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Safeguard Prescription Drugs to Stop Abuse

By mariasmith76 HERWriter Blogger
 
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stop abuse of drugs by safeguarding your prescriptions
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Talk to a pharmacist about safe ways to dispose of unwanted, expired or unused medicine.

Knowing how to properly use, store, and dispose of prescription drugs can do a lot to reduce the amount of prescription drug abuse that is rampant across the United States right now.

Sources:

Safeguardmymeds.org. Web. 5 December 2012. “Safeguard my meds.”
http://www.safeguardmymeds.org

Safeguardmymeds.org. Web. 5 December 2012. “How to safeguard your prescription.”
http://www.safeguardmymeds.org/how-to-safeguard-your-prescription-meds

Reviewed December 6, 2012
by Michele Blakcsberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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