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California pharmacies rarely take back unused opioids

(Reuters Health) – Only 1 in 10 California pharmacies have programs to take back unused prescription opioids and just one in five give consumers accurate disposal information, according to a study that suggests drugstores could do more to help combat substance abuse. For the “secret shopper”-style study, researchers called 898 pharmacies in California to inquire…

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Eye injuries from laundry pods rising in U.S.

(Reuters Health) – A growing number of kids are getting chemicals from laundry detergent pods in their eyes, even as ocular injuries from other types of household cleaners steadily decline, a U.S. study suggests. Nationwide, poison control centers received 319,508 calls from 2000 to 2016 about people getting household cleaning products in their eyes, an…

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