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

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THE PUBLIC

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

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PHYSICIANS

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?

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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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: Opioid Abuse Drops When Doctors Check Patients’ Drug History

ITHACA, N.Y. – There’s a simple way to reduce the opioid epidemic gripping the country, according to new Cornell University research: Make doctors check their patients’ previous prescriptions.
The most significant response to the opioid epidemic comes from state governments. Nearly […]

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FSMB Releases Updated Guidelines for Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 17, 2017) – The Federation of State Medical Boards recently released its updated Guidelines for the Chronic Use of Opioid Analgesics, which were officially adopted as policy by the FSMB House of Delegates at the FSMB’s Annual […]

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Walgreens Medication Disposal Program Collects 72 Tons of Unused Medications in First Year

Walgreens, a partner in the Association’s Smart & Safe prescription drug abuse awareness program, has announced its safe medication disposal program has collected and safely disposed of 72 tons of medications since the launch of the program in 2016. The […]

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