Blue Cross Shares Drug Safety Tips on Facebook Live

Iabaqc66 400x400 300x300BATON ROUGE – As families continue to spend more time in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana urges everyone to be aware of medication safety.

To share tips from experts, Blue Cross will host Drug Safety at Home, a Facebook Live event, at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 30. They will explain why it’s important to secure your medications and how you can safely get rid of unused or expired prescriptions. Their tips can help you keep your family safe by preventing drug misuse, abuse or overdose.

You can send in questions on the Blue Cross Facebook page ahead of the event or while watching live. They will answer questions as time permits.

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WHAT: Drug Safety at Home (a Facebook Live event)

WHO: Hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 30 at noon

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WHERE: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Facebook page

Through a partnership with the Louisiana Attorney General’s office, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and local law enforcement agencies, Blue Cross has placed secure drug drop boxes in every region of the state. These boxes are available year-round for secure drug disposal. Visit Blue Cross’ prescription drug safety site to find a drop box near you.

Louisianians who are concerned about drug safety should ask their healthcare providers or pharmacists for advice. Other drug safety resources include:

  • The U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention’s medication safety information page
  • The American Association of Poison Control Centers
  • The National Poison Control Hotline, 1-800-222-1222

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