Next Meeting of the Central Minnesota Prescribing Coalition Changed To August 18

CMPC to meet August 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM, at the St Cloud Library, Mississippi Room

The next meeting of the Central Minnesota Prescribing Coalition sponsored by the Central Minnesota Circle of Health and the Stearns Benton Medical Society will be held at the St. Cloud Library as above on Monday, August 18 starting at 5:30 PM. We will continues the process of developing a community-wide policy/guidelines for managing the prescription of opioids and other controlled substances for participating physicians and other clinicians in our medical community.

We are working with the Stearns County Sheriff’s office to plan one or two unused drug drop off events to publicly highlight the potential dangers of drug diversion from home medicine cabinets, and to remind the public of the presence of our local permanent law enforcement unused drug drop off receptacles. We will have a booth at the Whitney Senior Expo on Saturday, August 16 AM to talk about Medication Safety and will also have an unused drug drop off event that day. We plan a similar event on Wednesday evening, August 20th, 5:00-9:00 PM, the second-last SummerbyGeorge! event of the Summer. Please call to volunteer to staff booths at either or both of these events at 320-252-8550 or 320-492-8207. We hope to provide some public presentations on opioids and general medication safety issues yet this year. Please note the changes in dates for two of the above events.

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