Generation Rx

POISON PREVENTION: Contact for more information.  Done on Fridays at Noon at schools around the Community

The presentation for Gen Rx is up and running.  A few of our members went to Hamilton and Helena over Christmas break to give the presentation to high school students.  Also, Jatin gave the presentation to the Rotary Club at noon on February 1, 2012 (Thanks Jatin--the Rotary Club said he did an excelent job and was a great representative in the community for the pharmacy program)!! The powerpoint is available in the UM ASP dropbox folder.

The Powerpoint that was done at the meeting on February 29, 2011 is linked below:

Montana Stats:

2012 (8th, 10th, 12th graders)
Stimulants other than meth (such as ritalin, or Dexedrin) without a doctor telling you take them in your lifetime  7%  vs  MT 5%
Stimulants.........last 30 days 3% vs. MT 2%
Sedatives (tranquilizers such as valium or XanaX, barbiturates or sleeping pills) without your doctor telling you to take them in your lifetime 11% vs MT 11%
Sedatives.........last 30 days 4% vs MT 4%
Narcotic prescription drugs (such as OxyContin, methadone, morphine, codeine, Demerol, Ciodin, Percocet) without a doctor telling you to take them in your lifetime.  11% vs MT 11%
Narcotic........last 30 days   4 % vs MT 4%

About GenRx:

During the fall 2010 APhA-ASP Midyear Regional Meetings, the Academy officially launched a new partnership and community outreach program with the Cardinal Health Foundation. The Generation Rx Initiative, developed by The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and funded by the Cardinal Health Foundation, is an educational program that increases public awareness of prescription medication abuse and encourages health care providers, community leaders, parents, teens, and college students to actively work to prevent abuse. APhA-ASP is honored to partner with Cardinal Health on this educational program to expand the breadth and depth of this important initiative to the communities surrounding our nation’s schools and colleges of pharmacy.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, every day approximately 2,500 young people between 12 and 17 years of age abuse a prescription painkiller for the first time. America’s biggest drug problem is not on the street…it’s in our medicine cabinets. In fact, prescription medication abuse is the second leading cause of accidental death in the United States. More Americans abuse prescription medications than cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens, and inhalants combined, and an astounding one in five teens abuses a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime.

Cardinal Health is committed to helping counter these trends by developing and supporting local and national initiatives that educate youth, their parents, and the elderly about the dangers of prescription medication abuse and what they can do to prevent it. Cardinal Health also empowers their employees and customers with the information, tools, and resources necessary to educate families and communities about this growing public health issue. Working together, Cardinal Health’s goal is to stop prescription drug abuse before it starts.

The Goals of the Cardinal Health Foundation and APhA Partnership are to:

  • Increase awareness among pharmacists and student pharmacists about the opportunity to serve as educators and health information resources regarding prescription medication abuse prevention.
  • Increase awareness among pharmacists, student pharmacists, and other health care providers about prescription medication abuse.
  • Provide pharmacists and student pharmacists with the materials necessary to effectively implement a prescription medication abuse prevention program in their community.
  • Encourage student pharmacists to implement prescription medication abuse prevention programming after graduation.
  • To promote the profession of pharmacy and its valuable role in the community and in the health care delivery system.
  • We challenge every APhA-ASP Chapter to collaborate with pharmacists, educators, community outreach programs, and local organizations in your area to make a difference with Generation Rx.

Generation Rx Recognition for APhA-ASP Chapters

Recognition will be awarded to the top 5 chapters nationally at the APhA2012 Annual Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans, LA. Chapters receive the following cash awards:

1st Place = $1,000
2nd Place = $750
3rd Place = $500
4th Place = $250
5th Place = $125

The top 3 chapters will receive an all-travel-expense paid trip to Salt Lake City, UT to present their chapter’s programming at the Pharmacy Section of the University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies, June 17-22, 2012.