Got Drugs? Drug Take-Back Booth Joins UH Hilo College of Pharmacy Health Fair

Student pharmacists from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) will be assisting the National Take-Back Initiative at DKICP’s 8th Annual Health Fair on Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, at the Prince Kuhio Plaza. This is the first time the national event has coincided with DKICP’s health fair.

got-drugs-2016The purpose of the Prescription Take-Back booth is to turn in any unused or expired medications for safe, anonymous disposal. New or used needles and syringes will not be accepted.

The student pharmacists also hope to educate the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. In Hawai’i, more than 22,300 pounds of drugs have been safely collected and disposed. Nationwide, the take-backs have collected over 3,200 tons of pharmaceuticals.

The National Take-Back Initiative is a nationwide effort led by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in partnership with the Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division and Department of the Attorney General, Crime Prevention and Justice Assistance Division.

For more information, contact Tracey Niimi at 932-7139.

Test Post… Go Seahawks!

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If you are receiving this message… please ignore and have a great day. (I’m just making sure my site is running smoothly again)

The Seahawks rule by the way.
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Coast Guard, Big Island Fire Department Search for Missing Boater Near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island

Coast Guard and Big Island Fire Department crews are searching for a missing boater near Lapakahi State Park, Big Island, in a case that began late Saturday.

Charles Locklar

Charles Locklar

Missing is 26-year-old Charles Locklar. Locklar was last seen swimming toward shore with his uncle after their 10-foot skiff reportedly capsized due to high winds approximately a half mile offshore.

At 9:50 p.m., an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point launched to conduct a search of the area and the crew of the USCGC Kittiwake (WPB-87316) operating off Maui was diverted. Air assets and ground crews from the Big Island Fire Department are also assisting in the search.

An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast has been issued alerting mariners in the area to keep a sharp lookout and report any sightings to the Coast Guard Sector Honolulu command center.

At 7:45 p.m., Sector Honolulu watchstanders received a call from Big Island Fire Department personnel stating they received notification of the vessel capsizing in high winds with two people aboard and both men had reportedly swum for shore. One of the pair made it to shore, but called 911 when he could not find the other, his nephew.

Anyone with information that may help locate Locklar is asked to contact the Sector Honolulu command center at 808-842-2600.

Weather conditions are currently reported as east winds of 21 mph gusting to 31 mph. Waves are at a foot with a west-southwest swell.

The Kittiwake crew was previously engaged in another case off Maui. The USCGC Galveston Island (WPB-1349) has relieved the Kittiwake in the continuing search for missing free diver Josh Goodwin that began Friday. Responders from multiple agencies worked on that search throughout the day. The Galveston Island crew is continuing that search throughout the night and will be joined by additional crews at first light. Both Kittiwake and Galveston Island are homeported out of Honolulu.

Editors Note On Lost Posts

Sorry folks… the mainland server that my website sits on had a “major meltdown” last night.

Posts for the last few weeks were lost.

At least we are back online.