What’s in Your Medicine Cabinet?
Bring your unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medicines to 5o1 Pharmacy between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Protect Kids. Protect Overdoses.
According to Safe Kids North Carolina, every year in North Carolina, some 200 children die from accidental injuries and another 45,000 visit a doctor’s office for treatment of such injuries.
National Poison Prevention Week is March 18-24, 2018
Poisoning is the #1 cause of injury-related death in the U.S., according to the National Poisoning Prevention Council, and more than two million poisonings are reported to poison centers each year across the country. Young people are the most likely to be poisoned, with children under age six accounting for half of all poison exposures.
This year’s National Poison Prevention Week takes place on March 18-24, 2018. The week raises awareness about the burden of poisoning in the U.S. and highlights the specific ways to prevent it.
One of the ways you can help prevent accidental poisoning is by making sure you do not have unused or expired medicine in your medicine cabinet or at your house. That is why we wanted to host an event where you can safely dispose of your unused and expired medications.
We look forward to seeing you at 501 Pharmacy on March 21, 2018, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
About Safe Kids Chatham County
Safe Kids Chatham County is led by UNC Health Care Trauma Program, which provides dedicated and caring staff, operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe. Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops, and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.