Friday, October 28, 2011

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Supports the Drug Enforcement Administration's Nationwide Prescription "Drug Take-Back Day"

PR Newswire (Chicago, IL) October 27, 2011

"In a nationwide effort to prevent medication abuse and diversion by ridding homes of unwanted and unnecessary prescription drugs, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) is again supporting the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day taking place on Saturday, October 29.
'Unused prescription medicines that remain in homes can be misused or abused if they get in the wrong hands of children, family or friends,' said Allan Korn, M.D., BCBSA senior vice president and chief medical officer. 'The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies nationwide continue to make patient safety a healthcare priority and we encourage all Americans to take part in this nationwide event to help curb the prescription drug abuse epidemic. We commend the DEA's efforts of providing a safe and easy way for Americans to dispose of their unnecessary prescription drugs.'" Read More

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