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2011-11-21 09:30:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the winter travel season approaches, the American Pharmacists Association encourages consumers to talk with their pharmacist about their medications before they pack their bags. This will help ensure each person knows the best way to pack their medications, what to do if the medication is lost and anything to be aware of with travel and the medication. The short conversation could save each person a lot of holiday trouble further down...

2011-11-03 03:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians, a national sponsor of the American Medicine Chest Challenge, is educating the public about safe disposal of expired, unused and unwanted medications in order to reduce the likelihood of drug abuse or accidental overdose. A recent...

2011-10-27 12:37:00

Nationwide effort aims to clear homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused, and unwanted prescriptions drugs CHICAGO, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --In a nationwide effort to prevent medication abuse and diversion by ridding homes of unwanted and unnecessary prescription drugs, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is again supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day taking place on Saturday, October 29....

2011-10-27 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI) has joined with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative, an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse by collecting and disposing of expired or unused medications. Jo-Ellen Abou Nader, president of NADDI's Missouri chapter -- the newest and 21st state affiliate -- said it's a life-or-death issue: "Accidental prescription...

2011-10-26 11:03:00

Oct. 29 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania State Police will accept unwanted, expired and unused prescription drugs this Saturday, Oct. 29, as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. "The purpose of 'Drug Take Back Day' is to raise awareness of the problem with prescription-drug abuse and give consumers an opportunity to safely discard of unused, unwanted and expired prescription drugs," State...

2011-10-13 13:46:00

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of a nationwide effort to prevent medication abuse, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware (BCBSD) is supporting National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and taking place on Saturday, October 29. "Unused prescription medicines that remain in homes can be misused or abused if they are not handled properly," said Paul Kaplan, M.D., BCBSD Vice President and Chief...

2011-10-07 12:00:00

On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) October 07, 2011 On October 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the...

2011-09-20 07:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to new government data that shows drug deaths now outnumber traffic fatalities in the United States, Promises Treatment Centers of Los Angeles and Malibu have stepped up efforts to deal to deal with the core of the problem: prescription narcotic overdoses, particularly among young people. Drugs exceeded motor vehicle accidents as a cause of death in 2009, killing at least 37,485 people nationwide, according to preliminary data from...

2011-09-16 07:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The American Medical Association and specialty medical groups for Pediatrics (AAP), Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and Medical Students (AMSA), the Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH) and other public health experts called on trade officials to reverse course and protect health, as the U.S. and eight other Pacific Rim nations gathered this week in Chicago for talks on a new Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade...

2011-09-09 07:00:00

NEXIUM® Prescription Benefit cards now made available online at nexiumsupport.ca To view the Enriched Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/sti/sti-enables-astrazeneca-to-allow-ongoing-choice-for HALIFAX, Sept. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca Canada Inc., has introduced a new NEXIUM® Patient Support program designed to give physicians and pharmacists the ability to take cost out of the equation in...