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FREE IMODIUM A-D SAMPLES AVAILABLE TO DES MOINES AREA RESIDENTS

 DES MOINES, Iowa, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning today, participating pharmacists in Polk County will make available free samples of IMODIUM(R) A-D to those people who may be suffering from diarrhea due to the recent contamination of the Des Moines water source. Some 11,000 samples of the antidiarrheal have been made available to Polk County pharmacies through the support of McNeil Consumer Products Company, maker of IMODIUM A-D.
 Due to the recent flooding of the Des Moines Water Treatment Plant, officials have indicated that drinking water in Des Moines may be contaminated for the next several weeks. All water should be boiled prior to drinking. If you should accidentally ingest the contaminated water, you may experience some acute diarrhea.
 Des Moines residents are advised to consult with their pharmacist to determine appropriate treatment based on age, weight, and other drug therapy. Along with the IMODIUM A-D, tip cards on the treatment of acute diarrhea will be available to patients. If you or a member of your family are experiencing symptoms of diarrhea, please consult with your pharmacist.
 The Iowa Pharmacists Association (IPA) is the state professional society of pharmacists, united for the purpose of advancing public health, particularly the pharmaceutical care of the citizens of Iowa. IPA serves the pharmacists and pharmacy students of Iowa with more than 1,200 members statewide.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas R. Temple, R.Ph., M.S., executive vice president of Iowa Pharmacists Association, 515-270-0713, or Jerri Ann Yznaga of Rowland Company, 212-527-8884, for McNeil Consumer Products Company/


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