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Disposal of Unused Medicines What You Should Know

7/15/2014
12:35 | Author: Sarah Gray

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Disposal of Unused Medicines What You Should Know

Medicine take-back programs for disposal are a good way to remove expired, website for information on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Events.

FDA remains committed to working with other federal agencies and medicine manufacturers to develop alternative, safe disposal policies. Below is some additional information about flushing medicine when it is no longer needed. If you have additional questions about disposing of your medicine, please contact us at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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You may have also received disposal directions for these medicines when you picked up your prescription. If your medicine is on this list, and you did not receive information containing disposal instructions along with your dispensed prescription, you can find instructions on how to dispose of the medicines at DailyMed, by searching on the drug name and then looking in one of the following sections of the prescribing information:

For specific drug product labeling information, go to DailyMed or Drugs@FDA.

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Drug Guide - Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medicine The

5/14/2014
02:30 | Author: Alex Watson

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Drug Guide - Prescription and Over-The-Counter Medicine The

This drug guide can help you identify and learn about the most commonly-abused prescription and over-the-counter medicine.

Here, you can learn about the prescription and over-the-counter drugs that teens are most commonly abusing, including what they look like, their street or slang names, how they're taken and what the potential side effects are.

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Teen medicine abuse is an epidemic - one that is not poised to get better. But there are steps we can all take, starting with getting educated about the types of medicine that teens frequently abuse, you can take the first step in helping to end medicine abuse.

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"In my mind, pills were better than doing meth or coke".

8729 people have signed the pledge.

Prescription medicines are now the most commonly abused drugs among 12 to 13 year olds.

You can play a powerful role in preventing your teen from abusing medicine. The free materials and resources below are a great place to start.

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Prescription Drug Abuse - KidsHealth

3/13/2014
04:45 | Author: Sarah Gray

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Prescription Drug Abuse - KidsHealth

Why do people abuse prescription drugs? Some think that because a doctor prescribed them they must be stronger. Others believe they're safer and less.

What if a doctor prescribed a medication for you and you're worried about becoming addicted? If you're taking the medicine the way your doctor told you to, you can relax: Doctors know how much medication to prescribe so that it's just enough for you. In the correct amount, the drug will relieve your symptoms without making you addicted.

Like all drug abuse, using prescription drugs for the wrong reasons has serious risks for a person's health.

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Home

11/22/2014
04:20 | Author: Alex Watson

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Partnership for Prescription Assistance Home

“After my heart attack, I did not have prescription medicine coverage. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helped me and now I receive four of my.

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“After my heart attack, I... did not have prescription medicine coverage. The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helped me... and now I receive four of my life-saving medicines for free.” Get Help Now.

We are proud to work with many great organizations to bring assistance to the patient populations in need. Is your organization interested in partnering with the Partnership for Prescription Assistance? If so, contact us.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines by matching them with the right assistance programs. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

Program Database last updated on October 16, 2014.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance has assisted more than 8.5 million people in getting the medicines they need for free or nearly free.

The Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you find the program that’s right for you, free of charge. Remember, you will never be asked for money from the PPA.

Contact the PPA about partnership opportunities.

Have recent natural disasters affected your ability to get access to your prescription medicines? Download the natural disaster worksheet and the PPA may be able to match you with a program to help you regain access to your medicines.

More resources for: Patients Patient Advocates.

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Prescription Drugs - NCADD

9/21/2014
02:35 | Author: Sarah Gray

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Prescription Drugs - NCADD

Taking prescription drugs not prescribed for you by a doctor or in a way that hasn't been recommended by a doctor, can be more dangerous than you think.

Call: or Enter your Zip Code below to identify an NCADD affiliate near you:

Am I Drug Addicted?

Taking prescription drugs not prescribed for you by a doctor or in a way that hasn't been recommended by a doctor, can be more dangerous than you think. In fact, it can be fatal.

Stimulants such as Ritalin, Adderall and Dexedrine increase alertness, attention and energy and are often prescribed for health conditions such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, narcolepsy and depression.

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