National Poison Prevention Week
Public awareness to prevent prescription drug overdoses by locking up medications.
National Poison Prevention Week was established by the U.S. Congress in 1961 to focus national attention on the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.
100 people die from drug overdoses every day in the United States and prescription drug abuse remains an epidemic. This may be happening every day in our community, in our schools, in our workplaces, and maybe even in our homes. Protect your family and be aware of medications available in your home and environment. You can save life by locking up your prescription drugs. Make a difference and take action to reduce prescription drug abuse. A locked box is all it takes! For more information, visit the Wichita Mountains Prevention Network at http://www.wmpn.org.”
In case of a poison emergency, contact your local poison center at 1-800-222-1222.