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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

One of the tasks resulting from my mother’s recent passing is the disposal of her prescription medications. While researching the best way to do this, I discovered that April 28, 2012, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.   Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day gives consumers an opportunity to safely dispose of prescription drugs so that they don’t affect the environment or fall into the hands of children or abusers.  You can find more information on…

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A Cautionary Tale about Q-Tips

My mother called me the other day to tell me that she had 750 Q-tips and was hoping I would agree to take some of them off her hands. Here’s how it happened.  My mother noticed  that the package of 300 Q-tips that she purchased at Walgreen’s quite a number of years ago was almost empty.   However, she was determined to buy a smaller package, since she and my dad use them up so slowly, and, like most of us…

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