Safeguard My Meds is a national educational program from the National Community Pharmacists Association and Purdue Pharma L.P. to increase awareness about the importance of safe storage and disposal of prescription medicine in an effort to reduce the risk of misuse and abuse.
About Purdue Pharma
Purdue Pharma L.P. and its associated U.S. companies are privately-held pharmaceutical companies known for pioneering research on persistent pain. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Purdue Pharma is engaged in the research, development, production, and distribution of both prescription and over-the-counter medicine and hospital products. Additional information about Purdue can be found at www.purduepharma.com.
About the National Community Pharmacists Association
The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA®) represents America’s community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 22,700 independent community pharmacies, pharmacy franchises, and chains. Together they represent an $88 billion healthcare marketplace, employ over 65,000 pharmacists, and dispense over 40 percent of all retail prescriptions. To learn more go to www.ncpanet.org or read NCPA’s blog, The Dose, at http://ncpanet.wordpress.com.
About the U.S. Conference of Mayors
The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,210 such cities in the country today, each represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the Mayor. The primary roles of The U.S. Conference of Mayors are to promote the development of effective national urban/suburban policy; strengthen federal-city relationships; ensure that federal policy meets urban needs; provide mayors with leadership and management tools; and create a forum in which mayors can share ideas and information. Find us on facebook.com/usmayors or follow up on Twitter at twitter.com/usmayors.
About Catherine Hicks
Actress and parent advocate Catherine Hicks is best-known for her role as Annie Camden on the longest-running family drama on television, “Seventh Heaven.” Catherine also received an Emmy nomination for her performance as Marilyn Monroe in the classic television motion picture, “Marilyn, the Untold Story,” which sprung her to stardom.
Today, Catherine continues to work in all mediums of stage, television and film. In addition to several independent feature films which will be released soon, Catherine has also appeared in such hit films as “Star Trek: The Voyage Home,” “Peggy Sue Got Married,” and “Childsplay.”
Born in New York City and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, Catherine attended Saint Mary’s College (Indiana) where she studied theology – until she won an acting fellowship at Cornell University. Through her affiliation with Catholic Relief Services, Catherine has also been an advocate and spokesperson for the situation in Darfur. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Kevin Yagher, and their teenage daughter, Catie.