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June 20, 2007 —
Last week, Senator Joe Biden introduced a Senate resolution to designate August 2007 as "National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month" to encourage parents to educate themselves and to talk to their teens about the dangers of medicine abuse. The senator says:
"We can't just put a lock on the medicine cabinet and think our children and teens will be safe. Over-the-counter and prescription drugs are too easy and cheap to come by. Teens are misinformed if they think 'legal' drugs are safe in any dose and when not prescribed by a doctor. They are flat wrong and we've got to do a better job teaching kids and parents about the dangers of medicine abuse."
I couldn't agree more. I hope you will all join us now to learn about the dangers of cough medicine abuse, and help us make an extra effort in August to spread the word about how to prevent this abuse.