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Experts offer tips on child medicine safety
April 23, 2013

April 2013…Hope Partnership for Education and Healthy NewsWorks recently cohosted a community event focused on increasing public awareness of child medicine safety. The event, entitled USING MEDICINE: KEEPING OUR KIDS SAFE, took place April 10 at the R.W. Brown Community Center in North Philadelphia.

A panel of experts offered important safety tips about using, storing, and disposing of medicines to the parents and community members in attendance.

The panel included Steven L. Sheaffer, Pharm.D., Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; Kristin Cam, M.D., attending dermatologist at Jefferson Dermatology Associates and A.I. Dupont Hospital for Children; and Mary K. Green, R.N., M.S.N., Public Health Nurse at Eleventh Street Family Health Center and Assistant Clinical Professor, Drexel University College of Nursing.

This event was part of Healthy NewsWorks’ Understanding Medicine project supported by a grant from the American Medical Association Foundation. This health education program engages student reporters to write articles for their school newspaper explaining what medicines are and how they are beneficial when taken as prescribed.

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