Tips on preparing for public health emergencies

PhRMA’s blog – The Catalyst – has a helpful post up on being prepared as we all watch Hurricane Irene head toward the United States:

Hurricane Irene came ashore over Puerto Rico this weekend. It could potentially affect parts of the U.S. mainland including, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. This is a good time to remind everyone whether living in these states or not how it important it is to plan for emergencies. RxResponse has a number of great and very useful links to help everyone prepare for a hurricane or any other potential emergency.

These helpful tips include cataloguing your prescription information before an emergency strikes and a searchable map of open pharmacies that activates once an emergency occurs.

The latest on Hurricane Irene is available from the National Hurricane Center.