Twice a year the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts National Drug Take Back Day all across the country in an effort to encourage Americans to properly dispose of their unwanted, unused, or expired medications. This Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., thousands of sites nationwide will be open for the collection of medicine from American households.
CHPA released the following statement in response to the CDC Viewpoints article titled, “Prevention of Unintentional Medication Overdose Among Children,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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CHPA released the following statement in response to an article in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, which reported a decline in emergency department visits for unsupervised medication exposures in young children.
The CHPA Educational Foundation is dedicated to helping consumers lead happier, healthier lives by providing information and guidance on how to safely use, store, and dispose of OTC medicines, dietary supplements, and consumer medical devices.
Up and Away reminds families of the importance of safe medicine storage to prevent young children from accidentally getting into medicine. It is led by the CDC and the CHPA Educational Foundation, in partnership with the PROTECT Initiative.