Month: April 2016

National Drug Take-Back is Saturday, April 30

DEA event has resulted in safe collection and destruction of 2,762 tons of unused prescription drugs Get ready to raid your medicine chests: Saturday, April 30, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at a location near you! Medicines that languish in home storage are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse…

Latest Consumer Connection Magazine Highlights New Medical Marijuana Bureau

The first issue of 2016 is out, and it’s packed with great information. Last year, the passage of the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act added another new regulatory entity—the Bureau of Medical Marijuana Regulation—under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA). Although it doesn’t officially open its doors until 2018, the…

13 Years Later: Drop in Flame Retardants in California Breast Milk

Flame retardant chemicals and breast milk may not seem related, but they are in the Golden State. What’s the connection? A series of bills created to keep Californians healthy. In 2003, Assembly Bill 302 was signed by Governor Gray Davis. The bill prohibited the  manufacturing, processing, or distribution of a product in California that contained more than…

Contraceptives Are Now Available From Pharmacists Without a Prescription

SACRAMENTO – The California State Board of Pharmacy announces that California’s protocol is now in effect, permitting pharmacists to furnish self-administered hormonal contraception to women without a prescription. Read the entire news release here.  

Children’s Vision Coalition: Comprehensive Eye Exam Requirement for School-Age Kids

One in four school-age children suffers from vision problems. Although vision screenings done at schools help identify those kids, the screenings miss one in three with significant vision and eye health problems, according to the National Commission on Vision and Health. Also, 40 percent of the kids identified with vision problems do not receive follow-up…

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