Prescription Drugs Often Pose Household Danger
Souderton Police Chief Jim Leary is warning parents of the danger lurking in their own medicine cabinet.
“Pharm party occur when young people, generally 15 to 21, raid moms or dads medicine chest, and very often raid grand moms and grand dads medicine chest, find medicines that they think will be of interest. They bring those other medicines of interest to a gathering of other likeminded people and they share pharmaceuticals, hence the term “pharm party”. This kids have no idea what they’re taking.”
Souderton and many other police departments in Montgomery and Bucks Counties will take part in this Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Giveback Program. A complete list of Police Departments involved is available at the website Justice.Gov
Spike in Manufacturing in The Region
The C.E.O. of The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce says 4 out of 5 jobs being created in the region are in manufacturing. Ron Wonderling says lower energy cost are the reason why.
“Being driven, first, as its always been driven is by the great location of the Philadelphia region. Great transportation access from railroads to key parts of the Delaware River, but the real shift has occurred due to the low cost of natural gas.”
Much higher energy costs in Europe are driving some companies to shift operations here.