Massachusetts: 56% of Parents Say Their Kids Have Access to Rx Drugs at Home

An estimated 56 percent of parents in a Massachusetts survey say their children have access to parents’ prescription drugs at home. One in seven parents say they have given their children pain medication that was not prescribed for their child. The study surveyed 300 parents of children 12-25 years old who were living at home. The survey was released by The Partnership at Drugfree.org during a briefing at the Massachusetts State House. The survey found 27 percent of parents said they have taken prescriptions pain medications not prescribed for them, and 30 percent still have unused pain medication at home. Only 19 percent have had discussions with grandparents about safeguarding medicines in their homes. (Source: The Partnership for Drugfree.org)
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