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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, November 06, 1982, Page 10, Image 10

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Wht'-' . Your Medicine Chest On ' the surface of , " things, it might appear . that the reason a medicine . chest is thus called is that it's a good place to store medicines. Not so, according to the Food and Drug Ad ministration. Potential danger lurks when there's medicine in the medicine .Chest. One reason, is that bathroom, medicine chests are usually right .over the sink, and accessible enough to tempt the curiosity of children who live in or " visit your house. To help you know not only how to child-proof your medicine chest, but to keep it safe and up-to-date for adults too, the Food 'and Drug Ad ministration has a free reprint from its magazine, the FDA Con sumer. For your copy of What's in Your Medicine Chest, write to Con sumer Information Center, Dept. 645K Pueblo, Colorado 81009. Even if there aren't any children in your household, the medicine chest is not a good place for drugs, since the warm moist atmosphere of the bathroom can cause some drugs to deteriorate. Ideally, both prescription and non prescription drugs should be kept in a cool, dry place. What else should be kept in that cool, dry place will depend on the makeup of the family. If there are young children in .the family you're like . ly to need baby aspirin, anti-bacterial topical ointments, arid medicine to treat the symptoms of diarrhea. Almost every family will want to keep aspirin or a non-aspirin pain reliever on hand. No matter what the ' age of your family, avoid overstocking drugs. Some drugs change in consistency. Ideally, sup plies in medicine chest should be bought to last over a period of no more than 6 to 12 months; - ; :' Be sure to review the contents of your medicine chest every 6 months and discard old supplies. Also be sure that any new prescrip tions you get are clearly dated. " Tablets that have become ;," crumbly, medicines that have changed color, odor, or consistency, or are out dated should ' be destroyed. Empty - the bottle of medicine into the toilet, flush' it down and rinse out of the bot tle. Don't put leftover drugs in the trash basket where they can be dug out by . inquisitive . youngsters. Newly pur chased drugs that don't look right should be returned to - the phar macy. Drug ' products that lost their labels also, should be destroyed. ' , And, as a final safety precaution, always keep the telephone number of the local poison control center, doctor, hospital, rescue squad, '.fire and police departments near , every phone' in the, house. And tape the . emergency phone list wherever you keep medicines and emergen - cy supplies, as well as in side the bathroom medicine chest door. When you order What's in Your Medicine Chest (free) you'll also receive a free copy of the Consumer Information , Catalog. Published r quarterly by the Con sumer Information Ct nter of the General Services Administration, the free Catalog lists 200 selected "- free .." and mo.Jerately priced . federal consume booklets: r'" ''.' , Subscribe To The Carolina-Times Call 682-2913 4 J Soft pads protect from pain .while .medicated disks i work to remove corns. nymnrxn J ii-J-J m w I '-vi 1AI li kto mure fern evzr, ivsYe rcgjrf for ycio2 PRICES GOOD THttU SAT NOV. 6fH NONE TO DEALERS wi RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES COPYRIGHT 1982, WtNN-OfXIE STOPES. INC. - ... 32-01 JAR KRAFT r.!AYOK:iAie: raveeta V mere 12-OZ. PKG. KRAFT SLICES VELVEETA -V V LlrM-dlr U J J ': .'vi. 'V .v' - jf- -v of best brands 24-OZ. LOAVES DIXIE DARLING SANDWICH BREAD rsct albowa 160Z. PKG. MUELLERS CLDOW MACARONI 2-LB. PKG. KRAFT VELVEETA 1frOZ. PKG. MUELLERS VERMICELLI 8-OZ. SIZE KRAFT GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE WITH $10.00 OR MORE ORDER (LIMIT 1) 3Go$6au& 1-LB. PKG. IN QUARTERS PARKAY MARGARINE 16-OZ. PKG. KRAFT SLICES VELVEETA from PttUbury M, 2-PAK 15-OZ. PILLSBURY PIECRU3T IN THE DAIRY CASS HARVEST FRESH jp ttMP' jr A , 1AOZ. PKG. KRAFT AMERICAN SINGLES h AMERICAN i SWEET POTATOES 5 lbs 1W5Z. BAG KRAFT MINIATURE MARSHMALLOW3 ' J HARVEST FRESH GOLDEN RIPE BANANAS LB- 12-OZ. PKG. DELUXE ATVERICttJ CUCC3 lvij KRAFT) 'Vl 13-OZ. JAR KRAFT MARSHMALLOV OlEMS 10-OZ. SIZE KRAFT CRACKER BARREL STICK CHEESE MELLOW SHARP CRACKER BARREL EX. SHARP..I209 3-LITER BTL. GALLO WINES GHABLIS BLANC -RED ROSE HEARTY BURGUNDY EA ((KRAFT)) (pf.' 12-OZ. PKG. KRAFT NATURAL CHUNK SHARP" NY. SHARP CHEDDAR f 8-OZ. PKG. KRAFT PHILADELPHIA CREAM CHEESE KRAFT 7-OZ. JAR KRAFT MA!5H?.1AL10Y CCir. Tit 160Z. SIZE PILLS3URY HOLIDAY cco:to 140Z. PKG. KRAFT DELUXE MACARONI DINNER KRAFT WML BOX KRAFT SPIRAL MACARONI Ct CHEESE DINNER FOR 8-OZ. BTL. KRAFT CUTTERMILK DRESSING 0" CRAF) 32-OZ. JAR KRAFT GRAPE OR APPLE JELLY HAL BTL. KRAFT ORANGE-PINEAPPLE JUICE ((KRAFfg 2-LB. TUB KRAFT PARKAY CORN OIL SPAD KRAFT ri7$ MAK PILLSBURY BUTTERMILK DICCUIT5 PiBsbury sua 'nBske CooAfts 32-OZ. BTL KRAFT ic2 on ctePZTZim JUICj 3600 N. Duke Mall Lake wood Shopp inn Center Groasdaile Shopping Center linnon Plaza Avondale Drive 810 Liberty St

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