodt plc Announces Share Repurchase Program 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 2Bio-Techne Launches Simple Plex Platform 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... is a seasoned and trusted leader who consistently delivers trendy ... have it lead the wedding dress industry into the future. ... for the global market. , “The CEO of VogueQueen is ... on continuing the goal of operational excellence and giving back ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 23, 2015 AngelWeddingDress, the ... of 2015 maternity wedding dresses. View website ... are looking for maternity wedding dresses online for a ... gowns with high quality for them. Its maternity wedding ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand ... Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis ... litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, ... January 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Joan Lunden, award-winning American journalist, ... the upcoming 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference ... Resource®, LLC (PER®) , shares that “a fast-growing, virulent” ... if she had not followed up her clean mammogram ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, Inc. ... therapy machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific body ... introduced the most progressive and easy to use patented cold ... post-operative and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. IsoComforter ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:VogueQueen Unveils New Designs of Prom Dresses for 2015 2Health News:AngelWeddingDress Has Recently Released Its Collection Of 2015 Maternity Wedding Dresses 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 2Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 3Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 4Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 5Health News:Joan Lunden Reveals Diagnostic Approach That Led To Early Detection;To Keynote 32nd Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference® 6Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2
... Saddleback Church Event Works to Bring Together Presidential ... for Conversation on HIV/AIDS Crisis, LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 15 ... candidates to confirm,participation at the third annual Global Summit on AIDS ... Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif.,and hosted by pastor and "The ...
... New clinical standards on the treatment of patients with ... review of all available literature. , The ... research and systematic review literature from 1983 to 2006, ... the American Thoracic Societys American Journal of Respiratory and ...
... & more for those with disabilities at Rehabilitystores.com, ... store at http://www.rehabilitystores.com offers thousands of,unique ... the aging and,their families. More than a store ... the lifestyle of those who,also happen to be ...
... DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 15 In ... Club, died during cosmetic surgery.,More recently, Dr. ... died following,cosmetic surgery. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071115/LATH040 ... are NO medical,reasons for cosmetic surgery. Therefore, ...
... You,ll never have to get into a,cold bed again ... not to,get too heated up by all of the ... individual,customization, there are more options to choose from than ... Comfort House,( http://www.comforthouse.com ). Gornstein evaluates dozens of new ...
... Understanding people usually,eat more and drink more ... Strike It Healthy(TM) System that only takes minutes ... and beverage consumption, including,their fiber and cholesterol intake. ... and fitness expert,founded Strike It Healthy(TM) Weight and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sen. Clinton First to Confirm Participation at Global Summit on AIDS and the Church: 2Health News:Sen. Clinton First to Confirm Participation at Global Summit on AIDS and the Church: 3Health News:Cystic Fibrosis foundation lays out new treatment guidelines 2Health News:Cystic Fibrosis foundation lays out new treatment guidelines 3Health News:Online Shopping For Those with Disabilities and the Aging 2Health News:'Donde West Death Highlights Unnecessary Risk of General Anesthesia for Cosmetic Surgery,' Asserts Dr. Friedberg 2Health News:What's New in Electric Blankets and Heated Mattress Pads 2Health News:It Only Takes Minutes a Day to Strike It Healthy for the Holidays, Expert Says 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: