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The Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) – a coalition dedicated to protecting and educating consumers about prescription drug safety – and an unprecedented collaboration of tech leaders Google, Facebook and Twitter have united under Tech Together to support this year’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day efforts on October 24. Tech Together partners will utilize their platforms to provide information through a personalized automated Facebook messenger experience, custom Twitter emoji and Google mapping tools for families and individuals wanting to safely dispose of unused medicines.

According to the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, and those numbers have only increased since COVID. The DEA also cited the number one source of misused opioids as the medicine cabinets of friends or family members. In 2019, Take Back Day brought in 882,919 pounds (almost 442 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication and vape devices. This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to nearly 12.7 million pounds​. 

“The majority of prescription drug misuse in our nation comes from drugs found in the medicine cabinet in our homes,” says CSIP Executive Director Marjorie Clifton. “While it may seem surprising, statistically, most addiction and misuse…

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The Think Tank at The Thinkubator under the leadership of Dr. Lessie Branch released the results of a survey conducted by The Thinkubator Apprentice and Bronx high school senior, James Walrond.

The survey conducted in August and September of this year asked The Thinkubator’s current and former interns questions about the impact of COVID-19 on them and their families. The survey was sent to 200 Thinkubator youth representing all zip codes in the Bronx and a similar demographic profile of the Borough. 51 youth responded to the survey between ages 14 – 19, 47% Latino, 39% Black and 60% identified as Female. 

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Brenda Jimenez Wins Four Silver & Bronze Stevie ® Awards For Women In Business In 2020
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You should know that the Honorable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a jurist in the highest court of the United States passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020, after 07:00 p.m., at the age of 87. Justice Ginsburg was appointed by President Bill Clinton 27 years ago. Her death comes at a politically difficult time in our country, especially during a presidential election year.

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MTA Construction & Development President Janno Lieber and business owners announce the reopening of Turnstile Underground Market at 59 St-Columbus Circle on Wed., October 14, 2020. (Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit)

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On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; in conjunction with The Bronx Tourism Council, The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and Transportation Alternatives; hosted a bike ride with borough residents to launch the Tour de Bronx 2020 Ride with GPS routes.

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