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APhA-ASP prepare Poison Information Packets

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Eight student members of the Duquesne University chapter of APhA-ASP partnered with the Allegheny County Pharmacist Association on February 18 2014 to stuff packets of poison prevention information to distribute to local pharmacies and children's startup programs throughout Allegheny County. The packets included Mr. Yuk stickers, checklists of common household items that are poisonous, and other information about poison prevention. Over 350 packets were made to distribute to families throughout the county. This was in preparation of National Poison Prevention Week, which is the third week of March, annually. Student Pharmacists and pharmacists have been instrument in providing information to help reduce the risk of childhood poisonings. Everyone should remember the National Poison Hotline telephone number, 1-800-222.1222. For more information regarding poisonings and poison prevention, contact the American Association of Poison Control Centers (www.aapcc.org)

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Mylan School of Pharmacy