Prescription/OTC Drug Prevention refers to any drug given via prescription from a medical professional or purchased over-the-counter from a pharmacy.
CDC produced a suite of videos to help improve communication between prescribers and patients about prescription opioids. These videos complement the CDC Guideline and aim to educate patients and providers about opioids and their risks. Available on YouTube, these videos can be easily used as Public Service Announcements (PSAs), shared on social media, or featured in trainings and presentations.
The Medicine Safety: A Toolkit for Families was developed by The Center for Improving Medication Management (The CIMM) and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) to help ensure that consumers of all ages have access to important information and educational resources to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.
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This employer kit contains the following materials to help communicate and develop policies around use of prescription painkillers:
- A guide “The Proactive Role Employers Can Take: Opioids in the Workplace”
- Tools to examine and update your drug free workplace and employee benefit programs
- Fact sheets and handouts with helpful information to educate your employees
- 5-minute safety talks
- Poster series focused on home safety and disposal
By educating children as early as possible about medication safety, together we can work toward protecting them and their futures.
Turn the Tide Rx is a national campaign created to enable “prescribers talking to prescribers.” Turn the Tide Rx aims to educate prescribers about the opioid epidemic, mobilize health care professionals to improve prescribing practices, provide the public with information to protect themselves and their families from opioid misuse and overdose, learn from communities around the country that are finding creative ways to tackle the opioid epidemic, and change the cultural perceptions around addiction so that it is not seen as a moral failing but a chronic illness that must be treated with skill, urgency and compassion.