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12 - January 6, 2012 | Salem Community Patriot

A Healthy New Year’s Resolution From Your Pharmacist: Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet

submitted by the American Pharmacists Association As the New Year begins, and healthy resolutions are made, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) is encouraging Americans to clean out their medicine cabinets. Pharmacists recommend patients clean out their medicine cabinets once a year to dispose of all the unused and expired medications that accumulated over the previous year. This once a year tradition will help keep everyone safe and healthy. Unused medications have the potential to be abused and misused and expired medications can lose their potency thus reducing or providing no value to the condition being treated. “Over the course of a year, we can accumulate many medications to treat colds, headaches and infections, as well as more serious conditions,” stated Thomas Menighan, CEO and Executive Vice President, APhA. “These medications play an important role in helping patients obtain better health and wellness, but if we do not store and dispose of them properly, they can become a hazard. When they fall into the wrong hands, these medications have the potential to be abused, and if improperly disposed of, they can harm wildlife, pets and other people. Make sure to talk to your pharmacist about the best storage of medications in your household, the

New Hampshire Presidential Primary Election

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length of time a medication should be kept and the efficacy of that medication past its expiration date.” Prescription drug abuse is the Nation’s fastest-growing drug problem. While there has been a marked decrease in the use of some illegal drugs like cocaine, data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), show that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and over, who used drugs for the first time in 2009, began by using a prescription drugs non-medically. The National Institute on Drug Abuse tells us that every day in the US, an average of 2,000 teenagers use prescription medication for the first time without a physician’s guidance. The same NSDUH survey found that over 70 percent of people who abused prescription pain relievers got them from friends or relatives. Tips for Storing and Cleaning Out Your Medicine Cabinet or Other Medication Storage Areas: • Medications should be stored in a secured area - up, away and out of sight of children and teenagers - that has low humidity, a stable temperature and adequate lighting.

• Check the date on everything in your medicine cabinet and dispose of anything that has passed the expiration date.

• Dispose of anything you have not used in the past 12 months or that you no longer need. Do not share medications with others.

• Dispose of medicines that are no longer in their original container, have changed color or odor, or that can no longer be identified.

• Do not flush unused or expired medications and do not pour them down a sink or drain. They should be disposed of properly in the household trash or through your community’s medication disposal program, when available. Talk to your pharmacist or visit www. for tips on how to properly dispose of your medications. About the American Pharmacists Association The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852

as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 (c)(6) organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States.

Salemhaven Donates to Children of Salem Family Resources

submitted by Cindy Jury, Salem Family Resources A generous donation from Salemhaven residents will benefit the children of Salem Family Resources. The donation was made possible by the sale of hand-made mittens and teddy bears by Glenna MacMartin, a resident of Salemhaven. The surprise donation was hand delivered during a visit from Santa to The Learning Cooperative Preschool of Salem Family Resources and truly added magic to the occasion for all.

Salemhaven residents were thanked for their kindness and generosity at their weekly social with trays of homemade treats from Anne Fichera of Salem Family Resources. More information about all programs of Salem

Family Resources-Success By 6 is available at www. and by contact at info@salemfamil or 898-5493.

Salem Family Resources Executive Director Cindy Jury thanks Salemhaven residents,

represented by (left) Jeannette Harvey (center), Grace Yebba and (right) Gerri Mills for their donation to children in Te Learning Cooperative Preschool of Salem Family Resources.

Senior Center Donates Hand-Made Hats and Scarves to Children

submitted by Cindy Jury, Salem Family Resources- Success By 6 The Salem Senior Center generously donated beautiful hand-made hats and scarves to the children of Salem Family Resources.

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and lovely items that were distributed to young children in the programs sponsored by Salem Family Resources, including The Learning Cooperative Preschool and Parenting & Play Groups. The hand-made hats and scarves were also distributed to families visiting the WIC Nutrition Program of Rockingham County, which meets weekly at the Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church; the site of the Salem Family Resources early childhood programs. More information about all programs of Salem

Family Resources-Success By 6 is available at www. and by contact at info@salemfa or 898-5493.

Technology Provider Gives Back to their Community

Mosaic Technology, a leading expert in virtualization and data storage technology, donated a few pallets of food to the Salem Food Pantry. The company has more than a 25-year history within the local community of Salem. In response to the growing need, Mosaic made this gift on behalf of its customers this holiday season.

Mosaic is committed to the State of New Hampshire. The company is one of the Top 100 Private Companies in New Hampshire and is actively involved in the community. Earlier this year, Mosaic hosted a small business roundtable with presidential candidate Mitt Romney to give small business an opportunity to share their concerns. “We hope that our donation will help families in need get back on stable footing this holiday season,”

said Tom Desmet, founder and CEO, Mosaic Technology. “Everyone is dealing with a tough economy these days, but we consider ourselves lucky to be able to give back in honor of our customers and support the community that we live and work in.” Six Mosaic employees, including the Founder and CEO, Tom Desmet, personally delivered two full pallets of food to the Food Bank on December, 20, including pastas, cereals, rice and canned goods. The Salem Food Pantry, located on Lawrence Road in Salem, supports multiple towns in Rockingham

County. Food banks serve a big role, especially around the holidays, in providing basic essentials to families in need.

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