lunes, 23 de abril de 2018

Just in time for National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28th check out FDA’s newly revised drug disposal page! - Drug Information Update

DEA Drug Take Back: April 28, 2018
Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted a newly revised drug disposal page. This site contains information for patients and health care providers to help encourage patients to properly get rid of unused, unwanted, or expired prescription medications. Getting rid of these medications is important. When medicines are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly, preferably via a drug take-back option, to help reduce the chance that others will accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine. Given the opioid crisis, it is particularly important for opioids. The FDA’s drug disposal website lists a number of disposal options, as well as special instructions for patients to consider when disposing of a few potentially dangerous medications. Please note, we’ve also created a user friendly infographic to help patients make decisions about their specific disposal needs. Please help us to get the message out: The value in ‘holding on to’ medicines, especially opioids, is not worth the very real risks they can pose to our children and our nation. We all have a role to play in making sure medications, when no longer needed, are disposed of promptly
For more information, please visit: Drug Disposal

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