|RxSafe's Community Based Prevention Action Team invites you to a virtual event:
The Gateway Film Screening and Panel Discussion!
RxSafe Marin is sponsoring a screening of the short film Gateway, "A Story of How Surgery and Opioids Transformed the Lives of Three Families."
This FREE virtual film and panel discussion is Monday, May 17, 2021, at 6:30 pm. See the post-film panel and register to attend at tinyurl.com/2kh8utb8
Monday, May 17, 2021, at 6:30 PM
Prescribers and Pharmacist Action Team
Pharmacy Partnership Project
This month, RxSafe Marin members Aglaia Panos, Pharm D, Touro University Professor and Susan Kim, AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer, visited 18 of the 40 pharmacies in Marin to distribute public awareness educational materials and urge pharmacists to promote safe drug disposal, an effective tool against the opioid health crisis. They will visit all 40 locations in the coming months.
Pharmacies are vital touch-points. The goal of this outreach is to educate pharmacists about the opioid epidemic, Substance Use Disorders (SUD), drug stigma, naloxone distribution and upcoming virtual trainings for CE units. The in-person visits were well received and all of the pharmacies agreed to distribute RxSafe Marin safe drug disposal materials.
Awareness Posters Displayed at Partner Pharmacies in Marin
Personal stories are powerful and resonate with others: Would you like to share your story of struggle, sorrow or hope? RxSafe Marin will publish selected stories on its website to help others. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the new RxSafe Coordinator!
Anita Renzetti joined RxSafe Marin as the new senior program coordinator on April 26. Besides years of service in tobacco control and a Master's in Educational Administration from UC Berkeley, Anita served as education director for the California Society for Addiction Medicine (CSAM) in San Francisco. Recently, Anita shared lived experiences related to her new role: “My younger brother Jerry tragically overdosed in late 2018 in a remote county where Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) was not on anyone’s radar. On a happier note, my mother Grace has been in recovery from a prescription drug substance use disorder for over 40 years, the last 25 with her Native American life partner, also in recovery. I look forward to using my educational and professional skills to enhance the Coalition’s life-saving work!”