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Smart & Safe promotes safe prescription, use and disposal of medications.

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Patients play a big role in keeping powerful medications out of the hands of those who shouldn't have them.

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Education is critical for physicians who prescribe opioids and other medications.

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Prescription abuse is a serious and deadly problem in our country. Do you know someone who needs help?

CVS Pharmacy, Others to Limit Prescriptions for Opioids

 
Beginning in February 2018, CVS Pharmacy will limit the dose of opioid pain medication and restrict new prescriptions for acute pain to a 7-day supply, which adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines for prescribing opioids. This […]

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Opioid Prescribing Still High and Varies Widely Throughout U.S.

 
Opioid prescribing in the United States peaked in 2010 and then decreased each year through 2015, but remains at high levels and varies from county to county in the U.S., according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease […]

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STUDY: Patients Prescribed Opioids in the ER Less Likely to Use Them Long Term

 
WASHINGTON – Compared to other medical settings, emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department are less likely to become long-term users and more likely to be prescribed these powerful painkillers in accordance with […]

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Trump: Opioid Epidemic “Worst Drug Crisis” in U.S. History

 
President Trump called the opioid epidemic the “worst drug crisis” to strike the U.S. in its history while declaring a public health emergency – not a national emergency as promised earlier in the summer. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Opioids in Alabama: Where Do We Go From Here?

The numbers are staggering. In 2015 alone opioid-related overdoses accounted for more than 33,000 deaths — nearly as many as traffic fatalities. Today more than 2.5 million adults in the U.S. are struggling with addiction to opioid drugs, including prescription […]

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