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.
Ann Hamlin was recently interview by host Brian Wilson for the new podcast series “Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope” about the opioid crisis and how the public should view the issue of drug disposal. Read more about the interview and find links to the podcast here.
In 2013 the Veterans Administration launched their Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI), the first of several system-wide initiatives undertaken by the VA to address opioid overuse. The VA recognized the growing problems rooted in the unique set of circumstances faced by veterans including the fact that veterans are 40% more likely than the general population to suffer from chronic severe pain. Simultaneously, many veterans also deal with emotional issues related to battle experience. Read more about how the Veterans Administration initiatives have helped veterans fight addiction.
Dr. Ed Rudnic was recently interviewed by radio talk show host Brian Wilson on Opioids: Hidden Dangers, New Hope Podcast Series. Brian introduces Dr. Rudnic and asks him to explain crosslinking polymers, the chemical compounds that would one day be called DisposeRx. Read More