Read Our Opioid Resources
Opioid use and abuse is a very real situation for many people today. Before you take that pill, do some research on the subject and learn a little bit more about what you’re putting into your body. Here are a few websites that can help you in that process.
Information and Resources
National Council on Patient Information and Education: The NCPIE has a website named Educate before You Medicate, which works towards advancing the safe and appropriate use of medicines.
Be MedWise: Another NCPIE website, this gives great tips for family and child safety, and also has a tool kit available to help get out the word about prescription and nonprescription drug use.
MUST for Seniors: Also run by the NCPIE, MUST stands for Medication Use Safety Training and focuses on older adults and caregivers.
ConsumerMedSafety.org: The Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ consumer site. This has tons of great info, articles and videos. You can even setup personalized medication alerts based on your medications.
NeedyMeds: NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care.
FDA: How to Dispose of Unused Medicines (PDF Link)
National Drug Take-Back Day (twice/year): April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. â€“ 2 p.m. Locations to be posted at the website.