Encourage your patients to dispose of medications at National Take-Back Event
The abuse of prescription drugs is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States and a January 2013 survey found that Colorado has the second-highest rate of prescription drug abuse in the nation. Some diversion and abuse comes after family or friends pillage medicine cabinets for excess medications.
Physicians can help prevent prescription drug abuse by encouraging their patients to appropriately dispose of expired or unwanted medications on April 26, 2014, the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Click here to visit the Colorado Medication Take-Back Project page of the CDPHE website to view eligible drop-off locations or download the event brochure. Click here to visit the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) website to learn more. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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