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Rex the Rx.

Pre-K and Kindergarten

Don’t Keep Rex Around™ Medication Safety Program


About Rex™

Co-created by our president, Dr. Susan Bissett and Joe Murphy, CEO of Murphy Media in 2017, the Don’t Keep Rx Around™ Medication Safety
The program is a curriculum and public health campaign that utilizes evidence-based practices to teach medication safety to pre-k and kindergarten students and their families throughout West Virginia. 

“It’s never too early to explain to children that certain substances are dangerous and not to be touched.”  -The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, April 2018

According to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in April 2018:

  • 93% annual rate increase in unintentional exposures among children 5 and younger between 2000 and 2009

  • Between 2013 and 2015, exposures to the opioids: fentanyl, oxycodone and buprenorphine increased among children 5 and younger

  • To date, opioids are the highest proportion of ED visits involving prescription drugs and children

  • 9 of 10 unintentional childhood poisonings occur at home

  • Poison control centers receive 32 calls a day for children exposed to opioids (60% involved children under 5 years of age)

To learn more about this program, Contact Us!

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