Prescription Drugs & You
Two recent celebrity deaths that were ruled accidental prescription drug overdoses were that of Heath Ledger and Anna Nicole Smith. However, it is not just celebrities who are susceptible to abuse and misuse prescription medications; college campuses across the nation have dealt with tragic deaths of their students for the very same reason. Educate yourself on the proper use of prescription drugs (including proper storage and don't let yourself or your friends become a tragic headline. Locally you can dispose of unused or expired medications at Group Health Tacoma medical center at 209 Martin Luther King Jr. Way or at Bartell Drugs at 2700 Bridgeport Way West. If you don't have access to transportation learn about how to safely dispose of your medications in the garbage).