How To Safely Dispose Of Rx Drugs

According to the White House Drug Policy Office, prescription drug abuse among 18 – to 25-year-olds rose 17 percent from 2002 to 2005. In 2004 and again in 2005, there were more new abusers of prescription drugs than new users of any illicit drug.

Young people mistakenly believe prescription drugs are safer than street drugs, doctors say. But accidental prescription drug deaths are rising and students who abuse pills are more likely to drive fast, binge-drink and engage in other dangerous behaviors. Parents should be alert to these signs and changes in behavior.

Al Gore III’s arrest may raise awareness among parents, said Dr. Donald Misch, director of health services at Northwestern University in Evanston. “This is an opportunity for people to understand this is happening in your household,” he said. “These are your kids. The drug dealers they’re going to are their doctors, their parents and their friends.”

Parents should clean out their medicine cabinets and lock up any prescription medications. This is more than likely customary in homes with toddlers but is advisable no matter the age of the child, just to be safe. This would also prohibit giving them to friends if your child isn’t a user.

Deputy drug czar, Scott Burns stated: “We found in focus groups of young people across the country that in large measure they’re getting the drugs from their own medicine cabinets and the Internet. Some Web pharmacies deliver ordered drugs without legitimate prescriptions, but other sites steal credit card information and never fill orders, Burns said.

With the rise in prescription drug abuse, three federal agencies issued guidelines earlier this year for disposing of medications without harming the environment.

1. Remove unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs from their original containers.

2. Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, like used coffee grounds or cat litter, and put them in impermeable, nondescript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags.

3. Throw containers in the trash.

4. Don’t flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the accompanying patient information says specifically it is safe to do so.

5. Return drugs to pharmaceutical take-back sites that allow consumers to return unused drugs for safe disposal.

Sources: White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, Department of Health and Human Services, Environmental Protection Agency.

Author’s Note: A pharmaceutical sales representative can increase sales by volunteering to return expired or outdated medications for the wholesalers in their territory. This can be a daunting task for their employees. Offering customer service at this level is rare and not expected. This also gives the drug rep an idea of the inventory on hand and an opportunity to help sell their medications. The wholesaler can offer specials to the retail drug stores on your proprietary pharmaceuticals.

The Aging Manhood and its Impact on Reproductive Health

When a guy is in his prime of life, it’s hard to even imagine that a day could come when his interest in intimate relations might have died down. Young guys feel “up and at ‘em” on what seems like a 24-hour-a-day basis. But what about when they get older? Society’s perception of older men tends to be one of guys who have much less sensual desire than they used to; worse, the stereotype is that even when they do feet hot and bothered, they often can’t attain the tumescence that they need to satisfy the desire. But is there a basis for this view? Can keeping an eye on proper care have an impact on a man’s aging manhood?

A 2009 article from a noted journal provides a good starting point for looking into this issue. The article states that “biological factors have an indisputable effect on [reproductive] activity among the elderly, but they do not directly determine it.” Yes, aging does have a direct impact on the physical functioning of the male reproductive apparatus, and other indirect health factors, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which may increase in prevalence among an aging population, can also play a big role.

With information drawn from two national surveys from Finland in the 1990s, the study found that aging men had more intimacy than aging women and that partner activity among aging men depended largely on an individual’s self-esteem, good health and an active intimate history. In other words, those who took care of themselves physically, had a good opinion of their general sensual ability and had been intimately active earlier in life generally continued to be more active later in life.

More recent research

A 2016 study on the quality of life and aging looked at this perceived problem and came up with a different point of view. Analyzing data from more than 6200 men and women from the Midlife in the United State study, the scientists sought to include aging with such factors as frequency of engaging in relations, number of partners, etc. When incorporating all of these factors, aging went from being negatively correlated with sensual quality of life to being positively correlated with it. It was felt that the sensual quality of life of older adults (both male and female) was affected more by the quality rather than the quantity of sensual activity. In other words, aging brought with it a kind of wisdom in which sensual satisfaction had a changing definition for the participants.

More recently, a 2018 article looked at the intimate lives of elderly men and women in Europe, examining about 3800 people in Denmark, Norway, Belgium and Portugal. It concluded that “good health, an active [intimate] life throughout the lifespan, direction of relationship, and feeling emotionally close to partner during [intimacy]” were the major factors for sensual satisfaction among the aging set.

All these studies indicate that, while there may be some changes as one ages, it is quite possible to have a satisfying intimate life in the later years.

One common factor is the state of one’s male organ health, so men should really consistently make use of a top drawer male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The most sought-after cremes will include a wide range of healthy, beneficial vitamins, including A, B5, C, D and E, the topical application of which can more directly target the manhood. Also desirable in a crème is L-arginine, which helps boost nitric oxide production and thereby aids in keeping male organ blood vessels open for increased blood volume.

Reproductive function and Male Organ Blood Flow: Understanding the Anatomy of Tumescence

The human body is a wonder, a complicated organism that is a beautiful machine. Individual body parts are also wonders, including the manhood – and not just because of the sheer pleasure the manhood provides to its owner (and to partners of the owner). Of course, like all parts of the body, it requires proper care and attention, which is why male organ health is so important. And part of understanding male organ health lies in knowing the various components of the manhood and how they are affected by other parts of the body. One prime example of this is how male organ blood flow is affected by factors outside the manhood itself.