Tag: american medicine chest challenge

  • New regulations to help curb prescription drug abuse nationwide

    Posted 9/10/2014 by Angelo M. Valente

    I am pleased to report that on Monday, the federal government opened up a new front in the struggle against opiate abuse. According to The Washington Post, hospitals, pharmacies, and other medical facilities will be allow to collect unused, unwanted, and expired prescription drugs.

  • Step 5 of 5: Talk to your kids

    Posted 12/4/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    We now come to the end of our five week journey through the American Medicine Chest Challenge 5 Steps. We learned a lot along the way about prescription drug abuse and safe storage and disposal of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription medication.

  • Step 4 of 5: Take your medicine as prescribed & don't share

    Posted 11/27/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Tomorrow, as families throughout the country gather to share a meal of Thanksgiving, it is very appropriate that today’s blog be dedicated to Step 4 of the American Medicine Chest Challenge 5 Steps, which is to take your medicine as prescribed and don’t share your medicine with others. There are three main reasons why sharing prescriptions could be problematic.

  • Step 3 of 5: Dispose of your prescription drugs

    Posted 11/20/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    We are more than halfway through our five-week journey through the American Medicine Chest Challenge 5 Steps. This week, we will talk about Step 3, which is to dispose of your unused, unwanted and expired medicine at an American Medicine Chest Challenge site.

  • Step 2 of 5: Secure your Medicine Chest

    Posted 11/13/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    The American Medicine Chest Challenge National Day of Awareness was met with great success last Saturday. We couldn’t be happier with the response we received, but it’s important to remember that the National Day of Awareness is merely the conversation starter.

  • Step 1 of 5: Take Inventory

    Posted 11/6/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    The American Medicine Chest Challenge’s National Day of Awareness is this Saturday, November 9. Communities all over the United States will be disposing of their unused, unwanted, or expired medications in an effort to stop prescription drug abuse once and for all.

  • You could be a drug dealer and not even know it

    Posted 10/30/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Over the past four years the American Medicine Chest Challenge has become the largest non-governmental public health response to the epidemic of prescription drug abuse. And, today that response continued as we gathered with law enforcement and the medical community at the Do No Harm symposium – a meeting to discuss solutions to the epidemic of prescription frug abuse.

  • New Jersey Ranks #11 in Fewest Overdose Deaths

    Posted 10/9/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Congratulations fellow New Jerseyians! According to a new report Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic , we have the 11th lowest drug overdose mortality rate in the entire United States.

  • "The Situation's" Situation

    Posted 9/11/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    In a recent article in the Huffington Post, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, of Jersey Shore fame, opened up about his battle with prescription drug addiction. During his stint on Dancing with the Stars, Sorrentino suffered an injury for which he was prescribed a medication.

  • 5 Simple Steps to Eliminating Rx Abuse

    Posted 7/31/2013 by Angelo M. Valente

    Wycoff is a beautiful suburban town in Bergen County, New Jersey. The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey has enjoyed many years of cooperation with the Wycoff, mayor and council, school board, and police department and it is the very last place you’d expect to be the latest battle front in the constant struggle against prescription drug abuse.

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