Safely Securing and Disposing of Medications

Safely securing and disposing of unused or expired medications eliminates an unnecessary risk in the home, especially if children are present. Safely Securing Prescription Medications Never share medications with family members or friends. If guests will be in your home, place prescription medications in a medication lockbox. Keep all medications out of reach of children…

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Specialty Pharmacies

Specialty pharmacies handle medications that are given by infusion, injection or orally. These medications traditionally cost more than prescription medications, have special storage and handling requirements and need to be administered on a strict schedule. Patients, being treated for pain, may be prescribed higher dosages of opioids and opioid “rescue medications” that will require a…

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Opioid Safety

The signs and symptoms of overmedication or overdose, what to do in an emergency and how to keep medication safe.

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Opioids

What opioids are, how they are used in the treatment of pain and their side effects.

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