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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)

Mylan School of Pharmacy

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.