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Webcast: Promoting Safe Medication Use and Storage with the Alliance for Aging Research and UpAndAway

Infographic on children and medication poisoning.


November 4, 2014
12:30-1:30 PM ET




Kait Reinert

Promoting Safe Medication Use and Storage
Overview of Policy & Education Efforts


Medicine safe storage education used to focus primarily on parents of babies and toddlers, but new data shows that of the nearly 70,000 young children who visit the ER each year after getting in to medicines left within reach, approximately 38% of the time, that medicine belonged to a grandparent.

This webcast will focus on medicine storage education specifically for seniors and the communities who serve them. The webcast aims to inform and engage collaborators and stakeholders in the senior health/aging space around the issue of safe medicine storage and disposal, both to keep young grandchildren safe from accidental medicine poisoning and abuse, and to protect curious teens from accessible medicines that can be abused. Tips for medicine adherence will also be addressed.


Sue Peschin, MHS
President & CEO
Alliance for Aging Research

Dan Budnitz, MD, MPH
CDC Medication Safety Program
UpAndAway Campaign

Kate Carr
President & CEO
Safe Kids Worldwide

Stephen Pasierb
President & CEO
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Marcia Lee Taylor
Senior Vice President, Director of Gov Affairs
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Emily Skor
Executive Director
CHPA Educational Foundation

Rebecca Burkholder
Vice President, Health Policy
National Consumers League

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