The dangers of rogue online pharmacies and counterfeit medication, tips on what to look out for, and a safer way to buy medication online are among the topics highlighted by Carmen Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, executive director of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®), in interviews during a radio media tour.Read more
15 million people have used prescription drugs non-medically in the past year. (CDC)
Let’s decrease that statistic by learning the warning signs of abuse and addiction, which drugs are most frequently abused, and how to get help.
Out of 11,000+ online drug sellers reviewed by NABP, 96% are Not Recommended.
Tips for identifying illegal online drug sellers and finding legitimate online pharmacies can provide the knowledge you need to shop safely.
More than 50% of prescription drug abusers obtain the drugs from family or friends for free. (SAMHSA)
Safely disposing of unwanted or expired medications can keep the medications from falling into the wrong hands.
Every 10 minutes a child younger than 6 is taken to an ER for medicine poisoning. (CS Mott)
Medication use may seem like common sense, but unintentional misuse can lead to tragic incidents. Safety tips for all members of your family, from kids to seniors, can prevent accidents.
You can provide your patients with the information they need to take their medication safely, find safe online pharmacies, prevent prescription drug misuse and abuse, and dispose of unneeded medicine properly. We have flyers you can post in your pharmacy or that you can make available for patients to take home.
WHAT TO KNOW
Working together, we can all make a difference in the fight against prescription drug abuse. Use our facts and flyers to educate yourself, your family, and your friends about using medicines safely and finding safe online pharmacies. Find permanent drug disposal sites in your area using our Locator Tool.
WHAT TO KNOW
Last week, AWARXE relaunched its website with a new look and more intuitive navigation.Read more
Overdose deaths, particularly from prescription drugs and heroin, have reached epidemic levels, stresses the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.Read more