Becky Savage is the Founder of 525 Foundation. She lost two of her children to the opioid crisis and shares her story with Brian Wilson, host of the new podcast series “Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope”. Read more about the interview and find links to the podcast here.
Solving the Problem of Drug Disposal
Most Americans inadvertently keep expired medication in their medicine cabinetsIn fact, surveys indicate that the average length of time an American holds on to unused prescription medication is three years – that’s 1,095 days that it could pose a danger to you, members of your household and visitors to your home. Understand the risks of toxicity. Read more on the risks of keeping expired medication in your medicine cabinet.
Accidental medication poisoning in children is still possible despite child resistant packaging. According to statistics provided by Safe Kids Worldwide every 9 minutes a child is admitted to an emergency room in the US suffering symptoms of accidental medication poisoning. Read more about how child resistant caps may not be enough to stop your child from accessing medication and ending up in the emergency room.