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  • Saturday, October 24 is DEA National Prescription Take Back Day
    by Charlie on October 22, 2020 at 9:06 am

    Locate a Collection Site Near You and participate in the National Prescription Take Back Day sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday October 24.  Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows The post Saturday, October 24 is DEA National Prescription Take Back Day appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • “This October, BeMedWise Launches 35th Annual Talk About Your Medicines Month”
    by Charlie on October 9, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    Press Release The post “This October, BeMedWise Launches 35th Annual Talk About Your Medicines Month” appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • Clashing medications can put older adults at risk, but many haven’t had a pharmacist check for safety concerns
    by Charlie on October 7, 2020 at 9:13 am

    University of MichiganNational Poll on Healthy Aging shows only 29% of adults who take five or more prescription drugs have had a comprehensive medication review.  Learn more from BeMedWise about Older Adults and Polypharmacy and download Juggling Multiple Medications? The post Clashing medications can put older adults at risk, but many haven’t had a pharmacist check for safety concerns appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • Can people with low literacy easily access accurate info about COVID-19?
    by Charlie on September 21, 2020 at 8:53 am

    Nothing is more important during a pandemic than ensuring that the public consistently receives accurate information that they can understand. But even government websites designed with the intent to reach people with low literacy levels appear to be falling short of their guidelines for accessible text, according to an August research letter in JAMA Network Open. The post Can people with low literacy easily access accurate info about COVID-19? appeared first on BeMedwise.

  • FakeRx: Counterfeit Drugs in the Era of COVID-19
    by Charlie on September 3, 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Join the National Consumers League to learn more about resources to protect yourself and your community against the risks of purchasing counterfeit drugs. Learn from experts about the consequences of counterfeit drugs, and the heightened risk presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. October 28, 2020 at 1:00PM Eastern Time The post FakeRx: Counterfeit Drugs in the Era of COVID-19 appeared first on BeMedwise.

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