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July News Release - Passport 55 presents "Adult Meducation"


NEWS RELEASE - July 6, 2015 - Contact:  Betty S. Weemes, 787.5117


Have you been med-u-cated recently? Come join us for this month’s Passport 55 program on Thursday, July 16th at 10:00 am, Roby Adult Center for “Adult Meducation-Prescription Drug Abuse.” Alan Corley, DPh, owner/manager of Corley’s Pharmacy and Corley Pharmacy Solutions will present this important educational session. Assisting with the program will be students from ETSU Gatton College of Pharmacy.


Photo:  Alan Corley

Prescription drug use is on the rise in the United States. With that comes an increase in abuse and misuse, especially among the elderly, as they are more likely to be taking prescription medications.

Drug misuse and abuse in the elderly is of special concern because it can cause cognitive and physical impairment—putting this population at greater risk for falls, motor vehicle accidents, and making them generally less able to care for their daily needs.
 
Some of the topics that will be addressed during this informative session are prescription fraud, “Doctor shopping,” internet pharmacies, sharing prescriptions, safe storage of drugs that are most likely to be abused and the proper disposal of prescription drugs.

Passport 55 is a health-related, free program, open to the public as a community service.  It is presented the third Thursday of each month at Roby Adult Center, 203 College Street by Laughlin Memorial Hospital in partnership with the Center.

For additional information, contact the Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787.5117.