Irvine, CA & Annapolis Junction, MD (PRWEB) April 23, 2014
Saturday, April 26th is the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control 8th Annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Proove Biosciences, in partnership with HC DrugFree, Howard County Police Department and Orange County Police Department, will give local residents and the community an opportunity to properly dispose of expired and/or unwanted medications. From 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., bring your medications for disposal to the following drop-off locations:
Last year’s National Drug Take Back Day, which Proove also sponsored, resulted in a record amount of prescription medications being responsibly disposed of. Efforts such as these help reduce the risk of medications, such as painkillers, being obtained by young people or abused.
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
“Proove Biosciences is committed to socially responsible initiatives, and effective community engagement. Prescription drug misuse and abuse is the number one cause of drug related death in the U.S. We are tremendously excited to support and sponsor causes that align with our company’s commitment and mission to reducing prescription drug abuse such, as the National Drug Take Back Day,” stated Proove Biosciences President, Brian Meshkin.
About Proove Biosciences
Proove Biosciences is the leading Personalized Pain Medicine laboratory that provides proprietary genetic testing services to help physicians improve outcomes for patients and contain costs for insurers. With offices in Southern California and the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area, the Company is the research leader investigating and publishing data on the genetics of pain medicine with clinical research sites across the United States. Physicians use Proove Biosciences testing to improve pain medicine selection, dosing, and evaluation of medications they prescribe. From a simple cheek swab collected in the office, Proove performs proprietary genetic tests in its CLIA-certified laboratory to identify patients at risk for misuse of prescription pain medications and evaluate their metabolism of medications. For more information, please visit http://www.proovebio.com or call toll free 855-PROOVE-BIO (855-776-6832).