Publication date: 
Thu., Apr. 25, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

FDA launches public education campaign to encourage safe removal of unused opioid pain medicines from homes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the launch of a new education campaign, "Remove the Risk" to help Americans understand the important role they play in removing and properly disposing of unused prescription opioids from their homes. Visit www.fda.gov/DrugDisposal and www.FDA.gov/RemovetheRisk and download fact sheets, social media and more. BeMedWise resources include: Safe medicine storage & disposal and Safe Disposal: An Important Part of Addressing Opioid Abuse.

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Tue., Apr. 23, 2019 2:00pm EDT ·

Take advantage to dispose of unused medications before they become household dangers. Dispose of them properly on National Prescription Take Back Day Saturday, April 27

Thousands of collection sites across America will participate in the 17th Annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. This is a great opportunity for people around the country to make a difference in preventing the misuse and abuse of prescription opioids by safely disposing of their unused drugs. Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. That's dangerous and often tragic. To help find a disposal location in your state, please click on this tool from our partner Allied Against Opioid Abuse.

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