Monday, October 31, 2011

Evaluating buying vs. renting

Renting a home can be a better option than buying, Walter Updegrave writes. Potential buyers should consider that the housing market probably hasn't bottomed out, the job market is unstable and a down payment and other costs could leave buyers without enough cushion, Updegrave writes. In addition, renting offers more flexibility. Read the full article at

Monday, October 10, 2011

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29

The Drug Enforcement Agency has scheduled National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011, from 10am-2pm for persons who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day approximately 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including the home medicine cabinet.

Find a disposal site at

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pills, Potions and Profits begins today

The 11th Consumer Issues Conference begins tonight with a free showing of Big Bucks, Big Pharma at 7pm in the UW Union. The conference sessions begin Thursday morning in Laramie with speakers on business/legal, health and criminal aspects of drugs and consumers. Sessions include sessions on medical marijuana, alcohol and Wyoming law, the proliferation of drug ads targeted directly to consumers, alternative medicine, a panel of legislators focusing on policy issues raised during the conference, and more.

Details and registration are at

Continuing education credits are available for attorneys, educators, health professionals, and family and consumer sciences professionals.