MIAMI — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America and the Miami Coalition last week held a town hall meeting on preventing teen cough medicine abuse.
The event aimed to raise awareness about the dangers of medicine abuse and included Myriam Masihy from Univision to serve as the mistress of ceremony.
CHPA also has helped to increase awareness around cough medicine abuse through initiatives like its Five Moms website and through a tool kit designed for educators on its Stop Medicine Abuse site, which also is available "en Español."
CHPA's Emily Skor, VP communications and alliance development, presented on behalf of industry and discussed what parents, grandparents and community leaders can do to prevent teens from abusing medicine. Skor also shared resources from StopMedicineAbuse.org, available in both English and Spanish.