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DAmerica's Biggest DRUG PROBLEM Isn't on the Streets ... IT'S IN OUR MEDICINE CABINETS • Approximately 170% On average, more than 10,000 PEOPLE of people who abuse prescriprion medications get them from family or friends, often from the medicine cabinet. in the United States abuse prescription medications for the first time each day, YANKEE STADIUM- More than 6 MILLION AMERICANS age 12 and older have taken a prescription pain reliever, tranquilizer, sedative or stimulant for non-medical reasons in the past month... THAT'S ENOUGH TO FILL YANKEE STADIUM 119 TIMES. Abuse Often Starts at a YOUNG AGE Non-medical use of prescription drugs by college students has DOUBLED since the 1990s. ONE IN FOUR TEENS report taking a prescription drug, that was not prescribed for them by a doctor, at least once in their life. ..... IT'S A NATIONWIDE EPIDEMIC with Serious and Often Deadly Consequences In total, more Americans die from prescription drug abuse than cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants and heroin combined. There were more than 22,000 OVERDOSE DEATHS in 2010 involving pharmaceuticals, enough to fill 52 Boeing 747 jets to capacity. 15 minutes Every 15 minutes, one American dies from an unintentional drug overdose, most due to prescription drugs. Unintentional drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the U.S. ..... .·. Fortunately, You Can DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT Take the GenerationRx Challenge today! HERE'S WHAT YOU CAN DO: • Download any of the free GenerationRx toolkits, created by The Cardinal Health Foundation and The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, and make a presentation to a school, nursing home or other community group. • Dispose of your unused or expired medications properly. Tell your friends, neighbors and family members about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Visit to learn more and download any of the free GenerationRx toolkits. T. H · B OHIO COLLEGE OF STATE PHARMACY GenerationRx CardinalHealth Preventing the Misuse and Abuse of Prescription Medications UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, 2010 Partnership Attitude Tracking Study; JAMA, 2013; 309(7):657-59, v.309, n.7; Boeing; Wikipedia,; SAMHSA, ONSDUH/2k1 OResults.htm, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2011;, http://www.cdcgov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6043a4.htm?s_cid%3mm6043a4_w; Drug,; http://www.drugabuse.gow/about-ni da/legislative-activiies/testimory-to-congress/2010/09/prescription-drug-abuse;

Generation Rx

shared by CarolineAllan on Jun 07
The Cardinal Health Foundation has teamed up with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy to promote the prevention of prescription drug abuse and misuse with the GenerationRx Outreach Initiativ...


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