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Senator Seward, Community Partners to Announce Collaborative Effort to Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Written By Editor on 11/14/16 | 11/14/16

State Senator James L. Seward (R/C/I–Oneonta) will be in Otsego County, noon on TUESDAY, November 15th, at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. Senator Seward, a member of the Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, will be joined by officials from LEAF Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Bassett Healthcare Network, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to unveil a collaborative initiative to help dispose of unused prescription medication.

WHAT:  Collaborative effort to encourage proper disposal of unused prescription medications

WHEN:  Tue, Nov 15, Noon

WHERE:  60 Lake St., Cooperstown; Otesaga Hotel, Abner Doubleday Room (downstairs)

WHO: NYS Senator James Seward, Julie Dostal, Executive Director of LEAF; Dr. Vance Brown, President & CEO, Bassett Healthcare Network; Rhonda Sciarra, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, and a young woman from who will share her story of prescription drug abuse/misuse.

WHY:  Every 14 minutes, an American dies from an unintentional drug overdose. Seven out of 10 people who abuse prescription drugs get them from friends or family members. Help combat the opioid epidemic and abuse of prescription medications through proper disposal.
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