Publication date: 
Fri., Apr. 13, 2018 4:00pm EDT ·

AAOA Survey: Most Consumers Keep Unused Opioid Prescriptions for Future Use

The vast majority of patients (89 percent) who keep their unused prescription opioids save them for future use, according to a national poll from Morning Consult and commissioned by Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA). This statistic highlights one of the persistent gaps in patient education and awareness around the safe use and disposal of prescription opioids — how to appropriately manage leftover pills.

Publication date: 
Thu., Apr. 5, 2018 3:00pm EDT ·

The Latest: Surgeon general wants opioid antidote accessible

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recommends that more people carry the overdose antidote naloxone.  The nation’s chief doctor says he is committed to increasing access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone and bringing down the cost of the drug.